March 5, 2012

Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg

Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg is written to help us make sense of always wanting more. No matter what it is that you want more of, this constant craving doesn’t seem to ever be filled. Sound familiar? If so, this book may actually help you with quenching those cravings from an unexpected source - God.

Book Description
Our cravings are written into our DNA. They’re influenced by our childhood experiences. They’re driving the choices we make as adults. And often, they’re keeping us hungry. Never satisfied. Ever searching.
What do they mean? What are we to do with them? Should we feel guilty? Are there solutions?
Counselor and author Marilyn Meberg knows all about cravings. She also knows the One who knit us together, desires and all. With wit and compassion, Marilyn helps us understand our appetites, offers advice for managing them here on earth, and encourages us to eagerly await the day when we will find total satisfaction in heaven.
In the meantime, Constantly Craving is an excellent reminder that our desires for more can lead us to the One we really need, the only One who will quench our thirst forever. Really? Really!” – Constantly Craving 

My Thoughts
Throughout the book Marilyn Meberg shares with us personal stories that she has had in her life. My favorite was the one where she illustrates how she loves ladybugs, and what happened when she had some, and they got off track of their life’s purpose. She is able to use humor and describes things that could happen to anyone, to show that everyone really can relate to one another, and we all want something more in our own lives to make them be less meaningless and something “more.”

People today seem so anxious and worried about everything, and the author links this to people’s constant craving for wanting more. Learning more about God’s plan for your life purpose can help set this at ease, and she gives tips on clarifying your sense of purpose, too.

Overall, I enjoyed reading through this book. I think that the author was able to make the book highly relatable for people of different Christian religions to resonate with. I also think that those that are Spiritual would enjoy reading this book and also find some help in it as well.

* Thank you to the publisher of Constantly Craving, Thomas Nelson, for providing me with a copy of this book for review as part of their BookSneeze program. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great review!