Sunday, October 12, 2014

Too Loved To Be Lost~ Book Review

What a wonderful book of encouragement. Just what the doctor ordered! As I was just released from the hospital after surgery I was blessed with this sweet little book. Debra Coty has a special way of using her humor to encourage women in all walks and stages of life to crawl up in Papa God's lap and be loved unconditionally. The book reads like a devotional/ Bible study but broken down in chapters and bite size pieces/topics. 

As women we have some tough roads to walk through and at times we can feel so alone and unloved. Yet~ our  Papa God does not ever want us to feel unworthy, unloved or defeated. This book offers great big advice to women. Debra explains how God sees us through eyes of affection and not criticism.  The God who is not fixed on a list of do's and don'ts but rather the condition of our heart longs to walk with us. Papa God's love is never too lost or never too late. He is always right on time. 

I so enjoyed reading this book.

This book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.



Seattle—In a world where a woman’s acceptance so often seems contingent on her looks, behavior or talents, does anyone love her simply for who she is? Debora M. Coty answers that question with a resounding “yes” in her new book, Too Loved to Be Lost: Discovering God’s Intentional, Unconditional, Without-Limits Love (Barbour Books/October 1, 2014/ISBN: 978-1628369694 /$9.99).
“I believe that women today spend a lot of time feeling taken advantage of, judged unfairly and accepted only within certain boundaries,” Coty says. “We need to know — really KNOW —there is One who doesn’t condemn or critique us, but instead loves, forgives and accepts us — quirks, meltdowns, zits and all.”
Coty says as women fear loss of acceptance and try to outperform one another, they can begin to view God as a ruthless, judgmental, stern entity just waiting for us to crash and burn. “Sure, our heavenly Father is holy and just. He’s righteous and wants us to be too. But that doesn’t make Him a mean ole hulking principal stalking the halls with a big paddle. That is so not our loving Papa God.” Filled with Coty’s trademark quirky humor, Too Loved to Be Lost offers women simple, practical steps for finding healing, refreshment and revitalization of spirit, body and faith.
Coty chose to use a travel theme for her book to illustrate life’s journey. A self-professed, “directionally challenged” traveler, Coty believes most women will experience the hopeless feeling of being truly lost at some point in their lives. She knows because she’s been there herself, struggling with depression for two years following six heart-wrenching miscarriages. “My wounds were so painful and raw that I distanced myself from the Lord,” Coty admits. “At my lowest point, He reached down to me with His tender mercies and gently began chipping away at the rock that was my heart.”
Coty tells readers that God allows detours to happen in their lives to show them deeper and higher facets of his limitless love. Whether they’re struggling with issues related to trust, depression, patience, relationships, hurts or hopes,Too Loved to be Lost will bring readers back to a secure love that no one can take away.
Too Loved to Be Lost is the fourth installment in Coty’s “Take on Life” series. Much like her earlier releases in the series,Faith, Fear, and a Fistful of Chocolate, Too Blessed to be Stressed and More Beauty, Less Beast, this latest volume is filled with humor and will deliver a much-needed smile while equipping readers with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the kind of guidance and belonging they crave — the kind only found in the unconditional love of Papa God.
Learn more about Debora M. Coty and Too Loved to Be Lost at, on Facebook or Twitter(@deboracoty).

The Mason Jar Book Review~

My Review~

This was an unusual book to read~ it is written from a man's perspective. I had a hard time getting into his style but in the end enjoyed the story. 

Eden gets a call from her old college roommate to tell her that Clayton( her old college sweetheart) had written a book all about her. 

Eden and Clayton had a sad love story. They were inseparable from the start. She was a dark haired beauty from California and he was a farm boy from Tennessee. Clayton was raised by his grandfather. They had this special letter writing tradition where Clayton would ask questions and his grandfather would answer them and write words of affirmation. They would leave these letters in a Mason jar on the grandfather's desk.

 Eden and Clayton had fallen madly in love. But out of nowhere Eden disappears and leaves nothing but a letter behind ~ asking Clayton to not come find her. Clayton just never could get over the love of his life.

Both Eden and Clayton go on with their lives. Clayton broken hearted and Eden thinking that he would  hate her forever. That is until Eden finds out that the Best Selling Novel that Clayton wrote is all about her. 

Can he forgive her? Where had she gone? Why did she leave like without giving him any reasons? 
All this is in the Best Selling Novel~ The Mason Jar. This is one reunion you don't want to miss.

About The Book~
**Written for the bruised and broken, The Mason Jar is an inspirational romance that brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. With a redemptive ending that encourages us to love again and written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jarinterweaves the imagery of Thoreau with the adventures and climatic family struggles common to Dances with WolvesA River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall. -  Taken from the press release.
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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • The Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 19th. Winner will be announced October 20th at James Russell’s blog, Love Story from the Male Perspective.



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