Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships
Releasing April 2017, Messy Beautiful Friendship explores the complexities and joys of adult friendship between Christian women.
Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. We need a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules.
With stories of real, everyday friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Messy Beautiful Friendship encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.
From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel
Christian women often feel confusion about what they should be doing in order to please God. We feel pressure to be "good" Christians, as well as good wives, good moms, and good friends. We're often asking, "What does God want from me?" and unsure that we'll ever be enough for Him.
From Good to Grace asks a different question: "What does God want for us?" Using her own experience of wrestling with the pressures and uncertainties of being "good", the author illustrates how we often confuse trying harder--the goodness gospel--with the true gospel, which is really about receiving the grace and love that Jesus offers us and responding with our lives by the Holy Spirit's help. Readers will discover anew the freedom that Christ won us on the cross and the delight that God finds in us because of His Son.
"This book=world changing. I want everyone I know to read it."--Jess Connolly, co-founder of The Influence Network
Order your copy now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Christianbook.com. Find out more about the book here or sample the first chapter for free.
(And check out the free book club videos and supplemental questions for From Good to Grace!)
The Church Planting Wife: Help and Hope for Her Heart
A church planting wife must develop a job description, be a wise helper to her husband, form friendships within the church and within the community, handle stress and discouragement, deal with wounds, and more. Christine Hoover knows the joys and challenges. She says, "Church planting is hard work, but it's so worth it!" Christine offers practical encouragement for church planting wives and interviews with other women who have tended the new ground of a church plant. If you're a church planting wife, you need this book. And if you know one, you'll want to share it with her!
"Church planting is not an endeavor pursued in isolation. Husbands cannot succeed in ministry without their wives and vice versa. I am delighted Christine has put together this helpful resource to encourage church planting wives." --Ed Stetzer
Purchase the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Christianbook.com. Find out more about the book, including sample chapters, here.
Partners in Ministry: Help and Encouragement for Ministry Wives (ebook)
The essays are written to offer practical help, relatable stories, biblical encouragement, and a reminder of God's constant grace and faithfulness to any woman serving in ministry, whether a church planting wife, a minister's wife at an established church, a missionary, or on staff at a church or in a ministry organization.
Purchase the ebook for $2.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes. Find out more about the book here.
Partners in Planting: Help and Encouragement for Church Planting Wives (ebook)
Every church planter needs his "alongside", a wife who embraces God's call on her life. Partners in Planting is a compilation of essays written to come alongside the women who are serving alongside church planters, to encourage them, and to help them through the realities of church planting. Read more about the ebook here.
Purchase the ebook for $2.99 on Amazon.
Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother's Heart and Hope (contributor)
From Desiring God: "Are you mom enough? This short book with twenty-four contributions from seven young mothers, explores the daily trials and worries of motherhood. In the trenches, they have learned how to treasure God and depend on His grace. The paradox of this book is the secret power of godly mothering. Becoming mom enough comes as a result of answering the burning question above with a firm no."