Friday, February 15, 2013
Book Review: Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate
Debora Coty has a writing personality that is rare to find in the world of Christian publishing. When reading her work, it is like your best friend is talking to you through the pages of a book. Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate is a book like no other. Coty tackles the most common fears among Christian women in a way that makes the reader want to try whatever she suggests. She goes through each fear, citing scripture and telling wonderful stories to bring the point home, always leaving the reader feeling like she can overcome whatever comes her way.
I loved this book, from the pink pages to the convenient size. I had fun reading the stories and could relate to the anecdotes throughout the book. I was motivated to memorize some Scripture to have at the ready in case I ever have an emergency need. As much as I loved all of these things, my favorite part of the book is the acronyms that Coty uses to make her ideas easier to learn and apply. Who would think a Christian book would have an acronym BARF to teach anti-anxiety techniques? (by the way, BARF stands for back off, admit, redirect, and forgive). I think these acronyms are cute and memorable and only go to show that this author is fun, funny, and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this book to all Christian women and I think it would be a fun choice for a book study.
I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review!