"Often, it is not the fear of failure that holds us back but the fear of success. We cling to the comfortable rather than step out into the possible. So we sit at home with a container of Cookies and Cream rather than take a chance on getting our heart broken again, or we down an entire bag of chocolate- covered pretzels rather than work on that resume that might get us out of a dead-end job. Or we eat cold pasta right from the refrigerator rather than sit down in silence and listen for the whisper of the Spirit speaking to our hearts.”~Mary DeTurris Poust
It is my honor and privilege to interview Mary DeTurris Poust about her newest book, Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God. This post will kick off Mary's blog tour which starts today right here! You'll also have the opportunity to enter to win a copy of the author's book, Cravings, as well as a $100.00 William Sonoma gift card! Details will follow this interview.
Before I begin our interview I'd like to tell you a bit about Mary DeTurris Poust.
Mary DeTurris Poust is an author, columnist, journalist, speaker, and blogger who has written for dozens of Catholic and secular publications. She is the author of Walking Together, Everyday Divine, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Catholic Catechism, and Parenting a Grieving Child. Poust was a senior correspondent and contributing editor for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper for fourteen years.
Thank you very much for the interview, Mary.
By the way, everyone, Ave Maria Press, the publisher says, "Cravings is a powerful companion in learning to look at body and spirit as two united parts of a whole and in doing so, gaining self-awareness and self-acceptance. As Poust helps readers confront the fact that God truly does love us unconditionally, the need for external gratification diminishes, as does the urge to count calories. With the help of reflection questions at the end of each chapter, Cravings becomes an intensely personal experience that gives the reader a chance to stop and meditate on his or her self-image."
You can see Mary's upcoming schedule here: http://www.notstrictlyspiritual.com/2013/01/foodie-friday-cravings-blog-tour-kicks-off-tomorrow/
God bless you and yours!