Life can be hard, but God gives us everyday gifts—food, faith, and fun—to satisfy and refresh us in whatever we face. These gifts are like chocolate for our soul, and oh, how wonderful they taste!
Too many times we are so focused on what we are not allowed to do and eat that we end up feeling deprived and depressed, as if following Christ were more of a burden that a blessing. It’s time to let go of guilt, grab hold of grace, and recapture the life God craves for you. In Chocolate for Your Soul, bestselling author and speaker Sheri Rose Shepherd encourages you to embark on a new adventure with faith and food. She reveals the food coaching tips that enabled her to lose more than 50 pounds and keep them off. She also shares recipes in celebration of the healthy, delicious food our God created for us to enjoy. (Originally published as If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure)">
I was pleasantly surprised by Sheri's real-life short stories at the beginning of each chapter. Her "short takes" hook you into reading each chapter. This recipe book is filled with applicable Scripture and tasty recipes. Here is a taste of what you will find in each chapter: 1. One of Sheri's personal short stories. 2. Soul Food: Scripture and how it applies to our enjoyment of food. 3. New Life Recipes: Scripture and ideas about creating positivity and joy in your daily life. 4. Power Up with Prayer: Scripture and a power prayer. 5. Food Truth: A truth to keep in mind throughout the day/week. 6. Recipes with ingredients and step-by-step instructions. 7. A QR code that you can scan with your smart phone, providing more weight loss and kitchen coaching tips from Sheri. (available as a link, also) Sheri's recipes are filled with mouth-watering ingredients. No bland or tasteless ingredients in this book! If you are thinking about losing weight, maintaining your weight or just eating healthier, this is a great book to help you achieve your goals. I received this book compliments of Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review. is a great recipe book to add to your personal library. It is a recipe book that you will use when in need of an emotional and spiritual lift.
I'm so thrilled to tell you that I have lost 13 pounds so far and I'm feeling better each day! My husband decided to do the fasting with me and he's lost 5 pounds! It's exciting to be able to eat good, healthy, and nutritious foods and still lose weight. I've also lost many cravings. I've read your book "If you have a craving, I have a cure" and I found that I did have many cravings and filled them all with food. Even though I've known the Lord most of my life I have never experienced this type of daily teaching and mentoring. I'm being challenged mostly to let go of a lot of stuff that hinders so that I can run this race and walk in the freedom of Christ. Daily reminders of His sacrifice for me continue to make an impact. Thank you and God bless you Sheri!
If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure is alright. The chapters are unrelated; each could be a stand-alone devotional thought. Each chapter has the following sections: Story, New Life Recipes (things to do), Bible Verses & Homily (not always strongly interconnected), Power Up with Prayer, Food Truths (odd