Book Review: Made to Crave

Made To Crave

Author: Lysa TerKeurst

Publisher: Zondervan



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Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment? Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. Author Lysa TerKeurst personally understands the battle that women face. In Made to Crave, she will help you:

  • Break the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday,” and feel good about yourself today.
  • Stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body.
  • Replace rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory.
  • Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process.

This book is not a how-to manual or the latest, greatest dieting plan. Made to Crave is a helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose–a book and Bible study to help you find the “want to” in how to make healthy lifestyle changes.


Book Review: Made to Crave

Made to Crave helps us get a Biblical perspective on problems most of society faces in regards to cravings of food and other things that can destroy us. While this book is written specifically about food and towards women I believe that anyone that craves anything unhealthy for them can benefit from this book.

Lysa TerKeurst did a great job in this book of helping us get the right perspective of our food battles. I’ve longed to lose my cravings and have even prayed that God takes them away, but she helped me to understand that we were born to crave. The problem comes when we allow the enemy to replace our God-given desire to crave Him with cravings for other things that can destroy us. She reminds us that we can unintentionally wrap our happiness up in people, food, or other things, which will always leave us feeling empty and unsatisfied. We learn the importance of tying our happiness to God and nothing else, because only through Him may our joy be complete.

Made to Crave offers great tips and Bible verses that help us gain the right and healthy perspective on how to handle areas of our lives that can be destructive and place our focus back on the only One that can truly satisfy us, eternally. Made to Crave shares some of Lysa’s personal struggles, as well as the struggles of others, to help us see how these principals can apply to our own lives. Each chapter ends with Personal Reflections which has questions and key points from the chapter to help us apply these principles.

I’d recommend Made to Crave for anyone that has struggled with food or addictions of any kind. In this book, you will find hope and encouragement. You will learn how to take the areas of your life that the enemy intended to destroy you with and use them to draw closer to God. Made to Crave is well written and an easy ready, but don’t let the simplicity fool you into thinking it lacks a power to help change your life.

I hope you found this review helpful. If so, please share it with your family and friends, so they can learn about this great book too. You can click on any image of the book on this page to see it on Amazon.

Thanks for taking the time to read this review and God bless!


But, what if this battle with food isn’t the curse we’ve always thought it to be? What if it’s actually the very thing, if brought under control, that can lead us to a better understanding of God? What if we could actually get to the place where we thanked God for letting us face this battle because of the rich treasures we discovered on the battlefield?

-Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave

Made To Crave

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