Monday, May 21, 2012

My Big Bottom Blessing... a book review

My Big Bottom Blessing: How Hating My Body Led to Loving My Life  -     
        By: Teasi Cannon

by Teasi Cannon
ISBN: 978-1-61795-076-6
Worthy Publishing
religion, Christian life, women

Imagine pulling up your favorite comfy, cozy chair next to your coolest friend.  Now, she is beginning to share her deepest hurts in a way that makes you say...

"That's me!"

"I thought I was the only one who felt this way."

"I'm not the only one who is hearing voices!"

Whenever I see a "Christian" self-help book I cringe and read in a lot of negative thoughts.  As a Christian and acknowledging Christ in my life, I know it is only by God's grace, mercy, and work in / through my life can I overcome my many mental strongholds.  That said, I am so glad I read Teasi's book!

Teasi Cannon has shared her painful past including weight issues, self-esteem, believing satan over God, and more.  Yet through her walk toward godly living, she has learned to identify the lies and find healing in Christ.  A self-help book this is not.  Not a "do A and B will happen."

Through her conversational style of writing and humor, the reader feels as though she is having a 'coffee talk' just with Teasi.  She doesn't put herself as the one with all the answers, but points you to God and His truths concerning you and your life.  She doesn't just talk about the Bible, but includes complete scriptures (along with their addresses) that reveal God's love and truth about His people... including you and me!  At the end of each chapter are pointed questions to reveal the heart of the reader to help us identify any weaknesses / lies we are believing.  A "Pep Talk" completes each chaper to encourage us in our healing process.

As she revealed the negative self-talk she had with herself, I could identify with her characters: trainer (body image), reflection (the mouth of moral weakness), scale god, sabby the saboteur, and entitlement.  I know I have a few more, too.

She pens a new acronym WWJFO.  Grab the book and learn what it is and how we can incorporate this into our lives!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Worthy Publishing and Handlebar Marketing for my honest review.




  1. Have you read it Ellen? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. It’s been said that real change happens when we become aware of the negative self-talk in our heads, and replace it with positive messages. This book takes it a step further, offering an honest look at one woman’s struggles with weight and body image. Rather than just “thinking positive,” she became deeply aware of God’s love for her. Knowing she was God’s beloved made it possible for her to love herself.


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