Friday, January 4, 2013

If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure: Book Review

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I've read many a book over the decades on healthy eating and eating in general. Many of them have been faith-based books. When I had the opportunity to review Sheri Rose Shepherd's new book on experiencing food, faith & fulfillment a whole new way, I jumped.

Shepherd's view is anything can be eaten and enjoyed without the guilt and depression one normally has when eating something they think they shouldn't.

She shares personal experiences, New Life tips (scriptures that correlate with the chapters) and Soul Food (more scriptures) as well as over 100+ recipes. I'll be honest, I'm a super picky eater. I haven't found a single salad dressing I really like--not even Ranch. And salad, well, it's for the birds. Literally. So, having said that, I'll tell you that I didn't find many of the recipes suitable to my palette. But, for those of you who like onions, peppers, vinaigrettes, and feta cheese you'll be pleased. Not that every recipe has those ingredients. I'm just letting you know how truly picky of an eater I am.

Each chapter has a QR code that links you to her website for additional weight loss and coaching tips, which I found uber-cool and helpful.

Is it my favorite faith-based book on eating? No. But I was impressed with the  scriptures and enjoyed reading her own personal experiences.  The chapter set up is truly unique and it's worth a read!

Visit Sheri at
Bible Life Coaching
Best-selling Author, Speaker, Teacher, Humorist 

Sheri Rose has a very refreshing way of bringing the Word of God to life. She knows how to renew the Eternal Hope in our hearts. Her speaking style is humorous, heartwarming and inspires every one to make their life count for eternity.

Sheri Rose is a woman who can relate to almost any woman's battle. This former Mrs. United States grew up in a dysfunctional home and was severely overweight as a teen. As a young woman, she battled depression and an eating disorder. She understands the pain that comes from a broken home and she knows what it means to fight for freedom from your past. In spite of an English teacher telling her she was "born to lose" and a learning disorder--Dyslexia--Sheri Rose has (in God's strength) written best-selling books, founded His Princess Ministries and speaks to tens of thousands each year at churches and women's conferences like the Extraordinary Women Tour.

Her Joy for the Lord, humorous heart-warming stories mixed with truth and transparency renews our Faith by reminding us how much we are truly loved and adored by our Father in heaven. Once you heard Sheri Rose speak you will never again doubt that you are..."God's Chosen Princess"... here for a divine purpose!

She lives in Southern California with her husband of 22 years and their daughter.

How many books (ballpark figure) would you say you've read on healthy eating? How many of those were faith-based books? 

*I appreciate Tyndale House for letting me review this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


  1. I like the cover. I've read a few books about healthy eating. I don't think any of them have been faith-based. I tend to get most of my healthy eating info and recipes online.

    1. My favorite faith-based study on food is by Dee Brestin. A Woman of Moderation. :) I get a lot of my healthy recipes online as well. Doesn't mean I cook them, though. lol

  2. Okay, here's where I get sort of ashamed: I'm not sure I've read ANY books on healthy eating. Baaad Melissa. But I do have a Jillian Michaels "Master Your Metabolism" cookbook I glance in every once in awhile. Does that count? All the recipes just take sooo long to make...

    But anyway, thanks a bunch for the review! Healthy eating is definitely something I want to work harder at this year, so it's good to know there's a faith-based resource out there.

    1. LOL!! I think it counts, since that sounds about like what I do. ha!

  3. I just laughed at your paragraph describing your pickiness. Onions, peppers, and feta cheese! Ha!!

  4. Thanks for telling us about this book. I started Weight Watchers two days ago, so I'm getting into the groove of trying to make myself healthy again. I have read a few books on healthy eating. I really liked "Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads" and "Made to Crave." The latter is a faith-based book, but the first is written by a Christian nutritionist. :)

    Love you! Happy Friday.

    1. I've read Made to Crave and done the small group study, it was good. But I still say my favorite, like I told Julie, is A Woman of Moderation by Dee Brestin! Amazing!

  5. I've read several books on healthy eating, but none were faith-based. I share her thoughts on "anything can be eaten and enjoyed without the guilt and depression one normally has when eating something they think they shouldn't." Portions are a huge key. Thanks for the review, Jess. This sounds like a book I would like.

  6. Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing this, Jess.


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