Books on Spirituality

The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addition, and Madness
By Chris Cole
237 pages, paperback, 2015

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

Feeding Hope: A Christian Counselor’s Thoughts on Therapy, Eating Disorders, and the Healing Process
By Susan Dean Landry
90 pages, paperback, 2018

Hungry:  Craving Jesus in Recovery from an Eating Disorder
By Staci Luker
126 pages, paperback, 2016

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

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

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

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

Meal by Meal: 365 Daily Meditations for Finding Balance through Mindful Eating
By Donald Altman
365 pages, paper, 2004

The Mighty Oak Tree
By Betty Kmiecik
72 pages, paperback, 2016

Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty, and Life after Pregnancy
By Dena Cabrera with Emily Wierenga
242 pages, hardcover, 2013
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The Predatory Lies of Anorexia: A Survivor’s Story
By Abby D. Kelly
196 pages, paperback, 2014

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

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

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

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

Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder
By Lee Wolfe Blum
205 pages, paper, 2013

Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
By Geneen Roth
211 pages, paperback, 2011