Author Crafts Christ-Centered Curriculum for Women in Book

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Teaches how to take great strides in recovery from an eating disorder

After spending more than 30 years in bondage to an eating disorder that manifested itself through anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, and subclinical disorders, Xulon Press author Wendy J. Mahill sought freedom from the bondage that held her captive. In Growing a Courageous Heart ($17.99, paperback, 978-1-60791-609-3), she offers a Christ-centered curriculum for women in recovery for all types of eating disorders. This user-friendly book provides clear definitions of eating disorders and explores the physical damage they cause, their protective denial systems, their root causes, and their cognitive processes. It also explores emotional, relational, and spiritual damage caused by eating disorders and provides practical tools for overcoming them.

Says Mahill, "It is my hope that readers will not only find applicable information and exercises to use in their recovery, but that they would also gain a sense of hope from the information and stories that are so openly shared in this resource."

For the last eight years, Mahill has worked with a therapist and registered dieticians and, against all odds, made huge strides in recovery. In preparation for writing this book, she explored the different areas that contributed to the development of eating disorders and worked hard to find doable solutions that would work for her--and others. After developing a curriculum for others to follow, Mahill "took a group of women through [it] and watched God lovingly strip them of their denial and enable them to take great strides in recovery," she says.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 5,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Growing a Courageous Heart through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet, and magazine publishing.


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