Spirituality Books

Books on Spirituality

The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addition, and Madness
By Chris Cole
237 pages, paperback, 2015
[asa book]1941758142[/asa]

Chasing Silhouettes: How to help a loved one battling an eating disorder
By Emily T. Wierenga
In this book, Emily Wierenga describes her thought process as she suffered from an eating disorder. Using the Bible, Emily provides advice, shares stories, and offers hope to those who are suffering from and eating disorder or who has a loved one in need of help.
201 pages, paperback, 2012
[asa book]0984009558[/asa]

Feeding Hope: A Christian Counselor’s Thoughts on Therapy, Eating Disorders, and the Healing Process
By Susan Dean Landry
90 pages, paperback, 2018
[asa book]1640882014[/a]

Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders – Revised and Expanded
By Gregory L. Jantz with Ann McMurray
For almost twenty years, Hope, Help and Healing for Eating Disorders has provided answers, insights and practical information for those suffering from eating disorders.  Revised and expanded with the latest research, this book outlines the unique whole-person approach created by Dr. Gregg Jantz and pioneered at The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, named as one of the top treatment facilities in the United States.  Treating the whole-person means addressing the emotional, relational, intellectual, physical, nutritional and spiritual aspects of an eating disorder.  When the whole-person is cared for in treatment, long-term healing and recovery are enhanced.  This book has been called a classic in the field of eating disorders for a good reason – it continues to resonate with individuals, families, support organizations and healthcare professionals.
200 pages, paper, 2010
[asa book]0307459497[/asa]

Hungry:  Craving Jesus in Recovery from an Eating Disorder
By Staci Luker
126 pages, paperback, 2016
[asa book]152394191X[/asa]

I’m Beautiful? Why Can’t I See It? Daily Encouragement to Promote Healthy Eating & Positive Self-Esteem
By Kimberly Davidson
332 pages, paperback, 2006
[asa book]1598866346[/asa]

Images of His Beauty: A 10 Week Bible Study for Young Women Desiring to Find Hope and Healing in Jesus Christ
By Tracy Davis Steel
Images of His Beauty is a faith based curriculum that offers a spiritual perspective to Attachment Theory. This 10 week study helps teen girls and young women overcome negative thought patterns as they heal from eating disorder behaviors. The reflection/journal questions and practical spiritual disciplines provided are proven cognitive and behavioral restructuring therapy tools that will change a young woman’s core beliefs; helping her to see herself as God sees her. Images of His Beauty also contains facilitator training material, various participant consent and commitment forms and can be utilized in an individual or group therapy setting.
112 pages, paperback, 2012
[asa book]0615536115[/asa]

Love Your Body, Love Your Life: 5 Steps to End Negative Body Obsession and Start Living Happily and Confidently
By Sarah Maria
240 pages, paperback, 2012
[asa book]1605501530[/asa]

Loving the Food Obsessed Girl: A Biblical Resource on Eating Disorders for Parents & Friends
By Hannah G. Stelzl
234 pages, paperback, 2016
[asa book]1523381760[/asa]

Meal by Meal: 365 Daily Meditations for Finding Balance through Mindful Eating
By Donald Altman
365 pages, paper, 2004
[asa book]1930722303[/asa]

The Mighty Oak Tree
By Betty Kmiecik
72 pages, paperback, 2016
[asa book]1511650915[/asa]

Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty, and Life after Pregnancy
By Dena Cabrera with Emily Wierenga
242 pages, hardcover, 2013
Read our exclusive interview with the authors by clicking here.
[asa book]1442218657[/asa]

The Predatory Lies of Anorexia: A Survivor’s Story
By Abby D. Kelly
196 pages, paperback, 2014
[asa book]1940784174[/asa]

The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight
By Michele Lelwica
173 pages, paperback, 2009
[asa book]0936077557[/asa]

Seeing yourself in God’s Image – Overcoming Anorexia and Bulimia
By Martha Homme
Written by a therapist with experience helping those with eating disorders, this study is born from her struggles in adolescence.  This 13 week group (which can be used individually as well) challenges members to find their identity in Christ.  The guide offers understanding of distorted boy image, denial and the family system’s influence.  It also explains how to break free of social pressures and how to restore the temple of the Holy Spirit (our bodies) and ties the recovery process together from a Biblical worldview.
2 formats: Facilitator’s – guide 105 pages, paperback, 1999
Group Member’s (or individual) guide – 96 pages, paperback, 1999
[asa book]1581190387[/asa]

Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders
By P. Scott Richards, Randy K. Hardman & Michael E. Berrett
304 pages, hardcover, 2007
[asa book]1591473934[/asa]

Starving Souls: A Spiritual Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders – Anorexia, Bulimia, Binging…
By Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser
264 pages, paperback, 2010
[asa book]1602801428[/asa]

Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder
By Lee Wolfe Blum
205 pages, paper, 2013
[asa book]0830843086[/asa]

Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
By Geneen Roth
211 pages, paperback, 2011
[asa book]1416543082[/asa]