Marilyn Meberg titles her lastest work “Constantly Craving: How to Make Sense of Always Wanting More.” While the premise is good, especially for the American culture in this day and age,unfortunately the title comes a little too prophetic to describe the reader’s reaction to any given chapter. However, one advantage of the book is that she is able to overcome her age (for some reason, readers seem more reluctant toread something by a 72 year old woman than a 72 year old man) and write something that crosses generations, and even has a cover that appeals to multiple generations.
However, anyone seeking many answers in this book will find themselves mainly disappointed. She spends approximately half of the book describing things that most humans crave that, while not destructive in and of themselves, will also not lead to fulfillment or salvation. Every chapter seems to just kind of leave things hanging, without a concise wrap up, and God is barely brought in to those chapters. She then switches gears and goes to the more spiritual chapters, which while the contentis good, she never truly bridges the gap between earthly and heavenly desires in the way other Christian psychologist authors such as Cloud and Townsend have been able to do. While this book was not a terrible read, I do not honestly see myself recommending it to anyone.
I received this book from ThomasNelson’s Booksneeze promotion in exchange for a fair and honest review