Friday, February 18, 2011

Made to Crave

I was asked to review a new Biblestudy/DVD series - Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst. How I will ever do this justice, I am not sure! I was blown away - I was willing to do the review because it sounded interesting to me - what I wasn't ready for was how much it spoke to me. This study just was for me exactly what I needed! You can choose to read the book all by itself and glean a tremendous amount - but coupled with the DVD series and workbook - be ready to be spoken to!!

Lysa knows the struggle with food and having our cravings met by God alone - she has been there and I love that! A bit more about Lysa:

Lysa TerKeurst is an author and speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey.

Lysa wrote the book Made to Crave from the perspective of a woman who has never craved a carrot stick in her whole life. Having struggled with her weight her whole adult life, Lysa knows what it feels like to be in the vicious cycle of gaining and losing, but never feeling at peace in her struggle. Everything changed when Lysa decided to have her deepest desire met by God not food. Now, armed with the spiritual motivation she gained in her own journey, she is inspiring others to find lasting victory.

If you want to purchase the set as one - go HERE. I highly recommend them as a complete set - the extra teachings and insight are SO good and really challenged me to work harder and pray more about where my heart is. For a short while - the 21 day devotional on Kindle is FREE - grab it HERE while you still can!!

And if I haven't "sold" you yet, here's a bit more by the publisher:

Just because a woman finally fits into her skinny jeans doesn't mean she's won her battle with food. Too often, women overlook the spiritual component to their physical struggle with healthy eating. Made to Crave taps into the desires God gave you to consume food without letting food consume you!

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. 224 pages. Companion Bible study DVD set also available.

**I was provided copies of the book and DVD for review purposes.

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