Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Review~Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst

This book is written by Lysa TerKeurst the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"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."

I have been hearing about this book for about a year now.  I tell you I was SO tickled pink when I found out I'd been chosen to get this book for review.  I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember.  I've also struggled with doing God's will in my life.  This book is a perfect fit for me.  I can not say enough good things about it!!  Now you must know this up front....it is NOT a diet book.  It will not tell you what to eat.  Many of us know what we should or not eat.  I've always done great for a while but never followed through.  That is why I loose weight and go right back up again.  I like it in the book when Lysa says, "Weakness is hard, but it doesn't have to mean defeat.  It is my opportunity to experience God's power firsthand." 

At the end of each chapter are "Personal Reflection" questions.  Let me tell you these REALLY get you thinking and praying!!  I'm participating in an online study of this book and plan on blogging about my journey through Made to Crave.  So please come back and check in often.  This is in no way shape or form an easy read...meaning you are going to have a lot of hard work ahead of you.  One by one you will be peeling off the layers....getting to the person God has created you to be.  It's time to put the excuses away for good!!  I highly recommend this book...even if you do not struggle with your weight.

Lysa has a number of fun things coming up during the next few weeks.
On the sidebar of my blog you will see the button to take you to the Kindle give a way.
Win a brand new KINDLE from Lysa TerKeurst during the Made To Crave KINDLE Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Made to Crave and the MTC Small Group DVD Study Set, Lysa is giving away a KINDLE prize package worth over $175.00!
One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle with Wi-Fi & the New E Ink Pearl Screen
  • KINDLE editions of Lysa’s Made to Crave and Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl
But, WAIT there is more!

Lysa will be announcing the winner of the Made to Crave KINDLE Giveaway on February 8th during the 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 Amazon.com, 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).

**This book was sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review."

1 comment:

Tracy Brumfield said...

Hello. I found your blog though the blog tour for "Made to Crave" and fell in love with it. I am now a new follower. God bless and have a great day.