For years, Sara Ryan wondered if there was more to life than worrying about the food she ate, the amount she exercised, and the size of jeans she wore. After her struggle with an eating disorder, Sara was freed from the dark, lonely place where she'd been stuck and into God's marvellous light. In His own perfect time, the Lord lifted Sara out of despair and gave her strength to overcome her biggest fears: eating food and gaining weight. Throughout her healing and faith journey, she began to experience the love of her heavenly Father––something she desires for everyone.
In her book, Back to Being Sara, Sara shares her personal experiences––heart-ache to victory––with an eating disorder. She reminds those who struggle with food, exercise, and body image that there is Someone who understands and cares, that God uses the broken areas of people's lives to give them the opportunity to grow in faith.
Throughout Sara's story, she encourages those who struggle with an eating disorder to take the first step of obedience: following the Lord and trusting Him with their lives.
Will you, like Sara, begin to seek the Lord each day, put your faith in Him, and let Him transform your life?
Everyone who takes time to read this great story of redemption and grace will see repeatedly how God lovingly meets us where we are and gently leads us onward and upward in Him. Sara's story is one of encouragement to see that God does in fact hold the answers to life's great enigmas. This is the story of a journey where Sara meets "The Good Shepherd," and is changed and continues to change for her good and His glory. You will find hope and encouragement in the pages of Back to Being Sara!
–Pastor Tim Harden, Hope Chapel
Sara's book testifies to the fallen nature of man and the redeeming love of the Risen Christ. She has been freed from the bondage of an eating disorder, which threatened to destroy her life and usefulness. Thanks be to Christ who brought her hope out of despair, life out of death, and joy out of sorrow. She now lives a changed and transformed life in the presence and power of His great salvation. You need to read this book!
–Pastor David Illman
There is no greater healing, no greater miracle, no more exquisitely supernatural work of art, than that of a completely transformed heart through the salvation of a soul--one that turns from sin and the ways of the world, to the truth and the ways of God. It's Sara's story and you will press on with renewed hope, strengthened in the faith of our Lord, as you walk with her, out of the darkness of bondage into the blissful light and joy of freedom. Come, wander with her through a tangled maze of mixed emotion, guilt, shame, fear, insecurity, and a lost self-identity! Experience a miraculous place where the sickness of addiction meets a place of healing and a divine truth sets Sara free from the stronghold of her eating disorder. Sara found herself when she found her Saviour and her issues with idols and addictions dissipated when she made the Lord Jesus the Lord of her life. Be encouraged as you walk with her through her story of finding her Saviour and herself in Back to Being Sara.
–Kay Jantzi author of Little Thoughts for Big Days