30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study – 5 Books to Give Away!

TasteOfTruth-LARGEAfter six months of saying, “Coming soon!” Taste for Truth is finally here!

Taste for Truth is the Bible study I wish I’d had when I was deep in the middle of my own weight loss woes.

It offers a daily dose of truth that will help you actually want to follow your weight loss program in those early days when it’s so much easier to quit.

Taste for Truth is available in a workbook format now at Amazon and will be available at other venues (such as Amazon Europe and Barnes and Noble) in 6-8 weeks. I also hope to get it out in an e-book format soon.

Taste for Truth is a companion Bible study to I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat). It can be done alone, but it’s best to use it alongside I Deserve a Donut for renewing-of-the-mind help. I also suggest assignments in it from time to time.

Book Giveaways – Drawing on Saturday, December 14

To celebrate the book launch I’ll be giving away five books – your choice of Taste for Truth, I Deserve a Donut, or Freedom from Emotional Eating. (I just realized I now have a weight loss trilogy!)

I thought of putting one of those cool Rafflecopters on my blog, but since I have college kids coming home this week, I don’t feel like I have the time to conquer a new techie challenge. So I will be doing the drawing the old-fashioned way, by putting little names in a hat and drawing five names out on Saturday at 5:00!

How To Win a Book

You can get your name into the hat up to five times. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Leave a comment.
  2. Pin this post to Pinterest.
  3. Share on Facebook.
  4. Share on Twitter or any other social media you use.
  5. Leave a review for I Deserve a Donut or Freedom from Emotional Eating on Amazon. (If you’ve already done this, it still counts – just let me know).

Since I’m giving away five books, I think you’ll have a pretty good chance of winning a free book – just leave a comment to let me know how many names I need to put in the hat!  Then check back Saturday – I’ll put the winner’s first names at the bottom of this post and also leave you a comment. Each person can win up to one free book.

Help for Bad Habits

I should also mention that although Taste for Truth is specifically written to help people break free from the stronghold of overeating, most of the Bible studies will apply to any bad habit.

I’m going through it right now to help me with my own bad habit of wasting too much time on the Internet. One of these days I hope to tweak this study and write one specifically for breaking free from bad habits but until then, if you have a bad habit you want to conquer, you could give this study a try.

Update: Winners of the Drawing 

Hi Everyone! I just did the drawing for book of your choice. The winners are: Debbie P., Ngina, Evan, Laura R, and Danielle. If you’re a winner, please email me – click on the about tab for my email – and let me know your address and which book you want. Also, I wanted to thank everyone for sharing – I so appreciate it!

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  • http://theregoi.com/ floyd

    Congratulations! I’ll retry on the review, Barb. You make a very good point about this working for any kind of bad habit any of us might be battling. I’m truly happy for you, sister.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks for the encouragement, Floyd – I appreciate it!

  • Cindy Crouse

    Woo hoo! You know I’ve been patiently waiting for the launch of this study Barb! I already posted reviews for FFEE and IDAD so I have hit all 5 of the contest entry requirements.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Cindy – I appreciate it! Hope you are doing well!

  • Adriane Sims

    Yay so excited for the release of your new book!!!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Adriane!

  • Jamie

    So glad the book is out! I just recently found I Deserve a Donut and it has been a help to me. Thank you!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      I’m so glad, Jamie. Thanks for commenting, I’ll put your name in the drawing!

  • MaryK

    Congratulations, Barb! I just bought a copy of your new book on Amazon and am thrilled to support your latest endeavor. You writings have been such a blessing to me, and most importantly, they help me refocus my attention on the One who gave me true freedom.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Mary! I’m glad they’ve been a blessing, and thanks for buying a copy of my new study!

  • Evan Rofheart

    My girlfriend has recently started using ‘I Deserve a Donut’ and she said it is helping her very much. She also feels that it addresses issues that most other weight loss/overeating books do not even come close to addressing. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity, I’m sure my girlfriend will be looking into ‘Taste for Truth’ even if we do not win a copy!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Evan, I appreciate that encouragement, and I’ll enter you guys in the drawing. I hope you win a copy for your girlfriend!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Hi Evan – you won a book! Please email me with your address and which book you’d like!

  • Amy

    I am really looking forward to reading the book. I love your no-nonsense writing style.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Amy, I appreciate that. When I first started writing I was thinking how nice it would be if I were more of a luvvy-duvvy Christian writer like so many great women writers out there, but I’m afraid I couldn’t make that happen. I’m glad you like the no-nonsense approach. :)

  • Julie Delaney

    I would love to win a copy of your new book. I’m looking forward to this bible study. You have helped me so much already!!! I love the ‘I Deserve a Donut’ app!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Julie – I’m glad the app is helping! I’ll put you in the drawing!

  • http://intentionaltoday.com/ Ngina Otiende

    Wohoo congratulations Barb! Now, how did you manage to crank out two books in one year!? :) Lol. So happy for you. I agree with Amy, love your no-nonsense writing style.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Ngina – lol, it is pretty shocking, knowing what a procrastinator I am. :) I’m thankful that God is teaching me how to finish projects – but it helped that a good share of I Deserve a Donut was already written from the app and that I’m at the stage of life now where I’m still at home, but with only one kid who is gone a lot from working, taking a college class, etc. It would be a lot harder if I were also working another job or still had lots of kids at home.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Hi Ngina – you won a book! Please email me with your address and which book you’d like!

  • Debbie Peterson

    I would love to have this book in book form! Thanks for doing this!!!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Debbie. Appreciate the encouragement. :)

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Hi Debbie – you won a book! Please email me with your address and which book you’d like!

  • karen foster

    So proud of you for making this happen. Praise the Lord for giving you godly insight.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Karen – and thanks for sharing on FB. I have no idea why the whole picture doesn’t show. Oh well!

  • mary p

    HI BARB, I WOULD LOVE FOR YOUBTO PUT MY NAME IN YOUR HAT FOR A FREE BOOK. I ALREADY HAVE THE ONE ZBABT DESERVING A DONUT ZND HAVE FOUND ITG USEFUL. VWISH IT WERE AVAILABLE ON ANDROID. TYPING IS TOUGH AS I CANT SEE THE SCREEN. SORRY.! ANYWAY, PLEASE PUT MYNME IN. THNKS SO MUCH!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Hi Mary, I liked your comment. :) I’ll put your name in the drawing. I’m sorry it’s not available on Android. It costs a lot to make them into apps so that’s why haven’t done it yet – maybe some day!

  • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

    So proud of you! Of course I will tweet about this. I’ve already written a review on one of your books and will happily do it again!
    So I guess I get my name in 3x!

    Have fun with your kiddos and God bless! you’re a busy little bee.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, TC – I appreciate you! Will put your name in!

      • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

        Awesome!

  • Heidi Bylsma

    I can’t wait to win a copy! :-) You only need to put 1 name in the hat…MINE! LOL! Just teasing. :-) So proud of you, my friend! Your material is SO obviously from God and he has been changing you…proof to all that what you are teaching WORKs! (Not just for weight loss!)

    • Heidi Bylsma

      Oh…I just posted on Facebook, Pinterest and here…do I get three slips in the drawing? :-)

      • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

        You sure do. :) I’m filling in all the little slips of paper tonight – at least what I have so far. It reminds me of grade school days, drawing for presents at school. Fun!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Heidi – you are such a great encourager! I appreciate you!! :)

  • Laura Ronngren

    So excited! This book is going on my list of studies I want to start soon! (I shared your page with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+)

    • Dalia Adi

      Thanks for sharing Laura.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Laura, I appreciate it it – will put your name in the drawing 4 times!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Hi Laura – you won a book! Please email me with your address and which book you’d like!

      • Laura Ronngren

        yay!!! Thanks!!! I emailed you… twice! I forgot to put my address in the message so I sent it again. :)

  • Dalia Adi

    I hope Laura Ronngren wins one. :) Me too. Add one name for me please. Thanks!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      I will, Dalia – thanks for stopping by!

  • EllaRose

    After reading your other books I would love to meet you in person I think you would be a great friend, wise and fun. Good Luck with the new book.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      That’s so nice of you to say, EllaRose. I wish I could meet you in person as well! It’s much more fun to be a Bible study with real people rather than to write Bible studies. :)

  • EllaRose

    I would like to win a free book please add my name to the bucket it possible. ThankYou

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Will add you to the drawing!

  • Hope

    I really need this new book. I have the “Freedom” book and it is fabulous. I shared the new book advertisement on my Facebook timeline. So thanks for 2 chances to win!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Hope – I’ll put you in twice! So glad you liked FFEE!

  • Linda Fode

    I loved being part of the test group for Taste of Truth. I look forward to getting a copy in my hands.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Loved having you in it, Linda! I’ll put you in the drawing!

  • LeeAnne Watson

    Looking forward to this study…:)

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, LeeAnne! I’ll add you to the drawing!

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    What a huge accomplishment, congratulations! Your a great example to follow. Keep up the amazing work!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Dan. I appreciate the encouragement.

  • Laurie Stone

    I’ve always struggled with weight loss and would love to put God’s Word with it! After all, with Him all things are possible!!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Yes, that’s a good promise to rest on, Laurie – it’s true. I’ll add you to the drawing!

  • AndreaWiebe

    Sounds like an amazing study!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Andrea – I’ll add you to the drawing!

  • Michelle

    I just commented pinned and shared on facebook! Thanks Barb, I love your approach and your commitment to the truth setting us free!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Michelle, I’ll put three names in the hat for you. And thanks for sharing. I appreciate it!

  • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

    Barb, sounds like a great book. My wife and I have really been struggling with our eating habits since we got back to America.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      That’s not surprising – all those eating opportunities! Plus being out of your normal eating element. Are you back in the States again? It seemed like you went back to Ukraine again after you guys got back – or was that just a video from before you left?

      • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

        I made a quick trip, 6 days and arrived home this week.

  • Lynette Strayer

    I have been waiting for this book for a while now I am so happy you finished it. I wish you all the best with it.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks so much, Lynette. I am also happy I finished it!

  • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

    Barb, I really appreciate the work you’ve put into this book. I’m linking you up on my most recent post on why American Christians tend to be fat and unhealthy! Blessings to you!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Caleb, I appreciate that. I don’t think I read that post – unless it’s the one I just googled which you did in June on books – I loved that one! Did you do another one on actual physical health?

      • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

        Barb, I actually haven’t published it yet but I’ll probably be doing that today. I’ll send you a link when I get it up. I wrote the post yesterday but didn’t have a good image for it so I just need to find a good image today.

        • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

          Ahh, no wonder i couldn’t find it. I was afraid I was missing something. :) Although, funnily enough, when I googled it, I came up with the blog post you wrote in June – which actually had a good image for your new one if you don’t mind using the same image twice. :)

          • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

            I think I’m going with a new image. Actually that post in June was more of an analogy to faith than really about being overweight.

            • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

              Yes, I know – I had actually commented on it back then, but I was just thinking the image fit. :) But it’s always nice to have a new image.

        • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

          Forgot to say, thanks for writing the Amazon review. I appreciate it!

  • Cindy Crouse in Atlanta :)

    My copy arrived Friday and I got to work on it this morning. It is a very sobering and thought provoking book that cuts to the heart of the problem with hope for freedom. Thank you for your hard work and obedience to the leading of our Heavenly Father.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks for the encouragement, Cindy. I hope it’s helpful. :)

  • Cindy Crouse

    I’m sure it will be IF I will do the hard work!

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      haha, yes. :)

  • http://www.lifeofasteward.com Loren Pinilis

    Awesome, Barb. I’m late to the party but congrats on everything about this study.

    • http://www.barbraveling.com/ Barb Raveling

      Thanks, Loren. It feels good to be finished with it!