Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God - eBook  -     By: Mary DeTurris, Poust
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Ave Maria Press / 2012 / ePub

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Written from a unique Catholic perspective, award-winning journalist Mary DeTurris Poust offers personal, hard-won wisdom on the complex relationship between food and spirituality and invites readers to examine their own attitudes about eating and explore their deeper hunger for God. If you're a Catholic reader coping with body-image and weight issues or interested in the connection between food and spirituality, this book will change your relationship with food.

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Ave Maria Press
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781594713538
ISBN-13: 9781594713538
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In this first book on the topic written from a Catholic perspective, award-winning writer Mary DeTurris Poust offers personal, hard-won wisdom on the complex relationship between food and spirituality. Mary DeTurris Poust draws on the rich appreciation of meals she first gained at the tables of her childhood in an Italian-American family, leading readers into reflection on the connections between eating, self-image, and spirituality. Like Geneen Roth in Women, Food and God, but from a uniquely Catholic point of view, Poust helps readers spot ways they use food to avoid or ignore their real desires--for acceptance, understanding, friendship, love, and, indeed, for God. Poust draws from scripture and the great Catholic prayer forms and devotions to assist readers in making intentional changes in their use of food. She also offers reflections on fasting, eating in solidarity with the poor, vegetarianism, and the local food movement.

Author Bio

Mary DeTurris Poust is an author, columnist, journalist, speaker, and blogger who has written for dozens of Catholic and secular publications. She is the author of Walking Together, Everyday Divine, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Catholic Catechism, and Parenting a Grieving Child. Poust was a senior correspondent and contributing editor for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper for fourteen years and is currently a daily contributor to Our Sunday Visitor’s popular blog, OSV Daily Take. Her award-winning monthly column “Life Lines” has been published in Catholic New York since 2001. Poust also writes about family, faith, and the spiritual journey at her own blog, Not Strictly Spiritual. She has worked for the dioceses of Metuchen, New Jersey, and Austin, Texas, as well as the Archdiocese of New York, where she served as managing editor of Catholic New York. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and three children.

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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

This book opens a doorway to hope for anyone locked in a struggle with food. It is a refreshing guide to freedom in Christ.
Jeff Young, Podcast host of The Catholic Foodie

Another excellent tool in Mother Church's hand to help feed God's children with what they crave most: truth, the food of saints!
Rev. Leo Patalinghug, Author of Grace Before Meals

Author Bio

Mary DeTurris Poust is an award-winning reporter, columnist, author, and blogger whose work has appeared in dozens of Catholic and secular publications. She is the author of Walking Together, The Essential Guide to Catholic Prayer and the Mass, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Catholic Catechism and Parenting a Grieving Child. Author Residence: Delmar, New York

Publisher Summary

Mary DeTurris Poust draws on the rich appreciation of meals she first gained at the tables of her childhood in an Italian-American family, leading readers into reflection on the connections between eating, self-image, and spirituality. Like Geneen Roth in Women, Food and God, but from a uniquely Catholic point of view, Poust helps readers spot ways they use food as a way of avoiding or ignoring their real desires - for acceptance, understanding, friendship, love, and indeed for God.

With spiritual insights and practices gathered while she sorted out her own sometimes-conflicting attitudes and uses of food, Poust blends humor and encouragement, pushing beyond a love-hate relationship with food to a conscious appreciation of its spiritual meaning. She draws from scripture and the great Catholic prayer forms and devotions to assist readers in making intentional changes in their use of food. Poust also offers reflections on fasting, eating in solidarity with the poor, vegetarianism, and the local food movement.

Editorial Reviews

"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 "This book opens a doorway to hope for anyone locked in a struggle with food. It is a refreshing guide to freedom in Christ."--Jeff Young, Podcast host of The Catholic Foodie "Another excellent tool in Mother Church's hand to help feed God's children with what they crave most: truth, the food of saints!" --Rev. Leo Patalinghug, Author of Grace Before Meals

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