Can the Bible help me with my food struggles? Have you ever felt stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of overeating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive thoughts about food? Whether you feel defeated by your lack of self-control or overwhelmed by thoughts and longings for food, the answer to our food fixation does not lie in the $500 billion global diet industry. This is not a diet book and it’s not a healthy eating plan. Because at the core, our problem is not really what we eat. It’s why we seek fullness in something that will never satisfy. Join Asheritah Ciuciu as she shares honestly about her own battles with food and reveals the path to freedom. You’ll discover the joy of living free from food fixation so you can experience deeper satisfaction in Christ, gain a renewed sense of purpose, and yes, even enjoy good food (without regret). A healthier relationship with food through a stronger relationship with Christ—that’s the goal of Full. Includes a quiz to help you find out if you have food fixation, plus practical strategies for overcoming it.
Have you ever thought about your relationship with food? Whether the struggle is with excess weight, unwanted cravings, total control, or extreme diets, we all have a relationship with food. In fact, many of us are so consumed with this aspect of our lives that we've developed a food fixation. Our obsessive thoughts about food, about what to eat and when, may be signaling a deeper spiritual issue. Whatever your relationship with food, Real Comfort can open your mind and heart to surprising spiritual truths and free you to approach food rightly. Unpacking a theology of food and sharing stories of women who have overcome food fixation, Asheritah Ciuciu helps readers engage this issue in a practical and holistic way. Revealing 12 biblical principles that can break the power of food and free us to taste and see that God is good, Real Comfort addresses questions like: Why we need a spiritual solution for our food problem How to reawaken a hunger for God Practical ways to overcome food fixation Includes a quiz addressing the symptoms and manifestations of food fixation, helping you determine if you or someone you know may need this book.
How to focus on Christ during Advent Most Christians agree that Christmas is all about Jesus, yet most of us spend little time preparing our hearts to celebrate Him. Why is this? Partly because we don’t know how. In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers through the four weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love). Each week: Begins with an interactive family devotional that equips readers to celebrate Advent together Offers five daily reflections that focus on that week's name of Jesus Includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects This devotional can be used by readers in their own personal worship times or as a tool to engage in family worship during the busy holiday season. Either way, participants will gain a greater sense of awe and wonder at who Jesus is. By focusing on the person and character of Jesus throughout the Advent season, readers will prepare their hearts so that when they admire the live nativity, sit in the candlelight service, or wake up on Christian morning, they can join the faithful who sing from the bottom of their hearts, "O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!"
A licensed psychologist and certified addictions counselor, Epstein brings insights learned through her own battle with addictive eating to deliver tangible action steps to overcome eating issues. It is written for people who are currently battling an unhealthy relationship with food. Food Triggers is full of practical applications from Scripture, genuine compassion and true stories of struggle and success. This book helps readers understand that addictive eating is a physical, emotional and spiritual problem that must be addressed on all three levels in order to achieve true freedom. Food Triggers isn’t just another diet book; it is truly a food addict’s roadmap to the Promised Land—the land of success, peace and total freedom.
Discover the Secret to a Full Life We live in a world of scarcity. We say, “I don’t have enough time… maybe when we have more money… if only I had a little more help…” But Scripture says if we have Jesus, we have enough. In this 6-week study of Colossians, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers to discover the life-altering importance of Jesus’ sufficiency and sovereignty. And you don’t need hours a day to enjoy this Bible Study. Each day’s study contains two paths: Snack on the Go: a bite-size morsel of truth to chew on throughout your busy day FEAST: a dig-deep guide to maximizing the “meat” you’re getting out of your Bible study PLUS! a supplemental "Serving and Leading" section that includes service challenges for making theory a reality You can enjoy this study in whatever way works best for you. Discover the joy and freedom that abounds when we know deep in our hearts that Jesus truly is enough.
Don't you wish you could just eat whatever foods you want without feeling guilty? You can! God wants eating healthy to be a simple, easy, and joyful expression of your faith, not a guilt-ridden lifestyle of complicated and expensive diet methods. It's not a matter of the stomach. It's a matter of the heart. God created food to help you, not hurt you. Eating with the King is a 40-day journey to seeing food as the fuel source God intended, not something to love more than Him. Each day, Terri Rockwell offers you a slice of the Bread of Life with a side dish of practical tips on following God-given hunger and fullness cues. Packed with scriptures pertaining to food, you will discover how to let Christ fill you with His love, instead of looking to food for comfort. Experience the freedom to eat what you enjoy without condemning yourself as "bad." Having a healthy body is as simple as eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're full! Think she's kidding? You shall know the truth; and the truth shall set you free. (John 8:32) What do you have to lose? Taste and see that the LORD is good! "There is so much freedom in the simplicity of this! No more counting calories, worrying about my metabolism, no more forbidden foods. God is so good! I actually get giddy and excited when my stomach growls. I feel like I am directly communicating to God. He's saying, "Thank you for being patient, my child. You may eat now. - Kara Carlisle, Atlanta, GA Terri Rockwell lives with her husband Jason and their two children in Savannah, Georgia.
Record your thoughts, prayers, and insights in this personal companion journal as you read Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction. Featuring key Scripture, quotes from Full, and other beloved Christian writers, you'll find ample opportunities to reflect on and apply the powerful truths you're learning in Full.
Author: Robin Merrill
Publisher: New Creation Publishing
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
What if losing weight was a lot simpler than we think? What if the secret to physical health was spiritual health? I shed the weight by drawing closer to my Savior. And I wrote these 30 devotions to help others do the same. If I can do it, so can you.
Author: Kim Dolan Leto
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Achieve health the right way from the inside out! Many diet and fitness books claim that losing ten pounds in ten days will bring the health and happiness we are looking for. But the truth is that health and happiness requires more than a few weeks of intense dietary restriction or physical exertion. The journey to health isn't a sprint. It's a marathon. We succeed by combining our faith with our fitness and doing real life with God. Only in Him do we find the strength to make health a lifestyle. Everything else is just a temporary fix with an unending cycle of deprivation, overconsumption, and exhaustion. F.I.T. is different than any other diet or training plan. It calls women who are struggling with their health and fitness to a Faith Inspired Transformation shifting their focus from what the world says to what the Word of God says. With each of the ten steps, renowned fitness expert, model, and writer Kim Dolan Leto provides the inspiration and practical tools necessary to live a healthy life that honors God and brings the lasting results we all crave.
Author: Lysa TerKeurst
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2010-12-21
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.
When you're in a tempting situation, all you can think of is the food. How good it looks. How good it smells. How good it will taste. What you need is a way to break the hold food has on you. I Deserve a Donut will help. It is a hands-on, use-it-in-the-thick-of-the-battle book that will help you renew your mind right when you need it. It's filled with 150+ Bible verses, 37 sets of questions, and 20 sets of tips-all specifically chosen to help you take off the lies that make you eat and put on the truth that will set you free. As you renew your mind, you'll notice your desires changing. You'll actually "want" to follow your boundaries. And that will make it easier to say no to the donut. If you'd like a companion Bible study to this book, check out "Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study," also by Barb Raveling. Both books can be used alongside any healthy weight loss program.
The Counter-Cultural Move from Accumulation to Abundance Why is it so hard to find the contented, satisfied life? What deep hungers drive our purchasing habits, accumulation, and consumer lifestyle? Satisfied is for those drowning in debt, but also those getting farther and farther ahead financially. It is for those who have forgotten who they are and mistakenly equate their self-worth with their net worth. It is for those who are crippled by comparison. It is for those with full closets and empty souls. Satisfied provides an inspiring and transformative vision for living a deeply contented life in our consumer-driven culture. “Jeff Manion’s voice is such a wise, clear, helpful voice, and I’m so thankful for the timely and challenging invitation he’s issued in these pages. I’m inspired to live more richly with fewer things, and to pursue gratitude and generosity with more intention.” –Shauna Niequist, author of Bread and Wine