Living a Chocolate Life
Living a Chocolate Life is a women's Bible study that warmly invites all to savor God’s rich and endless supply of grace in Christ. Whether you're sampling bitter nuggets of pain or sweet morsels of joy, this chocolate-themed study reminds you that the Holy Spirit fills us with sweet faith in our Savior—and it is only He who can truly satisfy.
Each session focuses on one aspect of life as a Christian woman, encouraging you toward introspection and personal reflection. Designed to be 45–60 minutes long, each session includes at least one recipe for a chocolate dessert item, a Bible verse to memorize, chocolate trivia, and suggestions for group activities. Answers are provided in the back. Created for women 18 years and older, this study is ideal for women who have never attended a Bible study, or for women who are looking for a different type of Bible study.
Savor more light-hearted yet compelling scriptural connections in A Chocolate Life Women's Devotional.
What Others are Saying
"Deb Burma's love for the sweet truths of Scriptures shines through each page of this beautiful new Bible study. Through personal stories, riveting illustrations and meaningful Scriptures Deb challenges us to move from looking at God through the window of our experiences to looking at our lives through the window of the heart of God. She writes with an urgency to awaken us to celebrate the sweet victory that comes from wholeheartedly following Christ. This study will undoubtedly build your faith to believe that God's sweet life is available to you."
—Donna Pyle, Speaker, Author, Bible Teacher, Worship Leader, Blogger, Founder of Artesian Ministries
"Deb Burma’s new Bible study, Living a Chocolate Life, is a delight–to the eye, to the ear, to the heart and soul. Perfect for small group or individual use, the author’s light-hearted (often humorous), and winsome approach readily engages readers from the start. Deb Burma understands women—she’s one of them—quickly becoming a Christian sister, and friend to the reader, uplifting and encouraging us to experience God’s 'rich, sweet, extravagant grace.' Grace becomes a powerful theme throughout this eight week study.
But Living a Chocolate Life is not only a “tasty treat.” (Note the luscious, chocolate, theme-related recipes in each chapter.) This is an in-depth Bible study. Each lesson’s central truth is clearly stated and developed. All main points are supported by Scripture. The author uses sound educational strategies, appealing to diverse learning styles, to guide participants in growing in faith and life. Options, variety and flexibility are built into this study. For example, “Chocotivity,” a hands-on group activity is included in each lesson to encourage dialogue, foster fellowship and offer opportunities for sharing. Living a Chocolate Life will appeal to women of all ages. The more I read, the more eager I became to share this study with my friends. Can’t wait!"
—Donna J. Streufert, LifeLight Author, Bible Study Leader
“Anyone who picks up a book written by Deb Burma is in for a sweet treat! Deb writes remarkably, from a genuine heart for REAL women. Doctors have said that chocolate is good for the heart! Hallelujah! And we know that God is great for the soul! Another Hallelujah! What a combo of these two blessings Deb has put together in Living a Chocolate Life! A little bit of chocolate and a bunch of our great God each day give one a taste to sweetly savor, a ray of hope for living from day to day, and a foretaste of the feast that is to come. Now grab your favorite chocolate, your faithful Bible and a copy of Living a Chocolate Life! Delightful! Delicious! Delectable!”
—Terry Kieschnick, National Speaker, Ministry Leader, Mentor
"As I was reading Living a Chocolate Life, I kept picturing a small group of young women, or new Christians, or women who have shied away from Bible study because they don’t feel knowledgeable enough. Among them is a seasoned, Scripture-loving Christian woman sharing lavishly of God’s love and mercy as she encourages and guides the women around her. The chocolate is the starting point, but don’t underestimate the depth and power of Deb Burma’s integration of God’s sweet Word into our lives."
—Lois Bartell Giordano, Educator, Encourager, Mentor, Bible Study Leader, Writer