Love to Eat, Hate to Eat (La vie est plus que la nourriture)
PresentationAfter years of unnecessary dieting, people realize that what they eat isn't the only factor that affects their weight. Having discovered the hold that food can have on a life, advisor Elyse Fitzpatrick wants to help her readers to:
- identify destructive eating habits;
- break the vicious circle of emotional eating;
- find solutions adapted to specific situations.
God knows all about us .... where we've been and where we're headed. Because he knows us so well, he can transform us profoundly and lead us to find the contentment we aspire to.
AuthorELYSE FITZPATRICK (M. A., Trinity Theological Seminary) is a consultant at the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD), located in San Diego, California. She is the author of several books for women.
“It is well known that eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are symptoms of inner suffering often linked to a deeper identity problem. In my opinion, of all the French works on the subject, Elyse Fitzpatrick's Life is More Than Food is the one that best presents how eating disorders can be approached practically through the gospel. The author's goal is that all individuals who suffer from eating disorders can find comfort and strength in the good news of Jesus Christ. I have used this book for several years in my ministry and it is my pleasure to highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the subject. "
- Matthieu Caron, pastor of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Shawinigan-Sud; president of the Biblical Counseling Foundation
"The biblical depth of this book is a true delight as well as a balm for the soul. Elyse Fitzpatrick writes for everyone and pays special attention to the constant struggle offered to us in diets of all kinds. The author does not aim for a transformation of the body, but of the heart. It presents us with the divine perspective on the subject of our relationship to food. Who or what will I worship today? »
- Louise Leblanc, Bible counselor, Baptist Evangelical Seminary of Quebec
"How do you relate to food?" Does it allow you to run away from your problems? Does it give you comfort or a sense of control? If you're having trouble managing your diet, this book is for you. The author doesn't just come up with a magic bullet, like a few days of a diet to lose weight. His approach paves the way for personal discipline that relies on God. With great finesse and patience, she wants us to understand that God is also interested in this area of our life. I especially recommend this book to teenagers who feel bad about themselves. Each chapter prompts us to reflect and discuss. This book could easily be read with family or friends. »
- Sylvia Evans, responsible for Women of the Word (Gospel 21)
Table of contents
Foreword: There is hope for you
Part 1 - A REGAIN OF INTEREST
1. From Affliction to a Purpose
2. The Change God Desires
3. Mirror, mirror, show me my heart!
Part Two - UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE
4. We are the temple of God
5. Why do we do what we do?
6. The power of God that transforms lives
Part Three - EMBROIDING THE GOD-BASED TRANSFORMATION PROCESS
7. A good image of food
8. Making Food Choices According to God
9. Food and Your Thoughts
10. Practice, practice, practice!
11. A word especially for you
12. Cross the finish line
Afterword: How to tell if you are a Christian
Original title : Love to Eat, Hate to Eat
Author : Elyse Fitzpatrick
Publisher : Impact
Publication : September 2019
ISBN : 978-2-89082-350-1
Pages : 275
Format : paperback
Weight : 326 g