I'll Bring the Chocolate
Satisfying a Woman's Craving for Friendship and Faith
By Karen Porter
(Multnomah Books, Hardcover, 9781590529577, 208pp.)
Publication Date: October 2, 2007
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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!
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.
“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 coach, and author of A Gift of Mourning Glories
“Let Karen Porter entice you away from the lists and the laundry, the carpooling and the computer to savor the sweetness of spiritual friendships—the shared faith, the encouragement, and the
—LAEL ARRINGTON, author of Worldproofing Your Kids and cohost of The Things That Matter Most talk radio
“Karen Porter will treat you to a helping of her friendship and faith as well as mouthwatering recipes and chocolate descriptions. You’ll enjoy every bite.”
—LINDA EVANS SHEPHERD, speaker and coauthor of The Potluck Club