Full: Food, Jesus and the Battle for Satisfaction, by Asheritah Ciuciu.
Asheritah Ciuciu has a blog, One Thing Alone, that I have read for a year or two. She is a younger woman who is committed to encouraging other women in their relationship with Jesus. If you are looking for encouragement in your Christian walk, check out Asheritah’s blog. You just might find a nugget or two that will encourage you and help you press on.
Asheritah has a new book, Full: Food, Jesus and the Battle for the Satisfaction. This is a wonderful encouraging book on a topic so many of us struggle with. In our crazy abundance, so often food looses it rightful place in our life, and we find ourselves struggling. We are made to crave but that craving is meant to be for God. But so often we find many other things, food, shopping, relationships, etc. to satisfy those desires for identity and intimacy. Only the One who made us to crave is the One who will satisfy those longings.
The forward to the book is written by Linda Dillow, which should be an encouragement to many women that this book carries a trustworthy message. The book is presented in four parts, and a bonus section. In each chapter one will find the content and also questions to aid in digestion of the meat of the matter. There are also web addresses for bonus online content (which I did not use…going online would have hijacked my reading time!)
Ashertiah speaks with a gentle, yet firm, and so very encouraging voice. The book is like a series of get togethers over coffee, for prayer, teaching and strengthening.
If you have ever struggled with foods rightful place in your life, to be enjoyed, to be nourished by and not controlled, then think about reading this book. I think you will be encouraged.
Also, I just found out, there is a companion journal, The Full Life: A companion journal for Full: Food, Jesus and the Battle for Satisfaction that you can use as you read the book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishers Blogger Review Program.