Empty: A Story of Anorexiaby Christie Pettit
More than five million adolescent girls struggle with eating dis-orders, and more than 80 percent of American women are unhappy with their bodies. Christie Pettit knows these statistics firsthand. As a college student with a tennis scholarship, she found herself eating less and less, compulsively exercising, and spiraling downward in a dangerous battle against anorexia. She was starving--but she didn't know it.
Now with a two-color interior, Empty recounts Christie's gripping story, incorporating new statistics, reflections from her journal, and biblical insight. Her candid retelling of her experience shows the spiritual dimension of eating disorders and describes how Christie turned to the Bible as a source of strength and encouragement to help her overcome anorexia.
Pastors, parents, counselors, and those battling anorexia--especially teen girls--will find hope and wise counsel in Christie's compelling story.
- Baker Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 - 17 Years
Meet the Author
Christie Pettit currently works as a counselor of teens, with a specialization in eating disorder recovery. She speaks to groups such as Athletes in Action and writes for publications, including Today's Christian Woman, The Upper Room, and Sports Spectrum. She is also the managing editor of Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Emory University, and the Psychological Studies Institute, Christie lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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This book is well done. It's one woman's account of her experience as an anorexic. She references the Bible quite frequently and is beneficial for a Christian in recovery, like myself. Not yet willing to give up all my problems, this book really showed me that God is the one in control. This book is very repetitive but beneficial. If you don't understand an eating disorder, this book will give you a peek into the life of a Christian anorexic. Not very thinspirational, so don't look here for that but again, helpful. I must say that unless you have actually had* and ED, you are not capable of understanding what it is like to be anorexic but this book can give you an idea. Any questions? Ask an anorexic and that's the best answer you can possibly get. I would recommend this book to a fellow Christian ana trying (or not) to recover. Either way, it's entertaining read.