A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God
by Mary DeTurris Poust
"Whether you're tired of being obsessed with your weight, are hungry for inner peace even more than you're hungry for food, or are desiring the freedom that comes with self-acceptance, Cravings will leave you satisfied."
—Kate Wicker, author of Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body
Raised in a food-loving Italian-American family, Mary DeTurris Poust writes on the powerful connection between food and faith.
Mary DeTurris Poust
"When was the last time you looked in the mirror and didn't like who you saw staring back at you?"
Kate Wicker and Various Authors
Whether you're hungry for inner peace, food or truth, read why other authors say this book will leave you refreshed and full.
Poust has written a tremendously consoling, encouraging and lasting resource for Catholics, yes, but for all people of faith who struggle with bad habits. Here she takes a few questions from Patheos' Catholic Managing Editor Elizabeth Scalia.
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This book focuses on how to replace food as the go-to drug for what ails you by turning to God, and it's full of very useful ideas and plans in this quest.
Proust's vulnerable and public exploration into her relationship with food begins to let some fresh air into the dank cellar of our eating as well.
Rachel Marie Stone
What I (and others) have found most helpful in moderating a tendency to restrict or overeat is joining with other people. Eating is not ever something we can figure out on our own.
This book gave me a "Theology of the Body applied to life" sort of jolt. Everything we do with the physical impacts us spiritually.