Fear, Faith & a Fistful of Chocolate

Winner of the Selah Literary Award and the Illumination Book Award for exemplary Christian books

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Are you ready to strip fear’s power over you and become the confident woman you were meant to be? Have you found that tolerating your personal fear monsters only makes them growl louder?

Okay, sister – take my hand and let’s boldly step up and yank the masks off those shadow-lurking, anxiety-churning, worry-generating beasts.

With her own brand of off-beat wit and wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart  needs of women worn down by everyday fears – financial, health, relationships, loss, pain, the unknown, the what ifs …

With fresh spiritual insight, Debora shares hope, true life stories, scriptural lifelines, and a few LOL’s along with simple, practical tips for sidestepping fear with faith. And a fistful of chocolate!

Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate: Wit and Wisdom for Sidestepping Life’s Worries (Barbour Publishing) will be available in print and e-book editions February 1, 2013. (Excerpt HERE)


What people are saying about Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate

“I absolutely LOVE this book! Wishing for more courage and joy, and a lot less fear and worry? This book is for you. Dump your doormat badge and let Deb show you how to quit allowing those joy-thieves keep you from enjoying God’s best.”
~Martha Bolton, Emmy nominated writer, playwright, and author of 88 books including Josiah for President


 “With lots of smiles along the way, award-winning author Debora Coty helps us learn to bulk up the backbone and whittle away at worry.”
~Rhonda Rhea, radio and TV personality, & author of 9 books, including How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?


Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate will encourage you to conquer fear and anxiety with helpful tools, sassy humor, and relevant Scriptures. Great for group study!”
~Suzanne Woods Fisher, radio personality, best-selling author of Amish fiction and nonfiction


Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate is my new favorite attached-at-the-hip handbook. I quote it extensively in my blog. I could spend weeks on just one valuable chapter. I’ve almost worn this little book out. Note: Do NOT miss the cat story in the chapter on guilt – there is nothing more comical on the planet. You’ll love this book!”
~Elizabeth Hoagland, KY

Debora Coty has written a fresh approach to age-old questions: How do we move past the guilt, doubt, and fear and rely on faith in God for everyday confidence? Her answer: Stay fortified with grit, gumption, and Godiva!”
~Edna Ellison, Ph.D., author of 15 group studies on friendship, including Friendships of Faith, Friendships of Purpose, www.ednaellison.com


Debora Coty speaks to my heart. Every time I read one of her books I immediately buy a stack of them to give to friends. Hey, I even want to hand them out to strangers I pass on the street! Even my husband enjoyed listening as I read Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate aloud on our walk. I couldn’t put it down! Through her words (and hilarious stories!) she encourages, strengthens and even calms her readers. She’s more than a blessing- she’s a friend.

I read Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate with my daughters- ages 10 and 15. We laughed and marveled at Debora Coty’s stories (the cat shish kabob is crazy but true!) and personal insight (she’s not afraid to speak the truth! Love that!) and I cried- often- as her love of the Lord was a balm to my frazzled nerves and my (occasionally) broken heart.

You could easily use Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate for your quiet time or as a Bible study. Take my advice and get your hands on a book- any book- by Debora Coty. More Beauty, Less Beast, Too Blessed to Be Stressed and Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate are my personal favorites, but you will be blessed by all of them.

Debora Coty is one of the people I would choose to invite to my fantasy dinner party. You know, the one where you can choose any 5 people in the world? I’d give her a big hug and then we’d break out the Oreos.  🙂
~ Lori Drake



“In authentic Debora Coty style, this book peels back layers of fear everyone deals with and offers practical ways to step out of fear and into freedom.”
~Jocelyn Hamsher, author of Do These Jeans Make Me Look Fat and Breaking the Cultural Mirror



Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate is a delightful book for readers in all walks and stages of life. The more I read, the more I wanted to keep going.”
~Anita Corrine Donihue, author of the When I’m on My Knees Series



Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate is a testament to Debora Coty’s gift of healing. Once medicated by her quirky humor, we’re ready to hear the powerful Jesus words she speaks to our touchy, real world issues.”
~ Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Belle of All Things Southern and author of Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy


“You’ve got to love a book that makes you laugh while, at the same time, calming your anxious heart.”
~Becky Johnson, co-author of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook (coming 8/2012, Zondervan) www.welaughwecrywecook.com


“Thank you Deb for the wonderful insights you have shared in your book. Fear, Faith and a Fistful of Chocolate. With tear-filled eyes, my husband Don and I read through your wit & wisdom and agreed, “Yes, that’s how we sidestepped that storm.” We thank God for your book and will continue sharing it with others ! God bless you.”
~ Esther, Starke FL


“Books about fear typically aren’t fun to read, but this one is. Coty’s humor is natural and unforced, and she strikes the perfect balance of lightheartedness and seriousness. Her chatty, relaxed tone will put readers at ease, and her approach to Christianity is genuine and non-preachy. This book would make an excellent group study, but it’s also valuable for individual use.”
~ Christy Pitney, CBA Retailers


Debora M. Coty is a popular speaker, columnist, internationally published writer, and award-winning author. She’s also an orthopedic occupational therapist, writing instructor, pianist, and tennis addict. Mother of two grown children and one adorable grandson, Debora makes her home in central Florida with her husband Chuck and desperately wicked pooch Fenway.