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My Big Bottom Blessing: How Hating My Body Led to Loving My Life

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Teasi Cannon's lifelong struggle with weight loss not only made her hate her body, but destroyed her marriage and led to an emotional breakdown. Today she's happy about the way she looks, not because her size has changed, but because her perspective has. Her funny, gut-honest insights will inspire millions of women of all ages with body image issues to embrace their value ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Worthy Publishing (first published November 6th 2009)
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Margaret
May 24, 2012 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Big Bottom Blessing is a nonfiction book about well... Teasi Cannon's big bottom! It's a delightful, humorous and fulfilling book regarding our "broken" views of body images. If you are looking for a diet book, this is not the book for you! However, if you are looking for an inspirational, God-honoring, love yourself as you are book, then you've chosen well!

I really loved the format of this book. There was the reading or what I like to refer to as the "testimony" part with scriptural referen
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Jasmine Marie {#thebookishmama}
When I think about a dream vacation, I imagine being on a beach and being able to read to my heart's content. (I'm not much of a water person, but I like looking at it!) However, I am terrified to think about being out in the sun in a bikini or swimsuit, especially with my post-baby, a little more squishy, and a lot more wobbly body. That's why reading My Big Bottom Blessing was such a blessing to me this summer because God thinks I'm beautiful just the way I am!

I NEEDED this book this summer.
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Allizabeth Collins
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Finally, a witty, down-to-earth and well-written book about one woman's lifelong struggle with her self-esteem and body image! I have read so many self-help/diet/women's nonfiction guides pertaining to weight loss and body happiness that I have learned to take little stock in the genre. There are so many doctors/trainers pushing "the best" diet, exercise plan, weight loss surgery, etc, that it is easy to lose hope when one of those millions of plans fails. For most of us who struggle wit
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Andrew
May 08, 2012 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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". Eventua ...more
Ellen
Imagine pulling up your favorite comfy, cozy chair next to your coolest friend. Now, she is beginning to share her deepest hurts in a way that makes you say...

"That's me!"

"I thought I was the only one who felt this way."

"I'm not the only one who is hearing voices!"

Whenever I see a "Christian self-help book I cringe and read in a lot of negative thoughts. As a Christian and acknowledging Christ in my life, I know it is only by God's grace, mercy, and work in / through my life can I overcome my ma
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Hannah
May 14, 2012 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book by Teasi Cannon is more than a book about overcoming self image issues, its about truly becoming a daughter of The King.

I absolutely love the way that this book is written. Not preachy, not impersonal, like your typical self help book. It was like sitting down and talking with a friend most of the time ( you know, those friends who give it to ya straight). I think this was a great way to write it because a lot of people can relate and be engaged. If this book was more preachy, then I t
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Pilar
May 10, 2012 Pilar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I let my doctors (not Vanity Fair or Cosmo) tell me if I'm physically healthy,
and I let God alone assign my value." - Teasi Cannon

My Big Bottom Blessing was a God send. I couldn't help being amazed by the parallels and similarities of Teasi Cannon's life and my own. Except for the fact that she is way funnier than me.

Teasi Cannon is a gifted writer and entertaining storyteller. She writes about difficult topics with ease and makes them understandable to the reader. She also writes with humor,
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Laura
Aug 15, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would never in a million years consider my big bottom a blessing! But author Teasi Cannon (don't you love her name?), has not only learned to love her big bottom, she has learned how to love her life.

My Big Bottom Blessing - How Hating My Body Led to Loving My Life is chock full of humour and powerful insights into how we as women have not only lied to ourselves, but have allowed the media, the world's expectations of us and even Satan to torment us because of the way we look.

Let's face it, no
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IrenesBookReviews
This would be a great book for any woman who struggles with how they look. If you look in the mirror and do not like what you see you will glean some much needed guidance from reading this book.

The author, Teasi Cannon is very open and writes with a sense of humor. Learning how to ignore or change your inner voice can be a challenge, especially when it comes to how you see yourself. I liked how the author used personal examples, I thought they really helped you see how much she understands what
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
MY BIG BOTTOM BLESSING: HOW HATING MY BODY LED TO LOVING MY LIFE by Tessi Cannon is a religion/christian living book. A thought provoking and powerfully written book with a bit of humor. It is about the struggle with self-image,abuse,and allowing God to change you inside and out. Ms. Cannon has written an interesting and compelling story full of insight,scripture and healing. "My Big Bottom Blessing" is written from the heart and experience of this author. A wonderful book for anyone with painfu ...more
Wendy Hines
May 24, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Big Bottom Blessing is a motivational Christian based story of Teasi and how she overcame how she felt about her looks. I think almost every female has an issue with how they look and in retrospect, how they feel. Teasi shows us how to change our perspective. It's more about emotion than body image.
My Big Bottom Blessing isn't preachy but is glimpses of Teasi's life and how it affected her as an adult. She calls herself Fat Christian Woman and has many talks with God. Each chapter ends with
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Linda Walters
Dec 26, 2012 Linda Walters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Teasi Cannon has come up with a brilliant slant when it comes to talk about the negative records that plays in our heads. She gave them names, personalities and dialogues. It was quirky, unique, and built a platform of humor to bring the truth in on, so there can be real change. She also balanced it out by letting God the Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit have the final say. At the end of each chapter is a personal worksheet, with scriptures that relate to the main point. But that is only a portion ...more
Chrystal Mahan
May 25, 2012 Chrystal Mahan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We've all been there. That constant struggle. Some of us have lost the weight and life went forward without a hitch. For other, the weight was a constant battle. Some still want to lose, other just want peace. In My Big Bottom Blessing: How Hating My Body Led to Loving My Life, Teasi Cannon shares her story on how she finally made her peace with her weight. I can't stress enough how great and helpful I found this book to be at this point in my life.

The rest of my review: http://www.selfemployedw
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Lana
Nov 12, 2012 Lana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this humorous and thought-provoking book on what can go on in a woman's mind as she looks at herself and those around her. I would love to re-read it with the purpose of working through it slowly to dig deeper into myself and it's concepts. Met the author at our Book Study group and she was as real and interesting in person as she appears in the book. A totally awesome Christian woman sharing her soul with us. Meeting the author at our book club was a real blessing. T. ...more
Jen
Aug 21, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read!! Love, Love, Love, Teasi Cannon's humor. At first I thought this book was JUST about a woman dealing with weight-loss issues, but oh my, it is so so so much more than that. It's time we took our rightful place as daughters of the King and kick the devil's schemes and sabatoging ways right to hell where they belong! If you want to be spiritually and emotionally free - this book will get you well on that path!
Lorri
Jun 12, 2012 Lorri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the author's writing style and humor. She goes from telling about her problems with weight to how we can overcome whatever it is that is bothering us, in an almost step by step guide. Along with each chapter are questions to ask ourselves and Scripture verses. She also includes recommended reading and an appendix. The one thing I took from this book is that we should never settle for a low self-esteem or body image.

I received a copy in exchange for my honest opinion
Rachel
Dec 18, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was amazing. It made me stop thinking about myself as being fat. It made me look at myself the way that God looks at me. He loves me for me, not for what I look like.
Alexis Neal
A memoir of sorts, tracking the author’s struggles with obesity, self-image, and spiritual growth. I confess, I was expecting more of a how-to book—something that would offer me advice and hope in my own attempts to achieve (and maintain) a healthier weight. I’m not sure exactly where this idea came from, other than the fact that nearly all books about weight loss and “body image” are, at heart, guidebooks to the svelte figure of your dreams (or at least to the wholehearted embrace of the beauty ...more
Sandie
Sep 04, 2012 Sandie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If one thing is sure, it is that most women dislike something about their body. Some don't like their noses, others their hair. But overwhelmingly, women are obsessed about their weight and peg their self-worth to the numbers on the scale.

Teasi Cannon was one of those women. She has struggled with her weight all her life, and fought constantly with the negative, self-hating thoughts she had about her body. How could anyone like her? How could she possibly go have fun on the beach or in a hot tub
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Sandy Sandmeyer
May 08, 2012 Sandy Sandmeyer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who struggles with self-image
Recommended to Sandy by: Worthy Publishing
See my review of this book here: http://sandysandmeyer.wordpress.com/2...
Lindsaylu
I knew that this was coming from a Christian perspective when I began reading it, but it was waaaaay preachier than I expected.
Lula Chipman
Mar 04, 2014 Lula Chipman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are a few people in my life that I think this would be, if not informative at least put things into perspective.... & I actually think I might be listening to this one again sooner than later..
Shiann
May 08, 2014 Shiann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really surprised by this book. The title intrigued me. I borrowed this from the library via electronic reader. I likely will buy the book so that I can utilize the workbook nature of it.
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