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Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food | [Lysa TerKeurst]

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

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.
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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

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    Anita Wichita, KS, United States 01-09-11
    Anita Wichita, KS, United States 01-09-11
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    "Makes you think"

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Arlington, TX 01-30-12
    Joan Arlington, TX 01-30-12
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    "Life Changing Book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Made to Crave to be better than the print version?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    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?


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Atara USA 06-25-11
    Atara USA 06-25-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Prefer narration but Lysa, but still a great book."

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura EASTON, PA, United States 09-14-12
    Laura EASTON, PA, United States 09-14-12
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    "Life Changing!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Made to Crave to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Jill Brennan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    1st time. She's captivating.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Keri MORA, MN, United States 05-22-12
    Keri MORA, MN, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Didn't know the Bible talked about food this much!"
    Would you listen to Made to Crave again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The understanding the author has of food cravings and how we can tap into God's unending strength.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to much of it during a long run. Now I'm listening to it again...and taking notes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan Irvine, CA, United States 03-19-12
    Morgan Irvine, CA, United States 03-19-12
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    "Break the Vicious Cycle!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Made to Crave to be better than the print version?

    I didn't get the print version, as I have very limited time to read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Made to Crave?

    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


    What does Jill Brennan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Mansfield Louisville, TN 09-26-11
    Denise Mansfield Louisville, TN 09-26-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Delightful!"
    What did you love best about Made to Crave?

    The most common sense outlook to living healthy.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed this book greatly and have recommened it on my personal blog; "Hundred days to a healthy half hundred".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Oxford, MI, United States 07-22-11
    Margaret Oxford, MI, United States 07-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "THOUGHT PROVOKING"

    This book is much more than a weight loss book. It convicted me to crave God and his ways.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Oneal California 07-24-14
    C. Oneal California 07-24-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.

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    "Finally, we're at the heart of it. Excellent book"

    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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    Catherine TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 01-14-14
    Catherine TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Best diet guide I have ever read"

    This is a book about more than diet. This book delves into everything we crave that isn't good for us and redirects our attention to God. Lysa TerKeurst teaches the reader to pray through temptation and to learn to be content in the now.

    Lysa doesn't pretend to be the perfect role model, nor is she judgmental about the reader's struggles. Her writing reminds me of Beth Moore's bubbly, encouraging way of motivating people to approach God.

    The narration was good; Jill Brennan kept the tone light, encouraging, and energetic.

    Please read this book before beginning any new diet. Lysa TerKeurst doesn't promote any particular diet because she believes that one size doesn't fit all, but she offers basic guidelines that any Christian could follow to stay motivated and achieve the right goals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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