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I'll Bring the Chocolate: Satisfying a Woman's Craving for Friendship and Faith [Kindle Edition]

Karen Porter
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Book Description

For every woman who knows a little chocolate is good for the soul.

Stimulating. Satisfying. Tantilizing. Delicious. Chocolate is that sweet “something extra” that infuses anything ordinary with delectable flavor and zest. In the same way, loving friendships can sweeten a woman’s life and make almost any situation — good or bad — taste even better. Blending true stories and several original choclate recipes with rich biblical examples, Karen Porter explores eight ways that friends can help one another enjoy life — and point each other to the God who made every good and perfect gift — especially chocolate!

Editorial Reviews

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“Karen Porter’s I’ll Bring the Chocolate is a basketful of goodies: humor, insight, prayer, recipes, great quotations, and inspiration to encourage women in their faith and friendships.”
—KAREN O’CONNOR, speaker and author of Gettin’ Old Ain’t For Wimps and The Beauty of Aging

“Every woman can and will discover a sweet spot of relational satisfaction in the pages of I’ll Bring the Chocolate. Karen Porter nourishes the friendship soul with great writing and the ‘Give me
more chocolate!’ soul with drop-dead delicious recipes.”
—JULIE BARNHILL, International Speaker and author of bestselling She’s Gonna Blow!

“What’s better than a box of chocolates? A pan of brownies? A chocolate milkshake? Eating them while savoring I’ll Bring the Chocolate! Karen Porter has given new meaning to the word ‘YUM’!”
—EVA MARIE EVERSON, author of Oasis, A Spa for Body & Soul

“Karen Porter understands that God’s love, like the richest chocolate, is an absolute daily necessity in life. Use with abandon.”
—VIRELLE KIDDER, conference speaker and author of Meet Me at the Well: Take a Month to Water Your Soul

“Karen Porter has given us a gourmet recipe for biblically-based friendships. With a delightful combination of personal authenticity, laugh-out-loud humor, prized family recipes, and enduring
truth, this book will be one of your new favorites.”
—CAROL KENT, speaker and author of A New Kind of Normal

“Karen Porter provides a marvelous assortment of wit, wisdom, and delightful recipes. If you yearn for authentic friendships in the midst of today’s hectic pace, then you will savor I’ll Bring the Chocolate.”
—GEORGIA SHAFFER, licensed psychologist, life coac...

About the Author

Karen Porter is vice-president of international marketing at a major food company in Texas and an adjunct professor at the Texas Bible Institute. A national seminar speaker to groups such as MOPS, Porter is the author and co-author of several books and has written for numerous magazines such as Focus on the Family and Discipleship Journal. A graduate of Texas A&M, Porter has completed training courses with Dun and Bradstreet and Rice University’s Jones School of Management. Porter and her husband, George, have four children and five grandchildren.

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  • File Size: 1161 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009I9Y7IA
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (April 23, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0027MJTSS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,131 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book No Woman Can Resist December 12, 2007
Format:Hardcover
Chocolate and Friends. What woman could resist that combination? I picked up this book expecting a shallow, pat yourself-on-the-back-feel-good little book. Was I surprised. Karen Porter asks tough questions, like this: Are you the object of your faith? That little sentence rose up and smacked me right between the eyes, and it didn't come with chocolate either. She has a lot of those sneaky questions that caused to do some self-evaluation about my Christian life. And she points out what a blessing friends are, too. Special people to treasure and treat well. Be there when they need us, rejoice with them, grieve with them, and sometimes forgive them. YOu can't have too many friends, and I'm going to take better care of the ones I have. A thought provoking book filled with hope and encouragement, and recipes too. Chocolate, of course. This one's a winner.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate and a Friend November 22, 2007
Format:Hardcover
I'll Bring The Chocolate
Karen Porter
ISBN: 978-1-59052-957-7
Multnomah Books, 2007

Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com
Chocolate and a good friend
5 Stars

Caution - reading this book could be hazardous to your waistline.

I'll Bring The Chocolate by Karen Porter is a delightful look at friendship and chocolate. Karen Porter compares being a faithful friend with delectable, luscious, mouth- watering chocolate. Friends rescue each other, when one is sick. The other visits, brings food, offers to clean the house, and hopefully remembers to bring chocolate.

MS Porter shares simple stories and life experiences to make her point. She skillfully describes a good friend, one that is willing to be there through the tears and laughter, one that is loyal and gives you strength when you need it. There are nine chapters. Each discusses a different aspect of friendship and a different type of chocolate--from Godiva to chocolate pie, from a box of chocolates to a chocolate fountain.

MS Porter knows her chocolate and she knows what a good friend is. At the end of each chapter is a recipe for something, chocolate. From the moment I looked at the cover of this book I knew it would be special; after all the word "chocolate" is in the title. I enjoyed I'll Bring The Chocolate immensely. The cover is inviting, and the plot is easy to understand. MS Porter has added "Bringing the chocolate " suggestions at the end of each chapter. I'll Bring The Chocolate is filled with spiritual insight and written with a little humor and lots of truth. I was drooling for chocolate by the time I finished reading the whole book. I recommend this book to all Christian women.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll Bring the Chocolate is delicious! May 18, 2009
Format:Hardcover
Have you ever let your ambition, your busyness, and your quest to reach your goals gradually fill up your life and not leave room for friends, faith, fun, and laughter? I'll Bring the Chocolate: Satisfying a Woman's Craving for Friendship and Faith by Karen Porter is a wake-up call for every woman who's forgotten the sweetness and strength found in deep friendships with other women.

Karen was a busy and ultra-successful executive who admits that she "swapped the need for friendship with the allure of accomplishment...I didn't mind stepping on others to climb the ladder of success." After a while, she discovered that work is no substitute for the beauty and nourishment of friendship, and she decided to seek out new friends as well as repair the damage done to existing friendships using a hard-earned collection of nine important ways to survive life's difficulties and enjoy its pleasures...with friends.

I love the chapter formats in I'll Bring the Chocolate--each starts with a little story from Karen's life, then folds in layers of biblical principles and wise morsels of advice, then finishes with discussion questions, a prayer, and a luscious chocolate recipe. A chocolate theme holds everything together, and as I read I was thinking what a wonderful book this would be for a women's group study, complete with a chocolate dessert at each meeting! Some of my very favorite stories included the Ugly Cake, the Chocolate Truffle friend (best one in the box!), and the Rescued Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise.

But most of all, I love Karen's transparency, humility, and willingness to unwrap her own shortcomings on her journey to learning how to be a good friend. I learned so much and identified with so many of the stories...and yet they are shared with love and empathy. A delicious book, and well worth reading more than once.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Friends May 29, 2014
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What a refreshing book! We are so busy in life we sometimes forget about the little things that really matter. Friendships are so important!
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