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Made to Crave for Young Women: Satisfying Your Deepest Desires with God

Made to Crave for Young Women: Satisfying Your Deepest Desires with God

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by Lysa TerKeurst

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What do you crave to make you happy?

… every day is filled with things we want and crave. Things that will make us feel good at least for a moment. But what happens when that moment is gone and the need returns?

There’s nothing wrong with wanting certain things, but God didn’t create us to rely on those things to make us happy. He


What do you crave to make you happy?

… every day is filled with things we want and crave. Things that will make us feel good at least for a moment. But what happens when that moment is gone and the need returns?

There’s nothing wrong with wanting certain things, but God didn’t create us to rely on those things to make us happy. He created us to crave Him, and a happiness that lasts.

In this teen adaptation of the bestselling Made to Crave, the deep emotional, physical, and material cravings you face are explored—desires that can turn into spending too much, over- or under-eating, needing a boyfriend, or more.

Through real-life stories and support from people who have been where you are, you will also discover how to truly crave God and the love and comfort He wants us to have, and how craving heavenly things can make the earthly cravings easier to overcome.

You were made to crave more than this world has to offer.

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15 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.

Shaunti Feldhahn is a popular public speaker, bestselling author and social researcher.  Her eye-opening books, including For Young Women Only: What You Need to Know About How Guys Think, have hit a nerve, selling two million copies in twenty languages. (The latest translation?  Tigrinya.  She didn’t know where that was from, either.) Shaunti’s research is regularly featured in an oddly diverse array of media (picture Focus on the Family one day, Cosmo the next). Shaunti and her husband and two active children reside in Atlanta and enjoy every moment of living at warp speed.


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Made to Crave 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 220 reviews.
RoxanneRollins More than 1 year ago
Lysa Terkeurst has written an amazing book. I found out about it when I heard Lysa speak recently at a women's conference. I have had issues with food for most of my life. I was hesitant to purchase the book because no other book I have read has ever resulted in lasting change. I thought, "I'll just be wasting my money if I purchase yet another book about this issue. I'm just going to have to accept the fact that this will be a lifelong struggle and that I will simply have to do the best that I can." I have so wanted to be free from emotional eating, but I never thought it was possible.until now. Lysa has hit on the heart of the matter: We were made to crave. Through personal anecdotes and what she has learned from scripture, Lysa helps us to see that our "issues with food are not a curse" but an opportunity to turn to God. He wants to heal our hurts and satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts. Our souls crave Him. Recognizing that longing is the first step to turning away from food for comfort and living in the freedom Christ died to give us. This book is a must read for everyone who has a love-hate relationship with food.
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst is an inspiring devotional for women trying to end their addiction to food. Terkeurst realized that she was really putting on too much weight and that she was using food for all of the wrong reasons; it was a comfort and reward, instead of simply fuel for life. She's tried other weight loss plans in the past, but ultimately, they have all failed, so she was determined to find a plan that would work for life, a way of truly changing the way she viewed food permanently. Terkeurst focuses in on how women tend to use food for all sorts of emotional reasons when we should be turning to God. When we are depressed or stressed, instead of turning to our Comforter and Refuge, we grab chocolate and salty snacks. Terkeurst made it her goal to turn to God for those emotional needs and finally fulfill the true craving that she was trying to fill with food. She isn't alone in this battle. Many Christian women are struggling with this exact problem, and Terkeurst's book is a unique and important way to truly change our relationship with food. She doesn't pretend that this will be easy, in fact she confesses to breaking down in tears on multiple occasions about trying stop the habit, but the end result is a woman who is feeling truly good about herself and closer to her Lord. That's a goal we can all aspire to, and Terkeust puts the tools in this book. The journey will be a hard one, but she's provided the tools and support to help readers out.
ajreinecke More than 1 year ago
This book has changed my outlook on food for good. I couldn't put it down, and I will recommend it to every person I know who has weight struggles. If you are willing to open your mind, and your heart this book can change your life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have you need discipline in your life, this books is great. I've always had a weight problem. Reading this book made me understand that I don't have to go to food. It will always make me empty again. But going to God, His river is always flowing. To fill me with His love.
Beaglegirl More than 1 year ago
I have had eating issues ALL my life. This book put it into perspective and gave me concrete tools with how to address it. Lysa talks about cravings as not being bad, which I liked. But that our cravings need to bring us to God. I liked the scriptures she used as well as her great sense of humor. If you've had food issues AND a love for God, this book is a must read
LaurieWM More than 1 year ago
I decided to read this book after hearing Lysa TerKeurst on K-Love radio talking about her battle with weight and eating healthy. She stated that she discovered, she craved food more than God. That made me think - what other things have people placed first in their lives - things they crave more than relationship with God. Although I don't necessarily have an issue with food, I read this book to aid me in my 21 Day "non" fast! I titled it "Made to Crave - 21 Days to Reloationship". I had decided to not fast in the ordinary sense of the word, as I've done many times before, but to focus on building relationship with my Father God! There were things in my life that had taken center stage. I decided to put those things in their proper place and make God first again!Lysa's book helped me see and understand that putting God first puts everything else in proper perspective. She is very honest in this book about her battle with food and the underlying issues she has. She talks about her straight-forward plan to put her craving for food in line with God's Word. By reading this book, she hopes you will begin craving God more than you crave anything else in your life - including food!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 36 & I have never been able to lose weight until now. Our weight issues are not some petty issue to God. He cares about food. He just wants us to care about HIM more! This book will show you the Biblical reasons you need to eat right, not the worldly ones. READ THIS BOOK!!!! I have lost 27 pounds since May. God is what I crave now, not food. He. Is. Amazing.
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my mum. she said she loves it and it has changed her outlook on food.
wdean More than 1 year ago
I wish I bought the book so I could unline, and refer back, so I am rereading it all over and taking notes as I read it this time. I am even getting more out of it this second time around. I am seeing how this is all true what she says and has inspired me to try harder, pray and read the Bible more, and how true the Verses are to food. wow!! I use to live to eat! now I see we should eat just to live, no more piggin out!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It gives you true stories and real advice for daily life. I love this author because she understands what it is like to be a teen who just wants to be pretty or have a boyfriend. I would recomend this to any girl who is strugglin with who they are or are wishing to be someone else. Aftr reading just a few chapters it changed the way i looked at myself. It also pushed me to have a craving for god and not for the world. I loved all of it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to preview this book before it is offered in our church as a Bible study, and I got hooked. You don't have to have a weight problem to see that we crave many other things, things that take our attention away from God. I think that every woman needs to read this book and do some soul-searching, allowing God to reveal what is our idol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the 3 books I have of Lyssa's and are reading them over and over each day to keep refreshed and renewed. If you are seriously wanting to build a better relationship with God and would like to loose weight. You should love these books.
SD81 More than 1 year ago
Very good book! This book has encouraged me to eat healthier and crave more of God!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very encouraging and funny book. Well written and made you feel exactly what the writer had endured. I would recommend this to anyone that couldn't believe they could lose weight. Plus and added bonus is to know that God is there all the way with you, but in an encouraging way! SUPER!
angelinaCO More than 1 year ago
Heard about the book on KLOVE radio. A great alternative to the average "diet" book. Offers a way to make changes upon realizing what you are really craving, which might not necessarily be food.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book about our attitudes regarding food, weight loss, and how it affects and is affected by our relationship with the Lord.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it looking for something I did not find. Instead I found something much greater and deeper. Usable in other areas of life than food.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got so much out of Made to Crave. Lysa Terkeurst's honesty and way of looking at God, life, and food were eye-opening to me and I ordered another of her books, too, but haven't finished it yet. I was so impressed that I went to her website, got to see her talk in person and I believe she's a very honest down-to-earth woman and helps so many of us struggling with body image, our weight and diets. I enjoyed reading her Bible verse references, too. I highly recommend this book for any female with a problem with body and weight issues.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a nice tool for anyone looking for a new perspective on themselves and their relationship with God. It's easy to read and her writing is relateable so it makes it engaging. It's a good reference tool to turn back to in times of struggle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be extremely inspirational! It is very helpful if you need the motivation to take care of your body and desire a closer relationship with God,too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just what I really needed. Crave God not food! It's a wake-up call. I believe it's the ONLY answer to those of us who have battled with overeating and weight gain. I have been in this battle for most of my 66 years! I have lost and regained hundreds of pounds in my life and never found permenent success. Diets and food rules don't work! I believe Lysa has found the solution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and could so identify with the author regarding her struggles with food and her relationship with God.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for motivating you to change the unhealthy aspects of your life. While it is mostly about overweight people, it can be read by anyone who is tired of having something other than God be at the center of their life. This book encouraged me to start putting God first and doing things that will bring Him glory, for only when I do that will I truly see the changes I want. P.S.: it's also funny!
Veronica Browning More than 1 year ago
I just started reading this book and all I can say is wow! I!m highlighting like crazy. Very convicting.
Anonymous 7 days ago