Welcome!

Hi and welcome to Grace Covers Me! My name is Christine Hoover. I am married to Kyle, who is the pastor of a church we planted in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2008. Together we have three boys, so I am forever surrounded by Legos, Star Wars minifigures, interesting smells, and sports equipment. 

When I'm not corralling kids or serving alongside my husband in ministry, I am writing and speaking. The grace of Christ upended my legalistic life over a decade ago, and ever since, I've been passionate about exploring and sharing about how that grace impacts every inch of life. Here's how I'm doing that (and how you can join me!):

This Blog
Sometimes we don't even know we feel a certain way or believe a certain thing until someone puts words to our thoughts and emotions. On this blog, my goal is to not only give voice to the honest (and often unrevealed) thoughts we all have, but to also shine a light of grace and truth onto them. Below are some introductory posts to help us get acquainted. If you'd like a little grace to pop into your inbox once a week, I invite you to subscribe here. Everyone who subscribes by email gets the first two chapters of my book, Messy Beautiful Friendship!
Peruse the full archives of my blog by category here

Books
I've written three published books, one of which addresses how the gospel informs leadership and service, one how it informs our daily lives, and the third how it informs our friendships. In addition, I have a fourth book releasing in March 2018 called Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time. I can't wait to tell you more about it!
And because I love my fellow ministry wives so very much, I've authored two ebooks, both of which come alongside you in your unique callings: 
Speaking
I love getting to share gospel truths with other women through my writing but also face-to-face. If you're looking for a speaker for your women's gathering, feel free to contact me to check my availability.

Join Me?
I'm glad you've found my little corner of the web. I enjoy writing and it's my prayer that God uses these words to bless, challenge, and encourage you. If you could use a fresh dose of grace in your life each week, I invite you to subscribe to my blog (by email, Feedly, or Bloglovin), follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, or connect with me on Facebook. Thank you!

Happy Reading!