Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction

Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction

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Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction by Asheritah Ciuciu


Can the Bible help me with my food struggles?

Have you ever felt stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of overeating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive thoughts about food?

Whether you feel defeated by your lack of self-control or overwhelmed by thoughts and longings for food, the answer to our food fixation does not lie in the $500 billion global diet industry.

This is not a diet book and it’s not a healthy eating plan. Because at the core, our problem is not really what we eat. It’s why we seek fullness in something that will never satisfy.  

Join Asheritah Ciuciu as she shares honestly about her own battles with food and reveals the path to freedom. You’ll discover the joy of living free from food fixation so you can experience deeper satisfaction in Christ, gain a renewed sense of purpose, and yes, even enjoy good food (without regret).

A healthier relationship with food through a stronger relationship with Christ—that’s the goal of Full.

Includes a quiz to help you find out if you have food fixation, plus practical strategies for overcoming it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802415370
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 108,499
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


ASHERITAH CIUCIU is an author, speaker, and blogger. She grew up in Romania as a missionary kid and studied English and Women's Ministry at Cedarville University in Ohio. Her passion is helping women find joy in Jesus through a deeper walk with God, and she shares personal stories and practical tips on www.OneThingAlone.com. She's also a regular contributor to FortheFamily.org and Ungrind.com. Asheritah is married to Flaviu and together they raise their spunky children in northeast Ohio.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Let's Get Started 13

Part 1 Getting Real about Our Food Problem

1 Know That Calories Aren't the Enemy 23

2 Dress for Success 44

3 Choose Truth Over Lies 57

Ten Lies about Food 69

Part 2 Awakening a Desire for God

4 Stir Up a Holy Hunger 87

5 Experience the Power of Fasting 105

6 Feast on God's Word 120

Part 3 Experiencing Everyday Fullness

7 Discover Your Triggers 139

8 Celebrate the Gift of Food 153

9 Run to Win 169

Part 4 Living the Full Life

10 Embrace the Grace of Community 187

11 Serve with Food 201

12 Navigate Seasons of Change 219

Afterword 235

Bonus Section

The Food-Fixation Assessment 239

Twenty Verses to Overcome Food Fixation 243

A Pastor's Comment 246

Notes 248

Acknowledgments 255

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Asheritah beautifully lays out a spiritual battle plan for those struggling over a fixation with food. Full is the reminder that your soul was made to crave God above all else!

LYSA TERKEURST
New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

It just takes a few paragraphs to sense that Asheritah is a friend. I saw myself in her stories and I think you will too. This book will help you become more aware of your relationship with food while driving you closer to Jesus, the true Bread of Life.    

ARLENE PELLICANE
Coauthor of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World

“Wow. She really gets it.” Page after page, I spoke those words aloud as I read this important book. If you have ever struggled with food, this book is for you. In Full, Asheritah thoroughly dismantles the lies we believe about food—and about ourselves—and then points us straight to the truth we find in Jesus. This book will set a lot of women free, and it will stir up within them a holy hunger.

JENNIFER DUKES LEE
Author of The Happiness Dare

Equal parts practical and inspiring, Ashertah Ciuciu balances the perfect blend of soulful encouragement and real-life application. Diving straight into the heart of the matter, Full is a book any woman who has struggled with a food fixation needs to read.

RUTH SOUKUP
New York Times Bestselling Author of Living Well, Spending Less and Unstuffed

This is not a simple book on how to eat right and lose weight. Asheritah’s fine research into the psychology of food fixation and the biblical and spiritual roots of this preoccupation is captivating. But she doesn’t stop there. She surveys the biblical perspective of God’s gift of food and how to celebrate and serve others with food. An incredibly uplifting and hope-filled book.

WILLIAM E BROWN
Senior Fellow for Worldview and Culture, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview

This book isn’t only about food; it’s also about worship. Full is a refreshing guidebook to a help reframe your relationship with food as you draw closer to God. With practical solutions and gentle encouragement, Asheritah reminds us of this truth: food is a gift, and worship happens around a table.

DEIDRA RIGGS
Author of Every Little Thing and One: Unity in a Divided World

After reading Full, I am convinced that it is a vital resource for all Christian counselors to help individuals and groups break free from food fixation and grow deeper in their walk with Christ. Asheritah compels readers to explore and uncover the spiritual and emotional roots of food fixation while also providing practical application steps toward health and wholeness. Full is refreshingly honest and compassionately convicting, addressing a topic that I have yet to hear preached from the pulpit in twenty-plus years of regular church attendance and yet one that every soul is hungry to hear.

ANN MARIE APONTE
The Professional Counseling Group

If your relationship with food has been a battlefield for you, and if you would like to take a biblical approach in pursuing victory, then you should hit pause on your diet while embracing the mindset shift Asheritah unpacks in Full.

ELISA PULLIAM
Author of Meet the New You: A 21-Day Plan of Embracing Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits for Real Life Change; owner of KaleoAgency.net

Full is the perfect blend of scriptural truths and practical applications exposing the mental battle we are engaged in. Going beyond food fixations, Asheritah teaches us to embrace the truth and transforming power found in God’s Word. Christian women need the encouragement so carefully penned here. I am so thankful Asheritah wrote Full and grateful for the battle plan found within the pages of this book.

YUKIKO JOHNSON
Women’s Ministries Coordinator, First Baptist Church, Minot, ND

Every now and again a woman is brave enough to shine the light, full and revealing, into the darkest recesses of her own heart, with the hope of illuminating the same sin-tendencies bound up in the murky corners of other people’s private lives. That is what Asheritah Ciuciu has done in the pages of Full. As readers follow along on her journey to understand each misplaced craving, they can’t help but come face to face with the only One who can ever truly satisfy their own deep hunger!

WENDY SPEAKE BRUNNER
Coauthor of Triggers and Life Creative

This book is a must-read for all those eager to break the chains of food fixation once and for all. Embark with Asheritah on a life-transforming journey from guilt, shame, and defeat to the freedom of finding true, sustaining satisfaction in God.

MICHELLE DERUSHA
Author of 50 Women Every Christian Should Know and Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith

If you struggle with “food fixation” like I do, Full is a must-read. It’s vulnerably written, wonderfully practical, and it clearly points to the One who will always satisfy us more than our favorite comfort food.

ASHLEIGH SLATER
Author of Team Us

Through Scripture, practical encouragement, and personal experience, Asheritah will lead you on a journey toward the true satisfaction, deep contentment, and lasting freedom that can only be found in Jesus. You will not regret reading this book.

ERIKA DAWSON
Writer/blogger at erikadawson.com

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JLYoung More than 1 year ago
When I heard of this book and what it was about I had to pick it up. It meets me in a place where I struggle with food fixation. I kept turning the pages and saying "yes! That's me. Yes that too!" The book clearly addresses what food fixation is; both over eating and under eating. It covers it from all angles and ways it presents itself. Triggers. Reasons. Etc. Scripture is used throughout the book in very effective ways to show the reader that the ultimate goal is to glorify God with what we put into our bodies. Asheritah Ciuciu presents methods and tips to overcome food fixation with Gods help. She recognizes failure/set back will happen and encourages the reader accordingly from Gods word. I'm not left asking how will I do this. She covers everything. It's a very thorough book. I would highly recommend it.
michellepopewelch More than 1 year ago
Full is a cut above the traditional "battle with food" books out there. Asheritah pours her heart into this book in a tangible way. Right away, she speaks a powerful truth about the hold over us that food can have. Her statement "the reason we’re struggling is because we’re trying to fight a spiritual battle with worldly weapons" is insightful and a reminder that without God we are conquerors over nothing. This book can be used individually or with a small group. It gives specific scriptures, goals, and study questions to help you on your journey to a life free from the power of food addiction. I love that Ciuciu is willing to share her own story of success and failures as well as the stories of others. Her adage to "Harness the grace of community" is also a reminder that together we are stronger. She walks the reader through ways that food can help us and also how it can become our master. Life seasons are discussed as well as health issues and times that food needs may change. This book is not a diet plan or a lose weight quick guide. It's a spiritual journey into replacing food addictions with Gods healing grace and power.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full is a great resource for anyone who has struggled with diets and food. Asheritah provides personal examples showing that she really does understand what she wrote about. The spiritual advice in this book is practical and very applicable to anyone struggling with finding fullness in God. This is a must read!