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Cravings

Cravings

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

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Raised in a food-loving Italian-American family, Mary DeTurris Poust writes on the powerful connection between food and faith.

Cravings: Read Chapter One

Cravings: Read Chapter One

Mary DeTurris Poust

"When was the last time you looked in the mirror and didn't like who you saw staring back at you?" 

Praise for <em>Cravings</em>

Praise for Cravings

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.

Cravings and Christ: A Chat with Mary DeTurris Poust

Cravings and Christ: A Chat with Mary DeTurris Poust

Elizabeth Scalia

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.

Mary DeTurris Poust's Blog

Mary DeTurris Poust's Blog

Visit this author's blog and TV show here.

Book Club Roundtable

Less of Me: Feeding the Deeper Hungers

Less of Me: Feeding the Deeper Hungers

Rebecca Hamilton

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. 

Sacred Apricots

Sacred Apricots

Jenny Warner

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.

It's Not About You

It's Not About You

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. 

Our Disordered Lives

Our Disordered Lives

Sarah Reinhard

This book gave me a "Theology of the Body applied to life" sort of jolt. Everything we do with the physical impacts us spiritually. 

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