Does God Want You To Be Thin?

Jeffrey Kluger / Lake Forest; Elizabeth Dias / Lake Forest Monday, June 11, 2012

Rick Warren was once a very fat man. It’s not as if he’s skinny now, which as you discover when you meet him is kind of a nice thing. “Have you hugged a pastor today?” he asks as he enters a room. “It’s good for your health.” And it does seem that way, since to share a hug with Warren is to be gathered into a big, benign, bearish embrace–a feeling that makes you hope he never loses another ounce.

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