Introducing Food as an Idol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J357dMG-Oa0&feature=youtu.be
“Milton, can you believe I’m not eating the rest of that pizza? I’m saving the rest of the pizza for later when I am hungry. I wasn’t reared this way. Used to I would have eaten the whole piece whether I was hungry.” Pamela said to her husband Milton over a recent Friday night date night.
“I’ve never known you to overeat since we’ve met,” Milton replied.
“I am so proud of myself for how far I have come.” Pamela smiled. “God has healed me a lot.”
Are you tired of fighting the battle of weight, food, and body image issues? Or are you a clinician or teacher who has clients or students interested in learning how they too can win the battle or help others win the battle over unhealthy attitudes and behaviors regarding food and body image. Then you won’t want to miss reading the updated version of Food as an Idol: Finding Freedom from Disordered Eating (ABC’s Ministries, 2017). The updated version is entitled Food as an Idol: The Types, Causes, Consequences, Conquering, and Prevention of Disordered Eating.
The first book entitled Food as an Idol was born out of the author’s own struggle with food and body image issues throughout her childhood and young adult years. Like the first book entitled Food as an Idol, this book also offers hope and practical methods to overcoming and preventing disordered eating. This book is an adapted version of that book intended to reach a broader audience, especially classroom educators.
According to the author, the key points in overcoming and finding freedom from disordered eating that is stressed within Food as an Idol is to recognize both over and under eating as a symptom of something missing deeper within the heart of an individual and that disordered eating is a barrier between his or her relationship with God. Not until one discovers the roots of disordered eating and surrenders his or her appetites to God can one find true freedom and deliverance from disordered eating.
The section in both books of most importance to the author is information concerning the prevention of disordered eating. For example, often parents unintentionally set children up for eating disorders by using food as rewards and punishment. Such unhealthy practices of parents are covered within both editions of the book, as well as ways that schools and churches can help fight the obesity and disordered eating epidemic in America and around the world.
How is Food as an Idol: The Types, Causes, Consequences, Conquering, and Prevention of Disordered Eating different from the first book? Intending this edition to be suitable as a textbook, the author has added an index and, at the end of each chapter a list of Key Terms and Questions for Reflection. Additionally, with the increasing number of sexual abuse scandals being reported in the news, the author thinks she would be remiss to not include more information linking sexual abuse and disordered eating. Thus, a revised version of “Linking Disordered Eating with Sexual Abuse” has been added to the Special Topics section.
Food as an Idol: The Types, Causes, Consequences, Conquering, and Prevention of Disordered Eating (ISBN: 978-0-9979565-8-0) is now available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, other online booksellers, and at local bookstores, upon request.