Live outside the US? Interested in E-book Format?

I have noticed an increasing number of my blog readers are coming from the UK, Australia, and parts of Europe and Africa. Getting a copy of "Redeemed from the Pit" outside the United States can be difficult and expensive -- I noticed the price for the book on the Amazon.uk site was outrageous. As of today, it has not yet been released on Kindle - (but the publisher has said that it will be shortly).

Regardless, if you are interested in an electronic version of "Redeemed from the Pit", contact me at marie4thtimemom@yahoo.com and I will help you out.


"What Does the Bible Say About Eating Disorders?"

The following essay comes from an excellent apologetics site, Gotquestions.org. Although I didn't write it, it is a thoroughly biblical and easily understood look at anorexia and bulimia from a Scriptural perspective. See original page here.

Disclaimer: I do NOT recommend the "Recommended Resource" at the bottom of the page, as Rowland's "The Monster Within" is a very integrationist, heavily-psychologized memoir about her struggle with bulimia. Get my book instead.

Question: "What does the Bible say about eating disorders (i.e. anorexia, bulimia)?"

Answer: There are two major eating disorders: anorexia, in which people purposefully under eat, and bulimia, in which people binge on food and then purge. (Some people consider gluttony an eating disorder, but for the purposes of this article, we will not address it. Please see our article on gluttony.) Polls taken have reported differing numbers, but at least 1 out of every 10 women will have experienced an eating disorder at some time in their lives, and some polls suggest that as many as 1 out of 4 will. Eating disorders do not only affect women, either: approximately 10% of those with an eating disorder are men.

Eating disorders have many reported causes: stress, personality traits (obsessive compulsive, perfectionism), media, and unhealthy relationships. However, eating disorders have at the root an over-emphasis on self, usually in a very negative way. This kind of reverse self-esteem can be very destruction to the health and well-being of an individual, not only to the body but to the spirit as well. It also can have profound effects on the sufferer’s family.

For the Christian, anorexia and bulimia fly in the face of what God has revealed. First Corinthians 6:19-20 tells us "… don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body” (NLT). Add to this passage such passages as: Romans 14:7-8, "For we are not our own masters when we live or when we die. While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So in life and in death, we belong to the Lord" (NLT). If our bodies belong to the Lord, then He is the master of them and the way we treat them either honors or dishonors God. Eating disorders do not fall into line with Scripture, and it is incumbent upon a Christian suffering from one—and his/her family as well—to seek as much medical and spiritual help as necessary to treat the problem. [MY NOTE: Just be sure the "spiritual help" comes in the form of BIBLICAL counseling.]

Jesus Christ has the power to break the bondage of eating disorders, but it will often take biblical and dietary counseling for the person under such bondage to realize their predicament. Needless to say, this is a matter for much prayer. God is able to free us from all types of bondage through the power of His Holy Spirit. If we are His in Christ, He makes that power available to us.


5-Star REview on Amazon

My book's first review on Amazon was a glowing one:

5.0 out of 5 stars REAL hope for people struggling with eating disorders!, February 4, 2012

"I have read many, many books on the subject of eating disorders, and in my opinion, this is the best. It offers real hope for people struggling with eating disorders. I would highly recommend it to anyone struggling with an eating disorder or if you have a loved one with an eating disorder."

Glad to hear it's been a blessing. If YOU have read my book and benefited from it, please consider stopping by Amazon.com and leaving a review. Thanks!