Sunday, September 18, 2011

Too Blessed To Be Stressed Book Tour

by Debora M Coty
ISBN: 978-1616263461
Published by: Barbour Publishing

Maybe it's time for a healthy dose of truth gift-wrapped in humor.

With her own brand of off-beat wit and near wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of women drowning in the dhurning stress-pool of busyness. Heart-transforming, real-life stories and biblically based insights will encourage and delight readers, who will find just the simple, practical steps they need to arrive at healing, refreshment, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith.

My thoughts:
This is a fun little book with small chunks of wisdom wrapped in humor. Opening with a short quiz where you are able to measure small areas with stress in your life and then gauge how stressed you are. The chapters are short, very easy to read and full of little steps you can use in your life to make stress less noticeable.

The sections to the book cover various areas of stress and each section has 10 short chapters that you can use as a devotional each morning or as you have a little time during the day to take a break. (I've included some of the chapter names and a breakdown of the types of subjects in each section so you can see different topics discussed)

Section 1: Time Management  
Pressure Creates Both Diamonds & Volcanoes
-Superwoman has left the building (health awareness)
-Calendar Constipation (Simplify)
-Gray: The New Blond (Worry)

Section 2: Develop a Sense of Humor
Defeating the Joy-Sucking Dully-Funks
-Chocolate Makes My Jeans Shrink (Food Choices)
-Cobwebs in My Mop Bucket (managing messiness)
-Cheesecake: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore (Nutrition)

Section 3: Cultivate Relationships 
No Woman Is an Island (But She Can Dream)
-Nuts In the Batter (Dealing w/ Difficult People)
-Latitude for Gratitude (Living Gratefully)
-Heart Matters (Finding Peace)
-Teddies to Toasters (Marital Intimacy)

Section 4: Focus on Faith 
Marinating in Faith Produces the Choicest Priority Cuts
-Luther's Legacy (Unconditional Love)
-Lost and Found (Faith)
-Crossing Home Plate (Life after Life)
-Keep the Faith, Baby (Dependence on God)

Too Blessed is a little gem! Perfect as a gift for hostesses, teachers, moms, and more. I think I'm going to recommend this one to Mom & Dad as a bedside book in their bed & breakfast. I'm sure their guests will love having a little "light" reading in the morning or at bedtime.

1. Giveaway- Enter 8/8 - 8/25!

Don't Check Your Brains At the Door

Debora has lots of fun stuff going on for the launch of her book - be sure to check out Debora's series of Stress-Buster videos at her website: She’s also hosting a  photo caption contest on her blog for a chance to win a copy of Too Blessed to Be Stressed.

To enter:
Enter on FACEBOOK by posting:
Enter to win a KINDLE in the Too Blessed to Be Stressed KINDLE Giveaway! Find out who won during the Facebook Party on August 25th! All the details here:

Share on Twitter:
Win a KINDLE from the hilarious deboracoty Too Blessed to Be Stressed Giveaway. FB Party 8/25. #litfuse

POST your hyperlinks on the facebook page - OR check out the details link above (in the FB section)

Debora M. Coty is a humorist, columnist, speaker, writing workshop instructor and award-winning author of over 100 internationally published articles and ten inspirational books. She has also contributed short stories and devotionals to numerous anthologies. Debora's passion is sharing her offbeat blend of humor and hope, wit and near-wisdom with women of all ages. As a piano teacher for twenty years, she acquired the skill of auditory long-suffering and has helped countless people as an occupational therapist specializing in orthopedics for over three decades. Mother of two grown children, Debora currently lives and loves in central Florida with her husband and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.

Much thanks to Litfuse for sharing this little book with me. I actually took the book with me to the Women of Faith conference and a couple of ladies there had to check out the book and were very impressed. No money exchanged hands for the review of the book and I wasn't required to write a positive review.

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