Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review: Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg

I was pleasantly surprised by Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg. Recent books by Women of Faith authors have left me wanting more - more Scripture, more depth. But unlike the title of this book, Constantly Craving did not leave me craving more. Meberg does not use a lot of Scripture, but her insights as a counselor and Christ follower are priceless.

I devoured this wonderful book about the things in life that leave us craving more - love, friendship, meaning, contentment, happiness, purpose, etc. It wasn't your typical book about cravings. No focus on addictions. Rather, Meberg gives deep insights for the doubts and cravings that plague us. Even the typical parts about finding fulfillment in God and craving the perfect home God has created for us for the future - those parts were well written and interesting. I will be going back to this book again. It will take several readings to really engrain the lessons and ideas in this book into my head as full out take-aways, but it will be worth it.