Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

If you are wanting to dive deep inside a person’s life regarding their honest struggle with food you must read, “Made to Crave,” by Lysa Terkeurst. Just as she did in, “Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl,” she writes with honesty and candor. If you are tired of lying to yourself and others about your food struggles you need some honesty and candor in your life.

Gleaning from Terkeurst’s honesty let me be honest with you. I have read several reviews on this book and even thought for myself, “Do we really need another person’s opinion on eating?” Well, yes, we do. Clearly Americans are comfortable with food and sometimes too comfortable. Terkeurst takes a hard look at herself and basically lets you see all the dirty laundry regarding this struggle in her life. It is very refreshing. However, at times I felt like I was reading her diary and needed to apologize for it.

Aside from stepping on your toes and challenging you to change this book is an easy read. Meaning, the chapters are short so if you have kids running around or you are squeezing it in on your coffee break you can read this book. Each chapter ends with questions for you to reflect on. A friend of mine read this book while keeping a journal and answered the questions in her journal so she could go back and see what changes had taken place. This book is also filled with scripture. It is not simply Terkeurst’s opinions but it includes what verses and passages spoke to her and prayerfully will speak to you too.

Lastly, individuals that have never struggled with food will scoff at the idea of this book. Terkeurst makes this statement in the introduction that could sum it up for you, “I’m a simple Jesus girl on a journey to finding deeper motivation than just a number on a scale for getting and staying healthy.”

Thank you to Zondervan Publishing for providing a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

If you are interested in purchasing or downloading this book please visit Zondervan's website.

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