Imagine Hope loves a good book! This week each of us are sharing some favorites with the hopes that they will help you on your journey. Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst
Last week we covered the topic of emotional eating, so I found it fitting to recommend my favorite book on this topic!
I love this book! As a therapist who has a passion for food addiction, I knew I needed to check it out.
Humans are hungry for a lot…hungry for attention, love, acceptance, not to mention food. It is our human nature to crave. This faith based book reminds us that we are made to not only crave food and earthly desires, but also most importantly more of God.
Lysa helps us see that sometimes we misplace our cravings for emotional needs and God with food. When our emotional cravings aren’t met, some people will turn to destructive things to cope instead of the spiritual connection and personal relationship with God.
This isn’t a “hot new diet fad”. It is a book to give clarity to the importance of relying on God as you battle food and body image issues. It helps you learn about what the Bible says about food, and ways to stop beating up on yourself for what the numbers are on the scale.
The focus on a healthy physical body along with a growing relationship with God will refocus your energies on being loved by God and treating your body as the special creation He made you to be. There's also a Bible study workbook to go along with it.
Check out more great recommendations tomorrow!
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.