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Friday, February 22, 2013

A FABULOUS Self- Help Book!! Using humor and grace!

"Fear, Faith and a Fistful of
          By Debora Coty

In preparation for writing Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate, Coty conducted a survey of 500 women between the ages of 18 and 80 in order to pinpoint real fears women struggle with most on a daily basis. Gathering the information from her speaking events, online responses via her website, and surveys sent out to churches around the country, she discovered the top ten fears women face:
1) Loss of loved one (spouse/children/parents)
2) Debilitating disease/illness/cancer
3) Failure
4) Old age/senility
5) The unknown/the what-ifs
6) Loneliness
7) Dependency on others
8) Rejection
9) Specific Critters (snakes, roaches, rats, etc.)
10) Being judged unfairly

My Feelings about this book:
This book exemplifies Debora's unique style of writing- it makes you laugh,  giggle, at the same time as making you examine your life and giving you ways to calm an anxious heart.  If you need ideas to work through, in order to sidestep life's worries, then this is the book for you!! Are there any of us , who do not need this, at some time in our lives???  I know I do!!

Debora gives us tools to work with.  If you are ready to get rid of Fear's power and become more confident and secure, work through each chapter and you will meet your goal.  The ideas are practical and have a Biblical base.  The author admits that we all have worries and fears- both real and imagined.  Financial, health, relationships, loss , pain, the unknown, are all dealt with, using spiritual insight.  

I especially found the end of chapter to be helpful. Entitled, "More Pluck, Less Chicken"- in Debora's witty style, she gives us questions to examine our lives and  use the tools that she has given us in the specific chapter.  The ability to use humor, while looking at serious problems is outstanding and unusual. I absolutely loved this book!! It will have a place on my coffee table, within easy reach, as I am sure that I will need it again and again, to remind me that God is in charge of my life!

Definitely, a five star book!!

Debora, you did it again!! Grabbed my attention and made me laugh!! All while making me examine my life!!

Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/hyrj3

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."

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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 today.

This book was provided by Litfuse, in exchange  for a fair and honest review.

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