Italians from Brooklyn, Troccoli and Lofaro urge you to take a heaping helping of the richly flavored life that only God can provide. Prepared with soul-satisfying seasonings of faith, hope, and love, here's a meal stuffed with biblical truth, lively storytelling, and mouthwatering family recipes that will transform your attitude, outlook, and actions! Paperback.
Imagine a restaurant where the menu offers
Who wouldn’t want a taste of that?
In Spaghetti for the Soul, Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro invite you to a fabulous feast for the spirit. Drawing upon their shared Italian roots in Brooklyn and a friendship rooted in faith, they compare life to a heaping plate of spaghetti.
“Just the thought of swirling and slurping the unruly strands brings a grin,” they write. “Spaghetti is delicious, nutritious and satisfying. It’s also sticky and uncontrollable. And isn’t that just like this journey we’re all on?”
With wit, warmhearted humor, irresistible grace, and keen insights, Kathy and Ellie urge you to take a generous helping of the richly flavored abundant life that only God can give. They share how the soul-satisfying seasonings of faith, hope, and love can transform your attitude, outlook, and actions. Tied to their popular Spaghetti for the Soul Conferences, the authors dish up in this book biblical truths with lively storytelling and even some mouthwatering family recipes to help you experience fully a renewed zest for the God who invites you to “taste and see.”
Kathy Troccoli is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and author of ten books, including Live Like You Mean It and the bestseller Falling in Love with Jesus. With album sales topping two million, her music career includes more than 17 number-one radio hits, three Grammy nominations, and two Dove Awards. Raised on Long Island, Kathy now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ellie Lofaro is an author, Bible teacher, and the founder of Heart, Mind & Soul Ministries, “reaching and teaching the whole woman.” Her trademark blend of truth, humor, and grace has made her a popular conference speaker. A native New Yorker, Ellie is a first-generation American raised in a very Italian family. She and her husband, Frank, live with their three teenagers outside Washington, D.C.
Christian recording artist Troccoli and Bible teacher Lofaro dub themselves two Italians from Brooklyn who feast on the life God gives. With New Yorkborn sass and bravado, the authors successfully dish up a five-course spiritual meal, heavy on principles such as faith, hope and love. Good friends since the 1990s, this writing duo share their similar backgrounds (with delicious family recipes) and discuss their dissimilar life paths (Troccoli is a single professional woman; Lofaro, a married mom of three in ministry) to depict how God is present and active no matter where life takes them. Evangelical readers will appreciate the authors candor as they discuss bouts with depression, bulimia, low self-esteem and general discontent. The authors tempt readers to taste and see that the Lord is good, and they provide the means to do so through this bounty of tempting ingredients for experiencing hope in the heat-filled kitchen of adversity. This book is both fun and faith-promoting, a tasty combination. Mangia! (Aug. 19) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
“Spaghetti for the Soul shows us how to find hope when there’s little, love when there’s no affection, and life by faith when world offers none. The read will feed your passion for living more like Christ.”
–Josh D. McDowell, author and speaker
“I love Kathy and Ellie, and you will, too! In Spaghetti for the Soul they invite us to taste the life they live–lives of strength and passion. You will be inspired to love more, hope with greater conviction, and live by faith with deeper trust. Give this book a taste test you won’t be disappointed!”
–Jennifer Rothschild, author of Lessons I Learned in the Dark, Self Talk Soul Talk, and founder of WomensMinistry.net
“Reading Spaghetti for the Soul is like meeting good friends for dinner. Upon arrival you discover they have prepared comfort food for your body and soul food for your heart. Ellie and Kathy combine sparkling wit, poignant biblical insights, authentic emotions, honest questions, and generous portions of hope in this not-to-be-missed feast for the mind and spirit.”
–Carol Kent, speaker and author of A New Kind of Normal
“How does one describe two such delectable, incredible women? Kathy Trocolli and Elie Lofaro are such unique designs of God that, honestly, the girls just defy description. Spaghetti for the Soul is their combined effort to speak their hearts to you and to me. They give us windows into their souls and doorways into their hearts as they open their lives to their readers. They are wonderful, amazing, exciting, fascinating, and full of the sweet love of Jesus. You will experience a tantalizing feast when you sit down to read this book. I loved it, I love them, and I have no doubt that you will as well.”
–Jan Silvious, author of Big Girls Don't Whine and Foolproofing Your Life