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A New Name

Grace and healing for anorexia

by Emma Scrivener

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £7.99
Publisher:IVP(Inter Varsity Press)
Published:July 2012
ISBN:978-1-844-74586-9
Review:
The subtitle for Emma's book is Grace and healing for anorexia. I found it hard to put this book down. Emma's skill with words and her absolute honesty gripped my attention on every page. This is really the 'inside story' of anorexia in stark and shocking words. Emma tells her story, beginning with her early years growing up in Belfast, the turmoil of her teenage years as anorexia began its strangle-hold on her body, soul and spirit, through her recovery and subsequent relapse, right up to the present day. She also gives us a glimpse of the devastation in her family, caused by her illness.

Anorexia has damaged her body, so that she now lives with many physical limitations, but her spirit is strong. She is passionate about warning others of the darkness and the horror that she endured for so long. In spite of the rawness of the sharing, this book is full of hope. If you yourself are struggling with an eating disorder, or you know someone who is, this book is an absolute must-have.

Reviewer: Jackie Rowe   (02/04/13)

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