Announcement: Made to Crave Book Club

Made to Crave book club

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I’ve been putting this off, because I felt like I wasn’t ready. I shared a bit about my weight struggles after I fell off the wagon from doing so well last year. But now, I’m ready. I have to do this.  My mental, physical, and spiritual health needs me to do this.  I have got to get it together.

I’ve heard great things about this book, and I pray that God will use it to motivate, inspire, and encourage me to do what I need to do to honor my body as the temple of the Holy Spirit, and to help me be healthy for my family..

So, over the coming weeks, myself and a few other bloggers will be hosting an online book club, discussing Made to Crave. We would be honored if you would join us, and you can purchase the book here. (That is an affiliate link, and if you purchase through it, I will receive a small percentage to help offset the cost of this site).

Wondering if you could benefit from this book?  Here are some things to think about.  Do you rationalize your unhealthy food choices with the following (quoted/adapted from page 13 of the book):

I’m good in every other area.
I make so many sacrifices already.
I need treats as a comfort in this season of life

I just can’t give this up.
The Bible doesn’t specifically say this is wrong
Everyone has their issues.

But despite all the excuses and rationalizations, the truth is that food will never truly satisfy those desires that we have.

Also, there is a website for the book: www.madetocrave.org. There are lots of great resources on that website.  If you cannot purchase the book right now, but would still like to participate, there is a 21 day challenge that you can sign up for.  This is completely free and you will receive a daily devotional that follows similar principles as discussed in the book.

Either way, I hope you’ll join us, starting next Monday.  We will be discussing 2 chapters each week.  If you’re a blogger, I invite you to share your thoughts on your blog as well.

Comments

  1. says

    I’m in! I’ve had this book for a while and haven’t “found the time” to finish it. So glad I’ll have some accountability partners! Yay! :). Thx C!

    • Crystal says

      Yes, Jenni…I’m with you. I’ve had the book for a while as well, but have been putting it off. But now I’m ready to get into it. So glad you’ll be joining in, because I need that accountability as well.

  2. Renown and Crowned says

    Not sure if I can keep up with two chapters a week during this life season, but I will try! I borrowed the book from the library two weeks ago and haven’t even touched it yet. Oops!

    • Crystal says

      Kayla, thanks for joining in! I think you’ll find the chapters manageable. Each chapter contains discussion questions at the end, so each chapter only has about 5-6 pages of content. I understand busyness though :)

  3. says

    I have this eBook when it was a freebie for Kindle. I need to read it. I want to do this too. I am heading over to that link next! Thank you.

  4. says

    Hi Crystal! I came over from Raising Arrows because your post caught my eye. I’ve had this book for almost a year and only managed to get through the first couple of chapters. I was planning on starting up again this month, so this came at a perfect opportunity. Thanks for setting this up!

  5. says

    Hi Crystal! I found this post through Raising Homemakers. I have been blogging through this study this summer too. It is so good! Very encouraging and challenging at the same time. I have learned so much through it. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. Florence says

    I just bought the book a few days ago for my kindle, however, I’m away on vacation & it hasn’t downloaded to my kindle!!! :( I have to figure out why that is…then I’d like to join in – I want/need the accountability too! :)

    • Crystal says

      Florence, I hope you figure out what’s going on with your kindle! have you tried turning it off/on, making sure the wireless is on, and syncing, etc? Once I also had something to go archives somehow that I didn’t realize it was there. Or maybe you can resend it manually from your amazon account? Anyway, hope you get it figured out. I’m excited to discuss all the great stuff in the first section :)

  7. Olivia Adams says

    I am hearing the word accountability, like it’s a new concept. ( and I suppose if we have been lacking in this area it is a new concept, and a most welcome word.)
    We all make choices. ( That can be scary because what are we basing those choices on.)

    So if we let our bodies go, don’t we have to ask why??? What are we really doing ? I know recently this is a question I have asked myself. I am lost. My desire is for GOD to show me the way back. I want to look like Zena the Warrior Women. LOL …

    Okay so I will take Physically fit. I want to please God by making healthy food choices for the beautiful body he gave me.

    ”Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” Philippians 3:19

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Olivia, I am sorry that it seemed as if I were saying that accountability is a new concept. I don’t think that, and therefore never meant to imply that. What I do think is that it can be an important component to successful endeavors.

      Yes, we make choices and of course we need to ask why. I know there are a lot of issues that I am personally dealing with. Thank you for your response and I wish you the best of luck on your journey to get healthy.

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