Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Book review: "Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate" by Debora Coty

I recently read "Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate" by Debora Coty. This was an interesting book that did not take me too long to read.

While I did feel like this book had plenty of practical advice in it, I did not care for the book overall. Coty's writing style was a little strange and often, it seemed like it was too conversational. When I read most books, I expect a high quality writing style (with some sense of formality) and this book just didn't utilize that style.

From a Christian standpoint, I was also bothered by Coty's use of the name "Papa God," which she obviously used for God. This seemed unnecessary to me and quite odd. I also did not care for the many different Bible translations from which she quoted. She used translations such as the Contemporary English Version (CEV), New Living Translation (NLT) and the Message. None of these versions translate the Bible close to its original languages and unfortunately, this means that often the true, original meaning of a verse is lost in favor of a contemporary version.

This was an interesting book and certainly contained helpful, practical advice and insight, but unfortunately, these other concerns of mine made the book less enjoyable.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of "Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate" from Litfuse Publicity Group for the purposes of this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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