ABC’s Ministries Announces New Book Entitled Food as an Idol


RE: Food as an Idol: Finding Freedom from Disordered Eating (ABC’s Ministries, 2017)


TO: Whom It May Concern


From:  ABC's Ministries

Nashville, TN



Date: November 1, 2017


            In Food as an Idol: Finding Freedom from Disordered Eating Pamela K. Orgeron, the Author and Editor, a Board Certified Christian Counselor and an Advanced Christian Life Coach combines her education with her life experience as a recovered bulimic to compile a book that will be helpful to others struggling with disordered eating issues and help in the prevention of disordered eating in today’s world. Additionally, clinicians will find Food as an Idol helpful in working with clients who display disordered eating and body image issues.

Key topics Orgeron discusses in Food as an Idol that promote disordered eating and should be avoided are: falling for fad diets, using food as rewards or punishment, and having unhealthy attitudes and behaviors regarding food. To find freedom from disordered eating, Orgeron recommends those struggling with food issues practice wellness and mindfulness techniques, in addition to living a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating, adequate exercise, and plenty of sleep. Ultimately, Orgeron believes finding freedom from disordered eating can only be accomplished through submitting our appetites and wills to God.

Orgeron divided Food as an Idol into six sections. Orgeron discusses the types, causes, consequences, and ways of conquering disordered eating in Sections 1-4, respectively. In Section Five of Food as an Idol Orgeron includes information on and suggestions for the prevention of disordered eating. In Section Six: Special Topics, Orgeron takes a closer look at disordered eating in athletes, adolescents, pregnancy, higher education, males, and in the church.

The subtitle to this book, Finding Freedom from Disordered Eating contrasts with the title. The title Food as an Idol states the problem, while the subtitle Finding Freedom from Disordered Eating points to the solution. Orgeron believes that by writing this book others reading this book will find the freedom she found from disordered eating through Jesus Christ and His Word.

A native of Ashland, KY, Orgeron graduated from Fairview High School (Westwood, KY), from Ashland Community College with an associate degree, from Marshall University (Huntington, WV) with a bachelor’s degree in journalism-public relations, and is certified with the Institute of Children’s Literature, West Redding, CT. Orgeron has both an M.A. (2003) and an Education Specialist (Ed.S., 2009) degree in Adult and Higher Education, Counseling Specialization from Morehead State University, Morehead, KY. She also has an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling from Light University, Forest, VA. Orgeron has worked for Boyd County Public Library and King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY and for Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University, Harris Publishing, and Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, TN.

Food as an Idol: Finding Freedom from Disordered Eating is available at bookstores upon request; on the Web at and, and directly from the author.  Please contact the author/publisher Mrs. Orgeron with any questions or for additional information about Food as an Idol (ABC’s Ministries, 2017). She may be reached by telephone at 615-810-8212 or through email at