Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman's desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn't a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the 'I'll start again Monday' cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn't a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal -- and grow closer to God in the process. This is not a how-to book. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This book is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose. This is a book and Bible study to help you find the 'want to' in making healthy lifestyle choices.
©2010 Lysa TerKeurst (P)2010 Zondervan
I really enjoyed this book. It made me think about a lot more than food in my life. Lysa mentions several different things in life that can have a hold on us, things that we wouldn't even consider a "craving". I love the thought that "I am not fat even though my body may be". Our body is the container for our spirit like a glass holding water or a pretty box holding a present! The important part of us is the inside yet we spend so much time focused on the outside. Balance in life is focusing on the inside but not neglecting the outside.
I have prefered listening to this book though I own a printed version as well because it's a tough subject for me. Being able to listen has been easier to do as it really has made me take a hard look at my own habits, never an easy subject, and begin to change them. Hearing it makes me feel like I have a partner to help me make some difficult changes for the better!
We all have excuses we use to justify behavior that is less than stellar, in this case, how we handle food issues. The author, Lisa, has used all the same excuses I've had myself. Seeing them in print or hearing them read aloud makes me realize how wrong they are and how much I've been lying to myself and BELIEVING the lies! With God's help I'm beginning to see them for what they are and am starting to see changes in my attitudes and behavior. And isn't that why we read a book like this?
I love this book because it's causing me to realize that my walk with God can be sweeter and more personal as I invite Him into my struggle with food issues. It's nourishing my soul as it improves my physical health. What a great combination! This book came highly recommended by two close friends and I'm so glad I took their advice and read it! You should too!
I love non-fiction, inspirational audios. Having heard another book ready by the author, Lysa, I didn't enjoy Jill's narration by comparison. I like that this is a book I can listen to now and then six months later to hear a different message depending upon where I am in my journey. The first time I heard it, I didn't like it. Now I re-reading (listening) and I'm gleaning some truths that were more hidden the first time around. If you have always worried about your eating and never addressed it either with emotional self-help books or theray, the concepts here will be very awesome and really open your eyes.
Everything! It opened my eyes to the fact that it's God we need to run to for comfort, for a relationship, for acceptance not food. We shouldn't get our self worth from a scale, compliments, friends, co-workers, or family. We need to go to the source that is God and beleive only the truths He has for us.
1st time. She's captivating.
Yes. In fact, I'm listening to it for the second time. I'm very happy that I purchased this book so that I can listen over and over. There is so much information packed into it that I couldn't get all of it the first time through.
The understanding the author has of food cravings and how we can tap into God's unending strength.
I did listen to much of it during a long run. Now I'm listening to it again...and taking notes.
I didn't get the print version, as I have very limited time to read.
So many great quotes in this book! I listen to it repeatedly, to keep my mind focused on Biblical truth. Because I have received Christ by faith, I can access His power over food temptations by faith, and have seen this happen repeatedly as I follow Lysa's counsel to
Jill does a great job with expression, and her enthusiasm helped me feel Lysa's encouragement. I rated the reading 4 stars instead of 5 because of a few mispronounced words that initially confused me. These were obvious mistakes that should have been fixed by a review before final production, in my opinion.
I have studied the issue of wine in the Bible (mentioned in the first 2 minutes of the chapter on over-indulgence), and believe Lysa's pastor was dead-wrong and woefully ignorant to surmise the wine at Cana was alcoholic in nature. The scriptural evidence is overwhelming; get out a Strong's concordance and check out every reference to wine, you will find the same word is used for grape juice and for alcohol, and the meaning is determined by the context. Prov. 23:29-35 and other passages that are clearly talking about alcohol are undeniably against its consumption. Further, the Bible consistently uses yeast and fermentation to picture sin. In addition to these Biblical reasons, I also own a copy of a booklet by a pastor who visited Israel many years ago, and was able to see firsthand examples of traditional
The most common sense outlook to living healthy.
Enjoyed this book greatly and have recommened it on my personal blog; "Hundred days to a healthy half hundred".
I haven't finished this book, but I really like it so far, enough that I also purchased the kindle version for deeper study.
The narrator, however, is awful. She sounds as though she is a kindergarten teacher reading a fairy tale to a class of little kids. Fortunately I have listened to enough audiobooks with less than great narrators so I am still able to continue listening to it, but Jill Brennan, try reading like you are speaking to intelligent adults. Thanks.
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
I've done it all Weight Watchers, phone apps, fuel bad, you name it. As the author points out, we don't need a "how to". We all know portion control, the food pyramid, physical representation of ounces. We needed a "want to". And though I have even said myself that it is similar to an addiction though you can't stop eating. I had never truly looked at it as a true addiction, or better defined as a loss of power and a focus, devotion, to food. I can't attempt to explain because I won't do it justice. I am saying that when I framed it in relation to God and my commitment to not allow myself to participate in any addictive behaviors it became very easy to change my entire mindset. I have quit smoking as I realized it was controlling me, I don't go to casinos as I can feel the discomfort of the compulsion coming on and it sickens me. Now understand the role food is playing currently in my life, through this book I am changing the addictive behaviors. Taking on cravings as a cue to prayer is the perfect solution. Thank you so much for this book and it's companion the devotional!!!!
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