Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction eBook


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  1. Joan Joan says:

    I have read a ton of books on dieting I ve even read a number that drew my attention to the spiritual aspect of being overweight But I have never read a book that identifies the core issue with such clarity as this one And I have never read a book that has offered such practical suggestions to help me with that spiritual issue.Ciuciu is blunt Food cravings are meant to turn us to God, not a diet book We don t need another diet We need the Holy Spirit She lets us know that food will never I have read a ton of books on dieting I ve even read a number that drew my attention to the spiritual aspect of being overweight But I have never read a book that identifies the core issue with such clarity as this one And I have never read a book that has offered such practical suggestions to help me with that spiritual issue.Ciuciu is blunt Food cravings are meant to turn us to God, not a diet book We don t need another diet We need the Holy Spirit She lets us know that food will never satisfy us We are to find our satisfaction in God Looking for satisfaction elsewhere is idolatry, a spiritual war we are in Satan will use whatever tool he can to distract people from seeking satisfaction in God I ve heard that before but what impressed me here is that Ciuciu goes to great lengths to explain how to stir up a hunger for God It takes time and work and includes prayer and action We must be continually resetting our minds toward God She shares her own experiences and struggles and that section alone is worth reading the book.In addition to practical spiritual help, Ciuciu also gives practical help in taming the role of food in our lives She writes about triggers, for example, and how they are designed to turn us to God.This book is, by far, about finding our satisfaction in God Idolatry is believing God is not enough and that I need something other than Him to be satisfied If all our needs are met in God, if He becomes our satisfaction every morning we will not look for satisfaction in food.This is a hard hitting book yet is filled with compassion and practical help Ciuciu has added a Digest the Truth section after each chapter with questions for individual or group use I highly recommend this book to anyone willing to face the spiritual reality about food obsession.I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher My comments are an independent and honest review


  2. Becky Becky says:

    First sentence For a brief moment, I was convinced some desperate sugar binging alien had possessed me Premise plot Full Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction is a book primarily for Christian women about food fixation The main idea of the book is that you can t solve a spiritual problem with a physical solution Most people don t consider their struggles with food and weight and body image to be SPIRITUAL in nature She writes, At the core, our problem is not really what we eat First sentence For a brief moment, I was convinced some desperate sugar binging alien had possessed me Premise plot Full Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction is a book primarily for Christian women about food fixation The main idea of the book is that you can t solve a spiritual problem with a physical solution Most people don t consider their struggles with food and weight and body image to be SPIRITUAL in nature She writes, At the core, our problem is not really what we eat It s why we seek fullness in something that will never satisfy She continues, Food cannot fix anything God is the only one who can satisfy us because He created us to find our satisfaction in Him What is food fixation She defines it as the inordinate preoccupation with thoughts and longings for food I was happy to see that she doesn t further limit it to obese people obsessed with eating and craving food That she does in fact include the other extreme non obese people who may outwardly appear to not have food issues but inwardly struggle just as much The book is practical and personal She shares her own story her own journey in addition to sharing the stories of other women The focus isn t on diet plans and food diaries The focus is on how to do spiritual battle against Satan who is using LIES to keep you from finding satisfaction and fullness in Jesus That being said, it assumes that readers will after putting on the armor of God subsequently change their eating habits and obtain some degree of physical victory as well.My thoughts While reading this I realized I d become someone from my nightmares a non obese person who talks and complains about food and weight all the time I ve spent decades of my life HATING people like that You know, the ones who talk about how horrible they look and how they really, desperately need to lose five or ten pounds I always hated such talk because, let s face it, if you need to lose fifty plus pounds or hundred plus pounds the person who is always, always on a diet for those last ten pounds is ANNOYING The kind of annoying that makes you want to slap them, but, of course, you never would When did I become that person How can I stop being that person When did my food fixation switch from one extreme to another When did my fixation on HEALTH and exercise become so out of control And why didn t I realize it as it was happening I agreed with some of what she writes I disagreed with a few things here and there I do not think, for example, that obesity is solely a spiritual issue I do not think people are obese solely because they ve set up food as their idols I think there are dozens if not hundreds of factors as to why people are overweight I think AWARENESS is big I think people need to beaware of how they re talking to themselves, of the lies they keep on repeat I think people need to beaware of why they are eating, of why they are eating what they are eating I think people need to beaware of their emotions Because I think for me and for a lot of people you can eat so you don t feel Eating to numb emotions that you just want to avoid for whatever reason I think people need to beknowledgeable about science and nutrition and how their bodies work and what their bodies need One of my favorite lines from a Caedmon s Call song goes, I don t know if it s the devil or if it s just something I ate And that is probably one of the truest lines ever Those who know me know that I talk about BUGGIES all the time I think it is absolutely CRUCIAL to take care of your gut microbes There are good microbes and bad microbes There are microbes that literally make you crave sugar and carbs Your microbes determine in a way if you crave vegetables or doughnuts And once you ve eliminated the bad guys starved them out, if you will, you might be surprised at how quickly and how permanently your cravings disappear So I think there is a physical aspect that still needs to be considered Your gut in addition to sending messages about what to eat or how often to eat also contribute to anxiety and depression, etc So by eliminating most if not all sugar and gluten you may completely wipe out your cravings for processed food and other junk I think that sthe way to go personally speaking than relying on the Holy Spirit to whisper when you ve had enough food Nothing against the Holy Spirit, I promise It s just that trying to discern the Spirit s voice from your own inner critic and your own toxic lies about food and body image would be really, really tricky I do think that starting the journey from a spiritual point is great advice I do think it is better or smarter than just sending someone to the diet section of a bookstore or library I am anti diet, by the way I am all about healthy, balanced eating


  3. Create With Joy Create With Joy says:

    If you believe that your struggles with food have an emotional and an spiritual component to them, and you are looking for strategic biblical guidance on how to prevail in this battle, then Full will be of great interest to you Full is not just another diet book there are no recipes or meal plans inside of this book Instead, you ll learn how food fixation is one way that we unwittingly try to meet needs that only God and Jesus can provide and what we can do to satisfy our longings with the B If you believe that your struggles with food have an emotional and an spiritual component to them, and you are looking for strategic biblical guidance on how to prevail in this battle, then Full will be of great interest to you Full is not just another diet book there are no recipes or meal plans inside of this book Instead, you ll learn how food fixation is one way that we unwittingly try to meet needs that only God and Jesus can provide and what we can do to satisfy our longings with the Bread Of Life instead of the bread basket Full will most strongly appeal to women of faith because of its strong biblical emphasis, but the real life struggles and practical advice offered in chapters like Discover Your Triggers will interest readers of all backgrounds.Forinformation about this book, please visit Create With Joy to read my original review in its entirety.Disclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own, based on my assessment of this book


  4. Jessie Young Jessie Young says:

    When I heard of this book and what it was about I had to pick it up It meets me in a place where I struggle with food fixation I kept turning the pages and saying yes That s me Yes that too The book clearly addresses what food fixation is both over eating and under eating It covers it from all angles and ways it presents itself Triggers Reasons Etc Scripture is used throughout the book in very effective ways to show the reader that the ultimate goal is to glorify God with what we pu When I heard of this book and what it was about I had to pick it up It meets me in a place where I struggle with food fixation I kept turning the pages and saying yes That s me Yes that too The book clearly addresses what food fixation is both over eating and under eating It covers it from all angles and ways it presents itself Triggers Reasons Etc Scripture is used throughout the book in very effective ways to show the reader that the ultimate goal is to glorify God with what we put into our bodies Asheritah Ciuciu presents methods and tips to overcome food fixation with Gods help She recognizes failure set back will happen and encourages the reader accordingly from Gods word I m not left asking how will I do this She covers everything It s a very thorough book I would highly recommend it


  5. Anita Ojeda Anita Ojeda says:

    I ll be buying copies of this book for my daughters and students Asheritah shows how food fixation is simply the devil s plan to keep us seperated from the only one who can make us fill full God The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are perfect for groups and individual journaling prompts She takes the reader on a journey into a deeper relationship with Jesus and points out how addictions and fixations get between us the One who loves us.


  6. Kate Hendrick Kate Hendrick says:

    There were a lot of really good things about this book It was broken up into four parts that built on each other as a person progressed through their food fixation journey What I really appreciated was that she addressed food fixation on both ends of the spectrum overeating being controlled by unhealthy choices and being so obsessed with eating healthy that our food choices control us Throughout the book, there are reflection questions so the book could be used in a group setting or as an in There were a lot of really good things about this book It was broken up into four parts that built on each other as a person progressed through their food fixation journey What I really appreciated was that she addressed food fixation on both ends of the spectrum overeating being controlled by unhealthy choices and being so obsessed with eating healthy that our food choices control us Throughout the book, there are reflection questions so the book could be used in a group setting or as an individual There were also notes from other people who struggled with food fixation, so in addition to Ciuciu s powerful testimony, you were exposed to brief glimpses into other peoples stories Ciuciu recognized that failure was a possibility and provided support for that in her book as well this built on her honest tone which made her struggles and successes seem relatable She provided some science in the beginning to support her points, and Scripture was definitely a focus Generally speaking, I think the advice and encouragement she gave accomplished her goal of helping people grow closer to Christ, but there were some flaws to this book.One of the minor things that got to me is that there wasn t a distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes she simply said diabetes when mentioning it as a consequence of unhealthy eating habits To be fair, this is a problem in most literature about unhealthy eating habits, and while it certainly isn t something that would cause me to not recommend a book, as a Type 1 Diabetic, I feel that it is important to call these things out.The rest of my concerns with the book arise from a Catholic perspective while reading non Catholic Christian literature Obviously, there were points in the book that used very Protestant terminology While it isn t wrong, it could be a little odd for a Catholic reader There were also three general topics that could ve been dug intodeeply from a Catholic perspective The most important is the Bread of Life Obviously, a book about satisfying spiritual hunger feels incomplete without talking about the Eucharist Having a godly entourage that is, support from other Christians is mentioned, but there is no mention of the cloud of witnesses we have at our disposal Hebrews 12 1 She mentions regular confession, but it isn t sacramental Again, none of these things are wrong, and they are in fact very, very important, but she is disregarding some incredible experiences and gifts we as Christians have at our disposal.If these were the only aspects a Catholic would find unusual, I would be ok recommending this book to Catholic readers, however, there are two things cause mepause Her discussion on fasting could potentially cause problems for Catholics I completely agree that our fasting doesn t secure our salvation, but I disagree when she says that we should b eware of anyone who teaches that fasting will make Godpleased with you Plain and simple, fasting when done properly is pleasing to God Our good works do not secure our salvation, but we show our faith through the good works we do on Earth More erroneous is the claim that God created us as three personed beings, with bodies, souls, and spirits. While her point that we need to consider both the spiritual and the physical is important, we are not three personed CCC 362 367.Overall, I think this book does a good job addressing the topic of seeking Christ when we are longing for satisfaction I felt that the last section of the book started to drag a little, but in general, the book was honest, encouraging, and practical I believe it could be a useful resource, but the lack of depth and errors make my recommendation less enthusiastic If you struggle with food fixation, I would recommend this book, but with the warning that you should know there are some things that are wrong in it and encouragement to explore some components at a deeper depth as I mentioned above Note I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  7. Amy Amy says:

    Full Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction is not your normal normal diet book Instead of trying to figure out the reason of over eating and lack of self control, it is actually about having asatisfying relationship with Christ The author shares about her own experience with dieting and her discovery of freeing herself from being fixated with food and havingof a healthier relationship with Jesus The book is broken down into four parts with three chapters in each part The Full Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction is not your normal normal diet book Instead of trying to figure out the reason of over eating and lack of self control, it is actually about having asatisfying relationship with Christ The author shares about her own experience with dieting and her discovery of freeing herself from being fixated with food and havingof a healthier relationship with Jesus The book is broken down into four parts with three chapters in each part The part include Getting Real About Our Food ProblemAwakening Desire for God Experiencing Everyday FullnessLiving the Full LifeEach chapter has a section called Digest the Truth which has thought provoking questions a reader can respond to There is, also, Bonus Online Content at the end of each chapter that directs a reader to various online content, such as videos, a downloadable prayer journal, devotionals, printables, charts, plans, etc Within several chapters, other readers share their story about their own struggles.I did enjoy this book It gave me a lot to think about with my own obsessions and addictions with food I plan on reading it again and spendingtime following along with the bonus online content.Highly recommended for those who have obsessions with weight and dieting Five starsI received this book as a gift from a friend and I chose to write my own honest review on my own


  8. Hillary Baden Hillary Baden says:

    This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read For years I have been choosing to ignore the sin of food idolatry in my life, but Asheritah s writing helped me to see my sin for what it really isa big ugly stumbling block that needs to be dealt with because it was hindering me from walking closely with my Creator I knew I loved food and have not been taking care of myself, but had not ever seen it as idolatry before.Asheritah writes as one who is journeying alongside you because she This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read For years I have been choosing to ignore the sin of food idolatry in my life, but Asheritah s writing helped me to see my sin for what it really isa big ugly stumbling block that needs to be dealt with because it was hindering me from walking closely with my Creator I knew I loved food and have not been taking care of myself, but had not ever seen it as idolatry before.Asheritah writes as one who is journeying alongside you because she is sharing from her experience and offers so much practical advice and tips for getting control over an addiction to food It is a very easy to read book with solid Biblical teaching, and was definitely used in my life to address this issue as a heart issue, rather than a physical issue that can be fixed by a diet


  9. Samantha Samantha says:

    The battle we face in trying to be healthy i.e loose weight is a real one and not only does it effect us physically, emotionally, mentally but Spiritually Ciuciu has done a wonderful job at making you look at why you struggle with food and how food fixation addiction is a spiritual battle that we need to take to the Lord and grow closer to Him I enjoyed this book very much found it very helpful and convicting If you enjoyed Made to Crave you will definitely love this book tomaybe even m The battle we face in trying to be healthy i.e loose weight is a real one and not only does it effect us physically, emotionally, mentally but Spiritually Ciuciu has done a wonderful job at making you look at why you struggle with food and how food fixation addiction is a spiritual battle that we need to take to the Lord and grow closer to Him I enjoyed this book very much found it very helpful and convicting If you enjoyed Made to Crave you will definitely love this book tomaybe evenso


  10. Linda Joy Linda Joy says:

    Gosh, I think that SO many women will benefit from reading this book I am so thankful that she points out that battling food fixation, like any other addiction, is spiritual warfare If Satan can t distract us from communing with God through other vices, he ll use food Wow I just benefited so so much from this Thanks for writing this, Asheritah It was a privilege to proof it.


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  • 256 pages
  • Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction
  • Asheritah Ciuciu
  • 06 May 2019
  • 0802415377

About the Author: Asheritah Ciuciu

Asheritah Ciuciu is Jesus, and Kindle Ð a writer and speaker who helps women find joy in Jesus in the midst of an overwhelming Full: Food, Epub / life She and her husband, Flaviu, grew up in Romania but now raise their spunky children in northeast Ohio Connect with Food, Jesus, and PDF/EPUB æ her at OneThingAlone.