Hope and Healing from Eating Disorders
A 31-Day Devotional
Is it possible to be truly free from a life-threatening addiction? According to God's Word, it is. From the author of Redeemed from the Pit comes a 31-day devotional promising Hope and Healing from Eating Disorders. This resource will help the reader recognize the lies she has believed; idols she has embraced; and self-destructive behaviors that have replaced worship of the One True God. Far from being a “self-help” guide, the guidance offered in this little booklet is intended to help the eating disordered Christian to rely on the Holy Spirit for help as she seeks to obey Him. Offering guidance from the Scriptures, author Marie O'Toole demonstrates how practically to “put off” unhealthy thought patterns that lead down the road of anorexia and bulimia, and to “put on” God-honoring thoughts in their place. Once the reader sees an eating disorder for what it is – a “worship” disorder – true heart change can begin and Christ heals her soul and leads her to walk in victory. This booklet offers tremendous practical, emotional, and spiritual guidance.
Marie O'Toole--formerly "Notcheva-- (B.A., Print Journalism, Syracuse University) is a writer and biblical counselor from Massachusetts who specializes in eating disorders. She is a graduate of Jay Adams' Institute for Nouthetic Studies, and counsels at her home church, Heritage Bible Chapel, in Princeton, MA. She and her husband Ivaylo are the parents of four children. Following a 17-year battle with anorexia and bulimia, Marie began studying biblical counseling and realized the principles she had learned during her own recovery could be used to help others. "Redeemed from the Pit: Biblical Repentance and Restoration from the Bondage of Eating Disorders" was the project that came out of that mission. Marie is passionate about pointing other women to Jesus Christ, the Healer of their souls.