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Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds And Stopped Trying To Earn God's Favor (The Sweet Series) Paperback – October 23, 2013
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Teresa shares with warmth and honesty how she was able to confront her compulsive overeating and sugar addiction head on to find freedom in body, soul and spirit.
As she learned to lose the excuses, stop hiding and face the truth, she was released to finally desire health and wholeness more than she craved sugar.
Throughout the book, Teresa encourages us to take action and make positive changes. Perhaps to this point, you have felt powerless to make the changes you know are essential to your freedom.
As you read this book you'll discover how to tap into the power of the Holy Spirit who indwells us, always ready and available to help us clean up the mess of our lives. Get ready to find freedom and enter into the flow of God's unforced rhythms of grace!
--Dianne Wilson, Author, Body & Soul
About the Author
This is her first book and people love it, skyrocketing it to the #1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir. Her second book, Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation is also popular in that category. Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help, though, is the book that will top them all because it tells her deeper emotional and spiritual journey.
She has more than 35 years experience as a journalist and publisher only recently taking hold of what has always been her first passion writing books.. Her books are designed to help those struggling in what she calls the hell of carrying extreme weight .
What she calls her "minor accomplishments" are numerous first-place awards for articles and publications, and then, of course, a bachelor s in journalism and a master s in biblical studies.
Her passion is story. If you love true stories, told passionately, you ll love her books. Be careful, though, because in the process of reading her s you just find a pathway to your own freedom!
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Teresa Shields Parker talks about her addiction which led to her being morbidly obese. Though she tried one type of plan after another she failed.
"No amount of tugging at the chains that bound me could set me free. It seemed to be a task too big even for God." And then she went to a seminar.
"On that day, in that seminar, I realized I had gold at my core. I had hidden it by years of muck and dirt, but it was there waiting to be found and set free from its prison."
She realized she was the one making choices. "Every bite I put in my mouth and every time I chose unhealthy food over what I knew to be a better choice was entirely my choice."
She realized she was not alone in this struggle.
"God's grace was there all the time, but I was going to food instead of Him. The minute I admitted my failure and asked for forgiveness, I allowed His grace to flood my life."
Now you can read about her journey. How she lost 250 pounds and got her life back. How she is enjoying the abundant life God talks about in the Bible. Not only will you see the obstacles she faced, but you'll get the firsthand account of her victory. This is NOT a diet book. It's the memoir of a person just like you. A person who used food for comfort.
But it's also a book of encouragement. Words of hope from a person who admits it's a struggle, who admits she could not do it without God's help in making difficult choices.Read more ›
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Having struggled with morbid obesity myself, I really related to Parker's story. As a Christian, I appreciated the scriptures that she compiled which apply to this issue; they... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mary H.
Well written. Great information. Terrific heart and encouragementPublished 26 days ago by Christie Miller
Have you tried and tried to lose weight, succeed for a while, and then fall into the same old pattern again and again? That is the story of Teresa Shields Parker. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Book Lover
What a wonderfully transparent description of one woman's struggle with her weight, and how she overcame it by the Grace of God! Such an encouragement!Published 2 months ago by Monica Thomas
I have had a battle with compulsive eating and weight gain for many years. This wonderful book inspired me to give up sugar and refined flour, gained control over my addiction, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Teresa A Stamper
Couldn't put the book down. I laughed and cried. I felt she was sharing my story sometimes. A very inspiring story.Published 3 months ago by Beverly Beck
Very good Christian book about struggles with sugar addiction. Sugar is addictive. Just like a drug. Very inspirational.Published 3 months ago by TJ
I feel like I know the author personally. She reveals so much about herself. When I had to put this book down I could hardly wait to get back to it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Terrilee Langley
This is the most inspiring weight loss story I've ever read! I like the way Teresa tells her story honestly, without saying hurtful things about those who hurt her. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Glenda S. Garcia