About the Episode
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews biblical counselor Shannon McCoy about her mini-book, Help! I’m a Slave to Food. Some of the questions addressed in this conversation are:
• Is overeating simply a diet problem or a symptom of a deeper, more life-dominating issue?
• Why does today’s church culture seem to be relatively silent on the issue of overeating?
• Overeating: is it a diet problem, a food addiction, or something else?
• How does the gospel of Jesus Christ help those who struggle to overcome temptations to overeat?
• What does God’s glory have to do with our eating habits?
• and more!
About the Guest
Shannon McCoy (MABC) is a biblical counselor at Valley Center Community Church in Southern California. She has a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA and is ACBC certified. She is a retreat and conference speaker, author of Help! I’m A Slave To Food and contributing author to Women Counseling Women. She blogs at biblicalcounselingcoalition.org and shannonkaymccoy.com.
About the Book
HELP! I’M A SLAVE TO FOOD • Living in a world gone wrong, people face many issues, including the importance of self-discipline in the matter of diet and exercise. Here is biblical counsel at a practical level. Overeating is a silent, subtle, even respectable sin – but it hinders the spiritual growth and effectiveness of many, including Christians. Perhaps you struggle with it too. If so, this mini-book can help you not as a diet plan, but as a compass directing you to the heart of the problem and to the only solution: Jesus, the One who can bring you out of slavery into freedom.
About the Podcast
The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell.
Related Resources from IBCD
- Fit for Duty (Greg Gifford)
- To Be Human is to Say “No”: A Biblical History of Temptation (Ed Welch)
- Helping People Come to the God Who Satisfies (Jim Newheiser)
- Gospel Hope for Instant Gratification Junkies (Shannon McCoy)
- Addiction, Identity, and the Gospel (Keith Palmer)