In 2005 Jim Berg, a scholar working at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, published a media assisted counseling program named Quieting a Noisy Soul ("Jim Berg", "Quieting a Noisy Soul", JUPRess.com). The program attempts to provide "the roadmap out of turmoil for the struggling believer" by offering religious guidance with the aid of a structured lesson plan filled with religious teachings; concepts for self-analysis and self-improvement; and scripture study and prayer ("Quieting a Noisy Soul"). While devotional fitness concerns itself with obesity and American society's desire for thinness and fitness, Quieting a Noisy Soul is aiming its efforts towards Christians suffering from an wide array of psychological disorders and…show more content… All of these disorders, as the program explains, are caused by "overwhelming noise in our souls" which makes the "quiet rest and joy promised by the Lord Jesus" close to impossible, a concept which gives the whole program its name and purpose ("Quieting a Noisy Soul"). Since each and every one of these disorders already pose a major problem in society all on their own, this paper will explicitly focus on the material concerned with Eating Disorders, like Anemia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, a topic approached by many other Christian Authors, but also covered in detail by Quieting a Noisy Soul.
There are numerous works on the market which have a element of self-help, dealing with food and healthy eating in a religious context. Three examples that are cited again and again are Doctor Henry Cloud's "Changes That Heal", Elyse Fitzpatrick's "Love to Eat, Hate to Eat: Breaking the Bondage of Destructive Eating Habits", and Sharon Hersh's "Mom, I Feel Fat: Becoming Your Daughter's Ally in Developing a Healthy Body Image" ("Changes That Heal", "Love to Eat, Hate to Eat", "Mom, I Feel…show more content… The additional paperback work called "Taking Time to Quiet Your Soul" is sold separately for another 33,00$, and includes further instructions on how to go through the "Quieting a Noisy Soul" program as well as a syllabus and further reading material (Taking Time). The additional copies of the Audio Package costs another 55,00$, but include both, the meditation CD and the CD with the audio coverage of the lessons within the program (Audio