If You Have A Craving, I Have A Cure

If You Have A Craving I Have A Cure
Are you looking for some fresh ways to revitalize your faith, improve your health, and enjoy life more in the New Year? If so, check out Sheri Rose Shepherd’s new book, If You Have A Craving, I Have A Cure. In this book, Sheri shares a number of easy-to-implement coaching tips to help you live out your faith and over 100 recipes she used to lose more than 50 pounds!

The thing I liked most about Sheri’s book is that I found her highly relatable as an author. Sheri writes in an easy-to-read, highly personable style. She opens each themed chapter with a personal anecdote and structures the chapters as follows:

  • Soul Food contains an opening scripture and a brief devotional.
  • New Life Recipes provide scriptures and tips to help you change your life.
  • Power Up With Prayer closes with scripture and prayer.
  • Recipes contain selections that relate to the chapter’s theme.
  • Taste of Truth provides a final thought on the topic.
  • A QR code provides access to additional health, weight loss and kitchen coaching tips.

The thing I feel is the book’s biggest weakness is that, theologically speaking, the book is lightweight. While Sheri liberally shares scripture throughout her book (good), the verses are selected to fit the coaching point she is making, not to shed light on the verse’s actual intended meaning in context (bad).

If you are looking for a serious bible study, this isn’t the book for you. But, if you are a time-pressed Christian who is more interested in finding some positive ways to incorporate Scripture into your life than in deep, theological nuances, check it out – you’ll probably enjoy it!

To sample the book for yourself, click the following link for a preview from If You Have A Craving, I Have A Cure.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from the Tyndale Blog Network for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

16 Responses to “If You Have A Craving, I Have A Cure”

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  1. JTwisdom says:

    Coming from the blog hop. This sounds like a good book, I am going to sample it now. Thanks for your review, very through.

  2. katie at brighton park says:

    I love cookbooks that contain scripture! Fun! Thanks so much for linking this up at the Brighton Park Monthly Literary Link Up.~~Katie

  3. Your books reviews are always interesting

  4. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Thanks for the link! I actually read almost all 14 pages. It has a similar feel to my e-book Happy Moms, Happy Homes without the recipes. 😉

    I’ve been very slow updating posts on my blog based on my e-book by the same name. If you are interested, it’s at http://happymomshappyhomes.blogspot.com

  5. A great book for The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge. i really appreciate your take on it. What a fun idea to have QR codes right in the book!

  6. Vicki says:

    Sounds like a book I’d enjoy! Thanks for linking to Foodies Read!

  7. Nice catch: “the verses are selected to fit the coaching point she is making, not to shed light on the verse’s actual intended meaning in context .”
    Yes, and do you suppose that’s why, with so many Christian books on the market, we are all such biblical light weights?
    Thanks for your honest review.

  8. This looks like a book I’d like to check out!

  9. Kippi says:

    That book sounds like it could help all busy ladies. I know I forget to have my devotional and study is hit and miss. Thank you for sharing.


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