Monday, February 25, 2013

"Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate" Review {Giveaway}

It's not often I start a book review with telling you how cute the book is, but that is the first thing I noticed about it when I opened the box. The cover is adorable and two of my favorite colors, but when you open it, the pages are pink! Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate made me smile before I even began reading.

About the book: 
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!

My thoughts:
I am not anything, if not practical. I love tips, hints, how-tos, give me a check list and I am a happy person. That is just one of the reasons I really enjoyed this book (aside from the pink pages...). Debora Coty did an amazing job in Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate. 

Each chapter is full of stories (some heartwrenching, some hilarious), practical help (your to do list!), quotes, scriptures and personal reflection questions. (Note: This isn't a book to skim through or power read, it is a 'read a chapter and let it marinate' type of book.)

I so appreciate how the author is honest, not afraid to share personal fears and failures. With chapters like, "Who Wants to Be a Wart, Anyway? (Curbing Worry)" and "This Helmet Is Worth Hat Hair (Helmet of Salvation: Grace)", I know you will enjoy this book. In fact, you might want to order two copies. I am sure you know someone who needs a reminder that you don't have to fear and will love the pink pages, too.

About the author: 
 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."

Don't miss Debora's other great books:

More Beauty, Less Beast: Transforming Your Inner Ogre Mom Needs Chocolate: Hugs, Humor and Hope for Surviving Motherhood
Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life's Stress-Pool

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Celebrate the release of Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate with Debora Coty by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVPing to the March 7th Author Chat Party on Facebook!

One "sweet" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • A Debora Coty Library (Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate, More Beauty, Less Beast, Too Blessed To Be Stressed, and Everyday Hope)
  • Chocolate (Every good thing begins with chocolate!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/6/13. Winner will be announced at Debora's "Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate" Facebook Party on 3/7. Debora will be hosting an evening of chat, fun trivia, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Debora via Skype.)

So grab your copy of Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate and join Debora and friends on the evening of March 7th for an evening of fun. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)
Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 7th!

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The fine print:
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.