Sunday, December 18

Made to Crave Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst

Last year, author Lysa TerKeurst released the book Made to Crave, providing the Biblical answer to why people diet, regain the weight they lose, and continue to find themselves stuck in this vicious cycle. Made to Crave helped thousands of people finally achieve victory in their weight loss journey.

But, according to TerKeurst, "We need more than 19 chapters to stay motivated and on track. That's why I wrote this daily devotional with 60 inspirational entries. There is plenty of new material not in the original book. Rest assured, I also included your favorite nuggets of wisdom from Made to Crave."

Just like the Made to Crave book, this Made to Crave Devotional is not a how-to get healthy book. It is the road to finding the lasting ‘want to' that extends far beyond the surface issues of weighing less and wanting to wear a smaller clothes size.

Says TerKeurst: "There's a spiritual battle going on. It's real. And it's amazing how perfectly the Bible gives us specific ways to find victory with our food struggles.

"Even for girls who don't crave carrots."

Title: Made to Crave Devotional
SubTitle: 60 Days to Craving God, Not Food
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub Date: January 01, 2012
ISBN: 9780310334705

Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of fifteen books, including New York Times bestseller Made to Crave. She has told her remarkable life story on national television and radio, including Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children.

Author Website: http://www.LysaTerKeurst.com

I had the pleasure to read Made to Crave a few months ago, and when I heard about this 60-day devotional book, I couldn't wait to check it out. Each of us has a craving in our lives, and unfortunately we tend to fill these cravings with things that really don't satisfy.

This devotional continues in the same style and inspiration as the first book, encouraging us to change our focus from food to craving time spent with God instead. I have this devotional series on my Kindle, and have been picking it up and reading several each day.

Here are a couple of quotes, totally at random:

Prayer (Day 27): Dear Lord, I want to persevere and remain strong through this healthy eating journey. I commit each small food choice to You today, knowing that I am building a path to victory one choice at a time. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Thought for the Day (Day 28): Doing something in order to be loved is a trap, but doing something because I am loved is incredibly freeing.

If you are like me ... and have tried every diet plan out there, and still can't seem to find something that works, then maybe this is the answer for you too. What have we got to lose, except maybe some unwanted pounds? And what is there to gain, except a closer relationship with God ... and a healthier body? That sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it?

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Zondervan, in exchange for my honest review.

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