Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Constantly Craving - Book Review

When I saw the Book Sneeze review opportunity for Constantly Craving: How to Make Sense of Always Wanting More by Marilyn Meberg, I jumped at the opportunity.  After all, this was a topic right up my alley.  I'm always wanting to run a bit further, a bit faster, try the latest thrill seeking adventure, or even lose just a couple more pounds. 

Surprisingly (at least to me), this book has nothing to do with food or fitness.  Meberg addresses our common desires for more love, more from our relationships (including separate chapters for marriage and friendships), time, solitude, among others.

I was disappointed with the book over all, although it contained some helpful information.  For me, the book fell short of going past the "direct your cravings to God" church answer.  Maybe I'm being too critical, given the book being different from what I expected.  I must admit I found myself skimming towards the end, just to get through it for review purposes.

Bottom line: Borrow from a friend.  If you are bored.

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  1. Booooo for bad books.

    I have been meaning to say thank youto you! Last week I woke up in the middle of the night and could not go back to sleep.normallyi would usethetime to read or watch tv, but you popped in my mind, and I started praying. I ended up praying for over an hour. So thanks for blogging and encouraging meas a sister in Christ.

  2. awww - you're welcome! :) this very much makes me smile. its nice to feel part of a community of believers, even when we haven't met face to face.

  3. Too bad it wasn't what you were hoping for! It's no fun to read a book & only want to skim it at the end!