On a day reserved for romance, sweet somethings and celebration of friendship…
Not to mention chocolate-dipped strawberries, scrumptious desserts and candy-coated hearts…
What better topic to discuss than…
d i e t i n g ??????
Betcha didn't see that coming!
Lysa TerKeurst's recent New York Times bestselling release Made to Crave could be characterized as a dieting book, but I see it more as lifestyle inspirational. If that's not an official genre, it should be.
It deals with perspective–
Rather than focusing on prohibition though, Lysa sees (and seeks) the liberties extended in Christ. Her premise is simple:
We were made to crave.
Craving is not a bad thing in and of itself; in fact, God designed us with the propensity to crave. It's when the object of our affections is misguided. As Lysa puts it,
We were made to crave–
long for, want greatly,
desire eagerly, and beg for–God.
She approaches the subject as one who has walked the steps she talks; and really, it's less about "taking steps" and more about falling in love with our Creator. Any woman who has struggled through the whole throes of weight gain and loss will identify with Lysa…and find her counsel as hope-shrouded.
And…I'm thrilled to be able to give away a copy of Made to Crave!! If you're interested in hearing new thinking on a worn out subject, leave a comment telling me why you'd like to win! After you've done that, you can enter again by subscribing to my blog via a reader or by email, Tweeting, Facebooking, Stumbling, etc. about this post and leaving a separate comment telling me you did.
I would love to win this book so that I can give it away 🙂 I have several family members that would be so blessed to read this book. I just started it and I’m just eating it up (no pun intended!).
I would love this book because I have heard so many great things about it and don’t have a copy yet!!
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Lysa’s book has been on my list… it would be wonderful to win a copy! Loss and gain. Been there. Would love to read this one!
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I’d love a copy of this book. I’ve spent too much time on the yo-yo dieting scene craving food and things of this world and not enough time craving God. I could use a new perspective! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!
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Is it too late to enter? Cause I’d LOVE to have this book. I know I’m an emotional eater. It’s something I was taught as a child and something I’m (not very successfully) trying to break away from. Lately, though, I’ve also been realizing the need to focus more attention on God and less on me. If this book will help me take steps in the right direction, then I need it!
Chocolate CravingsChocolate Gift Basket is a Best Valentines Gift There, I admit it. That’s why I love Valentine’s Day. It’s the one time of year.
Your cookie sounds delicious. chocolate is a best valentine gift.I am a bona-fide chocoholic. There, I admit it. That’s why I love Valentine’s Day.