Saturday, March 2, 2013

Book Review - Fear, Faith & a Fistful of Chocolate


Are you ready to strip fear's power over you and become the confident woman you were meant to be? Have you found that tolerating your personal fear monsters only makes them growl louder?
Okay, sister - take my hand and let's boldly step up and yank the masks off those shadow-lurking, anxiety-churning, worry-generating beasts.
With her own brand of off-beat wit and wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of women worn down by everyday fears - financial, health, relationships, loss, pain, the unknown, the what ifs ...
With fresh spiritual insight, Debora shares hope, true life stories, scriptural lifelines, and a few LOL's along with simple, practical tips for sidestepping fear with faith. And a fistful of chocolate!

 Debora Coty is an occupational therapist, a piano teacher, and a freelance writer. She's also involved in the children's ministry at her church and is an avid tennis player. Debora began writing to fill the void when her last child left for college, and it has since become a passion. Debora has a real knack for getting across sound biblical concepts with a refreshing lightheartedness as attested in her monthly newspaper column entitled "Grace Notes: God's Grace for Everyday Living." 
One thing I like about Debora Coty's book is how pretty they are. The pages are such a pretty shade of pink with some gorgeous graphics on some of the pages. I love books that are geared, visually, for women. 
I think we can all relate to having fear in our lives of one type or another and I was highly impressed with her observations and encouragements regarding fear. She tells a lot of stories that are personal - either with herself or with friends - that help us relate to her. There are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, too, which is always good for our emotional state. I really like the down to earth, common sense thoughts to help us with our fears. 
There are a lot of Scriptures that help us with our fears and give us faith in God. I also like at the end of each chapter there is the "More Pluck-Less Chicken" questions to help us dig deeper. I found these incredibly helpful and insightful to why I have fear and how to overcome it.
The only thing I didn't like about this book is her perpetual use of "Papa God" when she talks about the Lord. Maybe for some reason, this wouldn't bother other people, but it just sets my teeth on edge. It feels a little too disrespectful to me, but again, that's me and it may not bother you.
All in all, I think this book is really great for helping us overcome our fears. It has a lot of practical applications to help us, a lot of great Scriptures and some giggles thrown in for good measure. A really good book that I can recommend!
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group
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Blessings - Julie 

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