Sometimes I read passages in the Bible that sound so great---but I have a difficult time really putting them into practice. Ecclesiastes 5:18 is one of those verses: "It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life." As one who has always struggled with her weight, the thought of eating and drinking---while still accepting my lot in life---doesn't sound as promising as it might to someone else who has a little more self control. It seems my lot in life, thus far, has been to eat, drink, and gain weight.
Author Sheri Rose Shepherd has been there too. As a teenager, Sheri Rose was overweight, depressed and struggling with an eating disorder. Over time, she's allowed God's healing to change her life and put her on a healthy path.
I've been a big fan of Sheri Rose Shepherd for about 8 years now and own several of her resources. I even had the opportunity to hear her speak at a women's conference several years ago and was very blessed. That's why I was super excited when I was given the opportunity to review her newest book, If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure.
As soon as received my free copy of the book, I flipped through it just to have a look at some of the topics. What I saw were tons of recipes! Yay! I love my copy of Sheri Rose's cook book, Eating for Excellence, so I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy this one as well!
Sheri Rose offers several "craving" scenarios: things like cravings for rest, energy, and times of celebration---and gives her readers Biblical principles, coupled with delicious healthy recipes, to help satisfy those cravings.
One Scripture that she shares in her chapter on rest really stood out to me and is inviting me to study and pray about it further. Isaiah 28:12, "God has told his people, 'Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.' But they would not listen." Wow! I really crave that place of rest!
If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to find the source of their soul's unrest and the reason for feelings of emptiness or lack in many areas of their life. I know Sheri's godly wisdom is going to help me, not only as I battle my cravings for unhealthy foods, but in several areas of my life where I need to trust God. I encourage my readers to visit Sheri Rose online at, www.biblelifecoaching.com, and try to pick up some of her resources---you will be blessed for sure!
Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of
this book for review purposes.
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