You are already enough, and you are not too much.
J. Nicole Morgan grew up fat and loving Jesus. But she was forever burdened by what she saw as her biggest spiritual flaw: her weight. In Fat and Faithful, she shares her journey from body shame to fat acceptance and shows us how to care for the image of God found in every body--including our own. When the world tells us that our bodies are too much, J. Nicole Morgan reminds us that all people--no matter their size, shape, or ability--are beloved of God. Bodies of all sizes, shapes, colors, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities are expressions of the body of Christ. When our first prayer isn't about changing our bodies, we create space to care for our neighbors and to celebrate the unique ways we are equipped to serve our communities in the bodies we have. Fat and Faithful shows us that the world is wider than the size of our waistline.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
J. Nicole Morgan is a sought-after speaker on the topic of fat positivity. She is the cohost of the podcast Fat and Faithful: fat women talk faith, politics, and culture. She blogs at jnicolemorgan.com, and her writing has been featured in Christianity Today and Sojourners. Nicole earned her master of theological studies from Palmer Seminary of Eastern University.
Table of Contents
1 Made in the Image of God 1
2 The Body of Christ 17
3 Thinness Is Not Next to Godliness 37
4 Comparing Fatness and Gluttony 61
5 Honoring the Temple 79
6 But What about Your Health? 99
7 Diet Devotional 129
8 Fat Girls and Righteous Foxes 153
The Church That Eats
9 Together Stays Together 181
10 Live a Fat-Positive Life 203
11 Be a Fat-Positive Community 215
Epilogue: A Prayer of Blessing for Fat Rolls and Thunder Thighs 229
Appendix: Resources for a Fat-Positive Life 231
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my review of fat and faithful: learning to love our bodies, our neighbors, and ourselves by J. Nicole Morgan. I loved the idea of this book and accepting people for who we are. And I agree with the idea that we should love everyone regardless of their shape, size or ability. I also agree we should demonstrate Christ-like behavior at all times. I also agree the church is full of sinners and none of us are perfect. I believe shape, size, age and other characteristics do not prevent God from loving us. I believe that He desires all to come into a relationship with Him. I agree that our approach and opinions about body image can damage those who do not meet what society indicates a person should look like. I also agree with the idea that body size or shape should not determine what people think of others. There should not be shame or ridicule associated with size. Instead, we should walk alongside one another in love. When I read the title of this book and was offered a copy to read for my fair and honest review, I wanted to love the book, However, as a conservative Christian, there were parts I could not agree with at all. I agree with the idea we should show Christ-like love; however, I can’t agree with the idea of loving the sin and the sinner both. Christ demonstrated over and over again that we are supposed to love the person, but not accept or encourage sinful behavior. After all, we see the best example of this with the adulterous woman whom Christ told to go and sin no more. So while I love the concepts of this book, I found it was a little to liberal in some of the theological aspects for me. So you may want to check this book out for yourself.