About the Book:
In Too Loved to Be Lost (Barbour Books, October 2014), you’ll find simple, practical steps for healing, refreshment, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith. Whether you’re struggling with issues related to trust, depression, patience, relationships, hurts, or hopes. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the kind of guidance and belonging you crave—the kind that can only be found in the unconditional love of Papa God.
Find out more and purchase a copy at Debora’s website.
About the Author:
Debora M. Coty is a popular speaker, columnist, lifelong Bible student, internationally published freelance writer, and award-winning author of numerous books, including “Too Blessed to Be Stressed,” and “More Beauty, Less Beast.” She’s also an orthopedic occupational therapist, writing instructor, and tennis addict. Mother of two grown children, Debora lives and loves in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.
Since I had read some other books by Deborah Coty I wanted to give this one a go and see how it was, you can read what I thought about Mom Needs Chocolate and More Beauty Less Beast. This is a fairly short book sort of a devotional and self help book rolled into one, some of it I had a hard time relating to but other areas really hit home and I hope to put some of the actions into practice. Like in her other books she does tend to favor The Message paraphrase of The Bible, so I’m not not particularly fond (or fond of calling the Lord, Papa, but I digress) of that version but I know it can make the flow of a book blend together with it’s more modern take on Scripture. At the end of each chapter Deborah has 5 questions that relate back to the reading and have you evaluating your actions and whether you are truly behaving in a Christ-like manner – it doesn’t take long so even this busy mom can get through a chapter and it’s questions before the children wake up.
One thing I struggle with is memorizing Scripture, I’ve always been a bit jealous of those who claim they have memorized and can recite entire chapters and/or books of the Bible, because I’ve never really been able to do that. I did memorize Psalm 23 when I was in school but that’s about the end of it – so when reading chapter 4 “Topping off my tank” in the first section, I knew it was written for me – and it’s one thing I’m going to set down and do beginning in November. Deborah gives 24, what she calls “life savers”, and the thing is to sit down and on your calendar write 1 life saver verse a month – then when that month comes around write it on index cards and put them where you’re most likely to see them, on your bathroom mirror, car dashboard, computer desk, etc – mediate on that verse all month long and by the next you’ll have that one down (don’t forget to pull up the old verse from time to time to stay fresh) and begin a new one. I don’t have to use hers, there are many verses that I’ve long to memorize, but her list gives a good start (I’ll be using my KJV or ESV over the MSG) and someplace to begin if you don’t know where to start.
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In our world a woman’s acceptance so often seems contingent on her looks, behavior, or talents. This can lead to fearing loss of acceptance, trying to outperform one another, and a warped view God as a ruthless, judgmental, stern entity just waiting for us to crash and burn. Debora M. Coty‘s new book, Too Loved to Be Lost: Discovering God’s Intentional, Unconditional, Without-Limits Love, offers women simple, practical steps for finding healing, security, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith.
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