The Look That Kills

I had the honor of endorsing a book a couple months ago entitled The Look That Kills . This great little book was written by Michelle Myers. Michelle courageously shares her struggles with Anorexia and compels all of us to trust Christ to be our everything. I’m excited that thousands of young women could potentially find freedom from this crippling addiction.

Here’s a brief post from Michelle that gives us a little more insight into why she wrote the book. Leave a comment below and I’ll randomly draw 3 winners to receive a free copy of the book later this weekend.

I remember the day after I admitted to my family that I had an eating disorder and needed help. I heard God’s voice echo in my head: “Write it down.”

I never want anyone to find out about this. Why do I need to write it down?

Finally, I obeyed. Maybe writing it down would be part of my healing process. So, whenever anything significant happened throughout my recovery process, I recorded it in a locked file on my computer.

That all changed on Mother’s Day in 2009. I wrote one particular blog entry, and God triggered a different thought in my mind: Did you really think this was all about you?

Suddenly, I was faced with the scary realization that God wanted me to share everything I had been through: every lie, every unkind word, every deceitful action, every selfish decision….

As a perfectionist who has spent most of my life proving that I am always right and covering up anything that someone could potentially view as a mistake, this was totally unchartered ground.

I tried writing it as fiction first. After writing a few chapters, my story was all there….but something was missing. It needed…transparency. Authenticity. And the hardest of all — humility. And God didn’t need to be a supportive character. He needed to be the center of the entire plot.

It is my prayer that as others read The Look that Kills, more than learning my story, they will be drawn to the merciful God who created them.

He longs to use us. He desires a relationship with us. And no matter what we’ve been through, He is fully capable of making it beautiful.

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Pete Wilson is the founding pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN and author of a new book entitled Plan B, his thoughts about what to do when life doesn’t turn out the way you thought it would. He is a frequent blogger on his popular ministry blog, WithoutWax.tv. Pete is married and has three sons.