By Kelly Wise Legg

Christian author, event speaker and local resident Deborah Coty is set to release her 14th book, Too Loved To Be Lost, on Wednesday, October 1. With Coty’s humor and refreshing outlook on life, she inspires readers to see God, or as she refers to him as Papa God’s, unconditional love.

Too Loved To Be Lost is part of Coty’s award-winning “Take on Life” women’s inspirational series for Barbour Books. The first was Too Blessed to be Stressed, followed by More Beauty, Less Beast, and most recently, Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate.

“Women need to know – to really know – in a world where the love and acceptance we receive often seems to be based on our looks, behavior, talents, or achievements, that there is One who doesn’t condemn or critique us, but instead, loves, forgives, and accepts us quirks, meltdowns, zits and all,” said Coty.

During her travels as an events speaker, Coty has met many women who view God as a “stern, judgmental, impersonal entity lurking nearby with a huge frown and a big stick, just waiting to smite them to smithereens when they mess up.” Cody believes that perspective is usually based on a harsh experience they’ve had with an angry father, relentless coach or strict teacher.

“But you know what? That is so not Papa God,” said Coty. “We’re allowed to fail and yet are still deeply loved.”

Too Loved To Be Lost will be available at Christian bookstores, online (e-versions are available also for Kindles, Nooks and iPads), and can be ordered through secular bookstores as well.

Brandon Lifeway is hosting a book signing event on Saturday, October 11 from 12 Noon–2 p.m.

 “As always, there will be yummy chocolate treats,” said Coty. There will also be a drawing to win free books and a gift basket.

Coty connects with readers on Facebook and Twitter and through her free quarterly e-newsletter. For more information, visit  Also visit her speaker page and consider a refreshing dose of inspirational humor and hope, wit and near-wisdom for any group’s next luncheon, brunch, banquet or retreat. 

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Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.