Shape UP: Strategies for Health Awareness Through Preaching and Empowerment by Dr. Michael Thomas Scott, Sr. is a must read for Pastors, Preachers, Health Educators and Community Leaders of all churches and denominations. There is a tremendous need for health awareness through preaching within the African-American community because many African- Americans continue to make bad choices that often lead to disease and infirmity. Preaching has always been and always will be the catalyst to motivate people and the source of inspiration to inspire people to continue to move forward when their progress has been impeded or stopped because of some opposing opposition. Health Awareness Ministry is an application of the hands on approach. This insightful book is a practical resource tool for the implementation of an effective Health Awareness Ministry for the local church.