Empty: A Story of Anorexia

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Revell, Jul 1, 2006 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 208 pages
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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.
 

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Excellent "devotional"

User Review  - nhlceta1566 - Christianbook.com

I read this book as a nightly devotional with a teenage girl with anorexia. Christie's book exposed/challenged the lies that those with eating disorders are controlled by and gave us hope for full ... Read full review

Tough topic... great book!

User Review  - Bruce - Christianbook.com

This book is about how an athletic girl fell into anorexia & recovered. It is very readable, scriptural, & helpful. It would be especially helpful to those in a similar scenario - to the anorexic & those who love her. Read full review

Contents

Wrote This Book
11
Frustration
26
The Breaking Point
40
Shared Suffering
56
Failure
69
What Is Beneath the Surface?
91
A Long Way to Go
99
Moderation
107
Rules
134
How Does God Fit
141
Worldliness
147
Seeing the Good
153
Accepting Myself
160
Trusting
168
Continual Work
177
Sharing My Story
184

Guilt
113
Vanity
121
Emotional Eating
128
Your Story
197
Bibliography
203
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About the author (2006)

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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