The Chocolate Diaries

I just finished reading The Chocolate Diaries: Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life by Karen Scalf Linamen. It was a really quick and easy read. And it talked about chocolate. I love chocolate. And it talked about God. I love God more.

At times, the book was a little ADD for me, but then in the book the author said she had ADD, so then I understood. There were a lot of people stories – how various individuals overcame life’s hurdles – which I liked. At the end of each chapter, there is a list of discussion questions and a chocolate recipe. To read the first chapter, click here. For a free chocolate cake in a mug recipe, click here.

While the book itself didn’t give me a whole lot to think about, what I am excited about is using this book as a starter study/discussion book for a women’s small group. The Chocolate Diaries has a real “girlfriend” vibe and I can picture a small group of women, sitting around a living room, eating chocolate, discussing life’s journey, laughing, crying and praying. The book is easy to read and very conversational, thus appealing to a wide variety of women (sorry guys, I just don’t see you reading this).

At the end of The Chocolate Diaries, Karen Scalf Linamen challenges the reader to go and “reach out to someone you know who’s traveling a rocky road and share with her one of the sweet secrets in this book.” I plan to do just that with a group of women. So usually, I give my review books away, but this one I will be keeping so that I can share life with a small group.

(I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.)

Published by Kris

Jesus follower, racing wife, mom of seven, United Methodist pastor... Trying to live a life worthy of my callings.

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