Priest launches first book

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The Reverend Canon Martha Tatarnic

Martha Tatarnic invites everyone to attend the official launching of her book, The Living Diet: A Christian approach to food and diet, on Friday, April 26, 2019 at St. George’s Church, 83 Church Street, St. Catharines.

On their website the publishers — Church Publishing Incorporated, New York   —  describes Martha’s book:

It “combines personal, communal, and theological perspectives on eating and body image.

Food: can’t live with it or without it. We are bombarded with messages that the secret to health and weight loss can be unlocked with the right product or magic discipline, but we are getting neither thinner nor happier. 

Reports suggest that we are losing our battle with obesity, while the anxiety people experience in relationship with food increases. 

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We are taught that bodies are fundamentally a problem to be solved, or worse, a war to be won, while a misguided worldview suggests that our food choices are of concern to us alone; an individual act of pleasure or consequences.

Few resources speak to our food problem from a distinctly Christian perspective.

Drawing on a rich assemblage of personal and collected stories grounded in the teachings of Jesus, The Living Diet offers a joyful alternative to the desperation and dissatisfaction that have become cultural norms for both eating and body image, inviting us to consider our choices in the context of community.”

The target audiences, according to the publishers, are Christians seeking new perspectives on health and diet, as well as pastors and counselors who address wellness.

The Reverend Canon Martha Tatarnic is Rector of St. George’s St. Catharines.