Thursday, January 20, 2011
Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders - Book Review
Dr. Jantz acknowledges his method is not a quick fix but a life-long process dealing with emotional, intellectual, relational, physical, and spiritual health. Each chapter provides a “Food For Thought” section, including in-depth journaling questions looking at all of the aspects of life. After the questions there is a section dealing what was written and then talking about the spiritual view. This spiritual section can be much more involved because, without God’s help, people are likely to fall back into old patterns. If the process is treated as behavior modification, it will not work.
The book touches on many issues that may help, but not the book alone. Knowing eating disorders, or disordered eating, form from trying to take control of one’s own life, trying to do it your way proves quite the revelation. It cannot be done alone. There must outside intervention. The book gets the reader started down that path; however, meaningful relationships focused on healing must be included.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.