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Author Teresa Shields Parker Discovers 'Sweet Grace' with New Book Detailing Her Miraculous 250-Pound Weight Loss
Contact: Brian Mayes, 615-771-2040

COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 21, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Discouraged about being overweight? Wonder what to do about it? In the new book, Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor, Teresa Shields Parker shares her personal experience with weight loss, and how it changed her life.

Parker knows the weight loss struggle well. She knows it because she lived it until she decided her 430 pounds was causing her to miss out on life. After trying every weight loss plan, program, pill and shake available she finally accepted that she had an extreme problem.

Admitting she was powerless over certain foods was a key to finally accepting that she needed God's help to overcome her harmful life pattern. Owning her addiction and making a firm decision to turn around and go the other way was instrumental in her lifestyle change and eventual weight loss.

"God's grace was there all the time, but I was going to food instead of Him," recalls Parker. "The minute I admitted my failure and asked for forgiveness, I allowed His grace to flood my life with power."

Sweet Grace is not a diet book. It is one person's journey through a lifelong struggle of losing more than 250 pounds. It helps answer the question, "How do I take control over this area of my life which has become out of control?"

In reading about Parker's journey others can find the strength to start their own journey. Also available is Sweet Grace Study Guide: Practical Action Steps to Overcome Food Addiction, which provides thought-provoking questions, creative activities, personal photos, action plans and a chapter-by-chapter Bible study.

Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor is published by Write the Vision, and is available now at Amazon.com in both print and Kindle editions.

About the Author
Teresa Shields Parker, author, editor, publisher, speaker and business owner lives in Columbia, MO. She and her husband have two grown children and have been foster parents to ten. To schedule Parker to speak at your event, contact her at teresa@teresashieldsparker.com.