Monday, February 7, 2011

Book Review for Made to Crave by Lysa

Recently, I was ask about participating in a blog tour to review and share with you all about Lysa TerKeurst new book and study entitled, “Made to Crave.” I received the book back in December and read it with a great anticipation. I loved the book partly because it was an easy read with truth packed throughout that I believe we all face every day. The book deals with trying to fill our cravings with food, instead of what we are truly longing for which is God.

Reading the book I was struck with the fact that we try to fill this space in our souls with so many things Lysa is dealing with food, but truly this book would fit anybody and whatever you may try to fill your craving with individually. We may fill the space with overspending, television, scrapbooking, addictions, the list are long, but the book speaks to any of these situations just think about your own situation and put that where Lysa talks about food. Nothing will fill us up, but our individual relationship with God and she deals with this beautifully with God’s Word.

Unfortunately, the study only arrived a few days ago and I’ve only been able to watch one session. I love what I see so far in the dvd. Lysa comes across very real and vulnerable, which I think all women are able to relate to much easier than someone not willing to open up about their own situation. I also liked the fact that in the video all types of women are in the audience showing that this study relates to ALL women not just one stereotype of woman.

I loved Lysa’s words that we are all made to crave God not food, which fits each of us. Just fill in the food with whatever you crave! Lysa encourages everybody to take this adventure to become empowered spiritually and who doesn’t need to be empowered?
Sweet Blessings,

P. S. Please be sure to read on with more details about the book and Lysa, along with some giveaway information that Lysa is having today on facebook!

About the book: 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.

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.

As a nationally known speaker, Lysa has been passionately teaching women God’s truths for years. Lysa’s personal adventures of following God led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman’s Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio.

Today, Lysa and her ministry team at Proverbs 31 Ministries encourage more than 375,000 women through their daily online devotional. In addition, she co-hosts a 1-minute inspirational radio program aired on more than 1,200 stations around the world. Plus, she touches hearts through their monthly magazine, P31 Woman. Lysa’s blog averages over 70,000 avid readers per month. She is the award-winning author of 14 books, including her newest releases, Made to Crave and Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. Other noteworthy books include What Happens When Woman Say Yes to God, What Happens When Women Walk in Faith, Capture His Heart, and Capture Her Heart. Visit Lysa's website for more info and to visit her blog!

Link to buy the book:

About the giveaway and party:

Lysa is throwing a Made to Crave Party on February 8th! Made To Crave Party on Facebook!

During the party Lysa will chat with guests, host a trivia contest or two, and give away lots of other fun prizes (copies of Lysa’s other books and, iTunes & Starbucks gift certificates) – including a live Author Chat with Lysa for your small group!

Don’t miss the fun! Lysa is looking forward to learning more about you – so be sure to stop by Lysa's Facebook Author Page on February 8th at 5:00 PM PST (6 PM MST, 7 PM CST, & 8 PM EST).

I was given a complimentary book/study for taking the time to read and review this book on this blog.

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