Eating to the Glory of God

Eating is one of the areas of my life in which I seem to do a poor job of glorifying God. I’m guessing I’m not alone in this struggle, so I wanted to share a resource I recently ran across.

A great blog called girltalk (ok, the name sounds a bit junior high-ish to me, but the blog is actually very theologically substantive and relevant to men and women) is currently tackling this issue of eating to the glory of God. They are conducting online interviews with Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of Love to Eat, Hate to Eat, and David Kotter and Dr. Jeffrey Trimark, authors of the forthcoming book Eat and Be Content.

Love to Eat, Hate to Eat has been a helpful book in my life, teaching me to think more biblically about food, my body, and eating. So, I’m looking forward to the release of Eat and Be Content. Here is a tidbit from the first part of the interview with Kotter and Trimark about their soon-to-be-released book:

This book is not about the stomach, but the human heart — not the cardiac muscle, but the biblical seat of the mind, will and emotions. It is not about losing weight in a Christian way, but about understanding eating as a moral act and learning to eat for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). The ultimate goal is not to be trim and attractive but to be content with the good gift of food, grow in sanctification, and increasingly hunger for God Himself. The purpose of Eat and Be Content is to enable Christians to turn from sinful to godly eating through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

You can check out the rest of the ongoing interviews here. Please feel free to share your thoughts about what these authors have to say.

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