The face of anorexia is not a glossy model in a perfume ad. It’s a starving animal, circling the empty cupboards, blank-eyed and vacant. It’s a face frozen in a rictus grin, mouthing lies. ‘I’m fine,’ it says. ‘Everything is under control.’
‘I have always felt hungry,’ says Emma Scrivener. ‘Not just for food, but for everything: from money to recognition. I’m a human chasm, a vortex of insatiable longing.’
Rescued from a disorder that nearly killed her, Emma is now passionate about warning others about the dark and hidden world she inhabited for too long.
A New Day
How do you move on from a life-dominating addiction? How can we learn to live again when negative patterns have overwhelmed us? How should we help others when they battle with mental ill health?
In Emma’s follow up to A New Name, she shows that all of us struggle with hunger, anxiety, control, shame, anger and despair. But through Jesus and the help of his people we can walk through the dark and into a new day.