Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg

Review

Title:  Constantly Craving
Author:  Marilyn Meberg

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Pub. Date: 3/13/12

Paperback:        pages 240
Genre: Nonfiction; Self-help
How obtained?: Review copy from Book Sneeze

RATING: 3 ***

Speaker and author Marilyn Meberg tackles the subject of why humans crave, walking readers through the reasons and offering some ways for them to understand and deal with it.

We all crave more-more romance, more money, more fun, more peace, more time, more meaning, more purpose, more, more, more. We go through life with a thirst that is unquenchable. Since in this life we can never experience the thirst that is fully quenched, we instead continue to follow our cravings in an effort to find some kind of satisfaction. But that is not to be here on earth. It’s there in heaven.

In Constantly Craving, Marilyn discusses our various cravings and offers understanding about why they exist-and how to better manage them.  She approaches the subject with the wisdom coming from a long and successful career that has included a professional counseling practice, teaching college English, and leading women’s Bible studies. She has put this all together in a book that will answer the reader’s question-Will I ever stop my craving for more?

REVIEW:

I received this as a review copy.

Constantly Craving, talks about all the things we want more of.  Marilyn addresses all kinds of cravings in this book; friendships, marriage, time, purpose, etc.  She reveals why she thinks we crave certain people in our lives, such as how our parents/caregivers reflect in our romantic partners.

She includes a lot of bible references and scriptures.  I skipped over those parts, and only read what she actually wrote.  I did not really agree with the things that she said.  This book was a very easy read, and it only took me a couple of hours.  The book is written very conversationally, as if Marilyn is talking to a friend or neighbor.

THE VERDICT:

I would not recommend this book to anyone, because I don’t really understand who this book was intended for.  Obviously it is a Christian book, but I don’t really understand the purpose of the book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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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