Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God is available only as an eBook on platforms including:
In this first book on the topic written from a Catholic perspective, award-winning writer Mary DeTurris Poust offers personal, hard-won wisdom on the complex relationship between food and spirituality in Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God.
Poust draws on the rich appreciation of meals she first gained at the tables of her childhood in an Italian-American family, leading readers into reflection on the connections between eating, self-image, and spirituality. Like Geneen Roth in Women, Food and God, but from a uniquely Catholic point of view, Poust helps readers spot ways they use food to avoid or ignore their real desires—for acceptance, understanding, friendship, love, and, indeed, for God. Poust draws from scripture and the great Catholic prayer forms and devotions to assist readers in making intentional changes in their use of food. She also offers reflections on fasting, eating in solidarity with the poor, vegetarianism, and the local food movement.
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“Another excellent tool in Mother Church’s hand!”
“Another excellent tool in Mother Church’s hand to help feed God’s children with what they crave most: truth, the food of saints!”
Rev. Leo Patalinghug
Author of Grace Before Meals
“A refreshing guide.”
“This book opens a doorway to hope for anyone locked in a struggle with food. It is a refreshing guide to freedom in Christ.”
Host of The Catholic Foodie
“Will leave you satisfied.”
“Whether you're tired of being obsessed with your weight, are hungry for inner peace even more than you're hungry for food, or are desiring the freedom that comes with self-acceptance, Cravings will leave you satisfied.”
Author of Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body