BOOK REVIEW Constantly Craving (Thomas Nelson) By Marilyn Meberg


Constantly Craving (Thomas Nelson) By Marilyn Meberg explores the topic of why we never seem to be satisfied with what we have. Why do we want more? It’s not just because we live in a society where more is better. There’s something deeper to it.

Here is the book description: Our cravings are written into our DNA. They’re influenced by our childhood experiences. They’re driving the choices we make as adults. And often, they’re keeping us hungry. Never satisfied. Ever searching.

What do they mean? What are we to do with them? Should we feel guilty? Are there solutions?

Counselor and author Marilyn Meberg knows all about cravings. She also knows the One who knit us together, desires and all. With wit and compassion, Marilyn helps us understand our appetites, offers advice for managing them here on earth, and encourages us to eagerly await the day when we will find total satisfaction in heaven.

In the meantime, Constantly Craving is an excellent reminder that our desires for more can lead us to the One we really need, the only One who will quench our thirst forever. Really? Really!

My take on this book: I enjoyed it. It really opened my eyes up to the reasons behind why we want more of what we have and why we can’t be satisfied. I even learned that when I think I’m satisfied, often I’m really not and I’m just telling myself I am. How we were raised and our life experiences do, in fact, play into our desires for more. The author uses humor so as not to make you feel like a total heel for having these desires. Yet at the same time, she’s in  your face about how to calm those things down. She points you to Jesus, which is the best part of this book. I feel like it is the kind of book you could share with anyone, Christian or non. It was a good read!

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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