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
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.
First my likes. My big revelation was that over eating is gluttony and that is a sin. Hadn't thought of it that way and that is a good takeaway. That's really all I got out of the book. I think I might of gotten more out of it if the narration hadn't been so awful. Not sure of that though, ha! The narrator got worse and the book progressed and it was as if she was reading to preschoolers. Very patronizing and and annoying. The book seemed negative to me and I just didn't enjoy it very much. I did learn something so I gave it 3 stars.
this was exactly what I needed for motivation. knowing that it's not just a world thing but a relationship venture with father God is freeing. I am made for sooooo much more
Yes, because I liked it and will probably "read" it again, at least once a year until I have it down.
That God desires to be Lord over all that we do, even over what we eat. It created a moment of surrender to saying, "Yes, You are Lord, even Lord over my stomach and taste buds" and that this journey is way more than weight loss or looking skinny, it is about connecting with the One who created me in my mother's womb. It is about giving Him my body as a living sacrifice every day. This is one of the most practical ways that we can worship and allow Him to be in control of our lives and even growing in greater trust in Him as we conquer the fear of hunger in the midst of a country of abundance.
I dislike reading, whenever I read a book like this, no matter how good it is, I am forcing myself to get to the next page. She helps me to read the entire book in a week, where it would have taken me probably 2 years to get through it.
I could relate to the author's experience. I also liked how she elevated this journey of food freedom from what the culture says to what the Bible says about food and God. For me, the extreme reaction wasn't in crying or laughing, but in turning my heart to Lord and finally saying "Yes, I will do it Your way. Not my will, but Your will. Not what I want, but what You want for me" I typically engage with the Lord, no matter the book. But this book, helped me see a blind spot that I have and gave me language to position my heart before the Lord as we conquer this food addiction. I have read other books on food addiction and healthy eating and I have been to doctors and naturopaths and others and of course talked with friends and family about this issue but none have given me the tools and language and guidance in how to move forward with God, how to get free and stay free. I feel like this is what I was looking for all this time.
I would prefer that the author reads the book. I am not familiar with this author or her voice or anything. But there is so much more passion and you can really hear the author's heart when they read their own story and their own book. This lady did a nice job but I think it would have been even better if the author did it herself.
We all know what we should be eating, or at least we have a good idea. This book addresses the deeper issues we have regarding food and uses scripture to change the way you think about eating. This has completely changed my eating habits!
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