Resource Friday – Eating Disorders: Hope for Hungering Souls

Many men and women struggle with their eating habits. From binging on junk food to starving themselves or over-exercising, people all over the world are needing help with this life-dominating problem, and the Bible has the answers!

This past week was Eating Disorders Awareness Week. According to a survey done by Glenn Gaesser, Exercise Physiologist and ASU professor, over 50% of females between the ages of 18-25 would prefer to be run over by a truck than to be fat. Eating disorders are a big deal, and it’s time to find out what the powerful Word of God says about the matter.

Eating Disorders: Hope for Hungering Souls was a collaborative book written by our director, Dr. Mark E. Shaw, along with former interns Rachel Bailey and Bethany Spence. This little book sets the stage for a biblical approach to eating disorders by identifying the common lies people believe regarding their eating, and teaching them to battle those lies with the truth of God’s Word. Following the story of Katie and her battle with an eating disorder, this book lays out what it looks like to practically live in freedom from destructive behaviors. Offering hope and real, practical help, this book helps define the issue of eating disorders the way the Bible defines it, and takes its readers through the biblical concept of put off, renew your mind, and put on.

A small book with a powerful message, Eating Disorders: Hope for Hungering Souls is a great resource for anyone who desires to get started on the path toward a biblical view of eating. To purchase this great resource, click here!

Bethany Dunn
Bethany heard about Vision of Hope while attending Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. When she began praying about what God wanted her to do after graduating, He kept bringing Vision of Hope to her mind. Knowing that there was an internship available, Bethany applied, was accepted, and began her internship with VOH in July, 2012. Since then she has been amazed at the opportunities God has given her to learn more about His Word and how it applies to everyday life. Bethany now serves on staff at Vision of Hope.