Empty: A Story of Anorexia
|Rating||:||4.21 (812 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
She speaks to groups such as Athletes in Action and writes for publications, including Today's Christian Woman, The Upper Room, and Sports Spectrum. Christie Pettit currently works as a counselor of teens, with a specialization in eating disorder recovery. . She is also the managing editor of Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation. A grad
Don't read if you're not ready to recover A. Powless This book is more about recovering than actually going through the anorexia process. I don't suggest the book if you're not ready to recover. Although, it occasionally gives out some tips and tricks, it's just not worth it. I would recommend reading Wasted by Marya Hornbacher or The Best Little Girl in the World if you're still on your journey to becoming a skinnier you.. "Terrible" according to Northern Randomness. This book cannot be judged by its cover. I felt like this book had so much potential, but the word terrible keeps coming to mind. I was so disappointed. Everything the author talked about was in relation to God and the bible. Since I have different religious beliefs, I could not relate to anything the author was going through because I could not get past how much religion was the underlying theme to all of her entries. I thought this book was going to be about the author's stru. S. Starkey said Horrible!. This book, Empty, is by far-the worst book I have ever read. It is written extremly poorly with no real "story". She is very vague on her journey, no good details, no visuals. More about God than I thought when I purchased it. I couldn't wait to be done reading it. Sorry for the rant, but I hated it. I don't recommend it to anyone. I think the author needs to take a better look at her life and just stick to journaling on her own timeinstead of publishing it.
Pastors, parents, counselors, and those battling anorexia--especially teen girls--will find hope and wise counsel in Christie's compelling story.. 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. 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. More than five million adolescent girls struggle with eating dis-orders, and more than 80 percent of American women are unhappy with their bodies. 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. Christie Pettit knows these statistics firsthand
She was starving-but she didn't know it.Empty recounts Christie's story through her personal journals, showing you how she turned to the Bible and counseling to find the strength and encouragement to overcome anorexia. But soon her perfectionism drove her to take fitness to the extreme. And most American women are unhappy with their bodies. From the Back Cover "This morning I feel rested-ready to face the day I will beat this thing."Millions of girls struggle with eating disorders. Christie started college as a healthy, competitive athlete. Christie Pettit was one of them. Christie was finally forced to admit that she was losing her battle with her own body. As she became more and more obsessed with what she ate and how much she exercised, thoughts about food and working out controlled her mind, her habits, and even