Many women struggle with body image troubles. Being Christian doesn't automatically make us immune from this, in fact often we Christian women put additional pressure on ourselves, thinking a slim and healthy body somehow makes us more holy. This was Teasi Cannon's story. Her weight (or truly, her issues with it) were a thorn in her side she could not be rid of despite her years of frustration and prayers. My Big Bottom Blessing is her story of finding out how God had been with her always had always been with her, and how her weight was not a curse, but a tool to help her realize His divine love.
I really got a lot out of this book. I've written on this blog before about my own weight struggles. I wasn't at the same place as Ms. Cannon, however I've felt the same pressure she has in the church. I recognized myself in her "orphan thoughts". Honestly, even if you don't struggle with your body image, if you're a woman you'd probably recognize yourself in Cannon's story somewhere. We all have different issues, but the enemy uses the most effective lies on all of us.
Cannon's writing style is creative, down-to-earth and enjoyable. She's very transparent with her struggles, even when they weren't pretty. She brings the Bible into the conversation often and the questions at the end of each chapter were poignant and probing. I've read many Christian book with this questions at the end of the chapter style where the questions were weak and didn't guide you to a deeper place. This is not one of those books.
I definitely recommend My Big Bottom Blessing and am glad I had the opportunity to read it and add it to my collection.
I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing in exchange for my unbiased review.