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!


  1. says

    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.

  2. Cindy Crouse says

    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.

  3. MaryK says

    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.

  4. Evan Rofheart says

    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!

    • says

      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. :)

  5. Julie Delaney says

    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!

    • says

      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.

  6. mary p says


    • says

      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!

  7. says

    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.

  8. Heidi Bylsma says

    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!)

  9. Laura Ronngren says

    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+)

  10. EllaRose says

    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.

    • says

      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. :)

  11. Hope says

    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!

  12. Laurie Stone says

    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!!

  13. Michelle says

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

  14. Lynette Strayer says

    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.

  15. says

    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!

    • says

      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?

      • says

        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.

  16. Cindy Crouse in Atlanta :) says

    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.

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