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Number of Pages: 317
Vendor: Calvary Press
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Thin Enough: My Spiritual Journey Through the Living Death of an Eating DisorderSheryle CruiseNew Hope Publishers / 2006 / Trade Paperback$8.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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Chasing Silhouettes: How to Help A Love One Battling An Eating DisorderEmily T. WierengaWesscott Marketing / 2012 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating DisorderLee Wolfe BlumInterVarsity Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:
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Author: Marie Notcheva
Located in: Rutland
Submitted: October 29, 2012
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a Christian author, certified biblical counselor, wife and mother from Massachusetts. I specialize in counseling women with eating disorders, and pointing them towards the Great Physician.
What was your motivation behind this project? I battled both anorexia and bulimia from age 15 to 32. Chapters 1 and 14 include my testimony, but the book is not an autobiography. My purpose in writing it was to point other women towards the Great Physician, and share with them the same lessons God had taught me. Those were the hardest chapters to write, because an eating disorder is something so deeply personal. It was much easier to write about the theology of repentance, and how to take every thought captive than about my own personal struggle.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Anorexia and bulimia are learned behaviorswhich, by Gods grace, can be unlearned. God offers forgiveness and cleansing from addictions. This is GOOD news! Gods Word has already given us the answer: faith and repentance. Some of the harshest criticism I have received for calling them sins has actually come from Christians. If we are in Christ, we do have the power by His Spirit to turn around and overcome any self-destructive behavior enslaving us. Helping people realize this is one of the most loving things we can do. Popular wisdom claims that someone with an eating disorder will never be recovered; but always in recovery. Wheres the hope in that? Compare that with 1 Corinthians 6, which says the believer can leave behind their old way of life and be totally transformed.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Putting in writing the lessons God had taught me through reading His Word and repenting was valuable. I was able to articulate the importance of understanding our position in Christ to our ongoing sanctification - overcoming any sin, in His power, is possible because of the Cross.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Stuart Scott, Jay Adams, and Elyse Fitzpatrick are wonderful writers and biblical counselors, as is Martha Peace, who wrote the Foreword of "Redeemed from the Pit". Martha was very helpful. She went over each chapter with a fine-toothed comb, making sure that my language was unambiguously clear and biblical. Martha also brings decades of experience from the counseling room to her perspective, and that was extremely valuable.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I blog at "redeemedfromthepitblogspotcom".