In My Big Bottom Blessing, Teasi Cannon reveals intimate details about struggling with her weight. She has listened to the inner voices of “Trainer” and “Young Fat Girl” most of her life. The voices were negative thoughts that she believed about herself. She recalls like most people the pain of childhood and name calling. Her maiden is Teasi Gootee and she had to endure the effects of being bullied. When she was in sixth grade a boy started saying, “Teeeezee Goooody has a greasy bootie”. Eventually other classmates started teasing her with that saying. The cycle of comparison started to consume her life. She continued to tear herself down with negative thinking and she let her weight stop her from living her life fully and freely. God came in and started transforming her mind into his image and thoughts.
One of the scriptures that spoke to me was:
“But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 12:25 (Page 19)
I connected to this book because I too have had to deal with others hurtful comments about my weight. There were many times that I believed the lies from satan and the people he used to convince me that I’m not as fit and accepted as someone else is. I would recommend this book to women who are having trouble with believing the truth about what God thinks about them. God can help you overcome negative thinking by replacing the lies with His truth. Men could also read this book in order to find out what women have to face daily. As I man, I understand and I’m seeing the pressure the world is putting on women to look a certain way. This book is very well written to lead women to loving their bodies completely. The book is filled packed with scripture to mediate on, believe, and to speak out over their lives. The book also contains wonderful questions to answer after each chapter. Reading this book will assist readers in building up their self-esteem by confessing what God declares in his living word.
“I received this book for free from Worthy Publishing for this review”.
About the Author:
Teasi Cannon Teasi (pronounced Tee See) is married to her best friend, Bill Cannon, and
they have three awesome children: Carli, Ben, and Sam. Teasi has a master’s degree in
pastoral counseling from Liberty Theological Seminary, and is a sought-after speaker who
loves to help women remember who they are in Christ.
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