About the Author

Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. Oh Yay!! I have the book and I am ready to go 🙂 This will be fun!

    Have a beautiful day!

    • FANTASTIC, Sherry!! It really is super simple:

      First, subscribe to Bloom emails; that’s the most efficient way to receive updates when we publish posts/videos. The link is above but I’ll include it in this comment for convenience:

      http://incourage.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a9e57887af58589c4ecd6475d&id=ddbe90c6ed

      Then, purchase the book or see if your local library has it. There’s a link to the DaySpring shop above and typically this will be the least expensive place to buy it.

      You’re welcome to read the book at your own pace, of course, but each week we’ll discuss a few chapters in the videos & posts; our favorite part is when readers engage in comments (either on the posts or in our Facebook group, link above) and when they share their favorite parts about it on Twitter, FB, etc. This go round on Fridays we’ll have a link up of sorts for readers to share how they’re living their art (still finalizing the details of how that will work).

      SO glad to hear of your interest! Just say YES!!

  2. I have started it. And so far I need a box of Kleenex by my side as I make my way through it. Won’t be joining the book club here but reading it on my own and with my Incourage Writers facebook group. So far, I don’t want to do a thing but sit with this amazing book.!!!!! Way to go Emily. Perfectly beautiful.

    • Elizabeth, what a lovely endorsement :).

      And good for you for setting limits and knowing how much you can take on (but if you ever want to pop over and chime in, your voice and thoughts are always a welcome addition).

      🙂

  3. It looks amazing! BUT the problem for us in the UK is that it will not eb released until Nov 15th… 🙁 Guess we will not be able to join in with the US folks in this study…

  4. so excited i just started reading the book! and I get so much more out of books when we’re doing them together!

  5. I thouroughly enjoyed my first go-round with Bloom Book Club reading Bread & Wine. I pre-ordered & recently received “A Million Little Ways” – so this is just perfect! The premise and message has been speaking to me for years. I’ve yet to sort out what that looks like for me personally. I feel fragmented and torn in so many directions. I truly look forward to working at this together as a group.

    • Donna,

      It seems like perfect timing for you, too. I really believe you’re going to discover some things about God…and YOURSELF…as we work through this book in community. That is exciting!

    • Hi Donna, my old neighbor!
      So excited to see you here!
      I LOVE Bloom book club and can’t wait to uncover the art I was made to live, as I haven’t been able to figure it out myself! I just started reading the book and am loving it already. Can’t wait for the sofa discussions…
      Blessings,
      Laura

  6. I’m SO in. But I can’t promise I won’t read the entire book between now and when we start and then have to come back and RE-read to join the Bloom crew. 🙂 Hehe. I can’t put it down. 🙂

  7. I am looking forward to the book club…my first with you folks!

    I attempted to order 1 book for myself and 1 book for a “Book Club Friend” and used the BLOOMBOOK promo code and I’m getting an error message. Did I misunderstand that I can get free shipping if I order two books…one for myself and one as a sponsored book? Does the free shipping only work if I order two for myself OR two sponsored books?

    HELP!

    • Ellen,

      I’m checking into this right now; will return as soon as I have answers for you. THANK YOU for trying to sponsor and we’ll sort it out shortly!!!

      • Awesome! It’s such a great deal to do…the shipping for one book is nearly $7 so, for only about $3 more, I can sponsor a book for someone! A win/win! I will look forward to your direction. Thanks!

        • I checked with my DaySpring bosses and I tried it out myself…and it works using the code Bloombook AND selecting FedEx Ground. Did you use the free shipping code and click “apply”? If you’re STILL having problems, please email webcare@dayspring.com or call 1-877-751-4347 to place your order.

          Thanks for sticking with this, Ellen :).

          • Thanks Robin…Still getting the error response, I will contact them. I’ll get it done one way or other.

            E

          • It won’t let me reply to your comment below it, so I’m commenting above :).

            SHOOTfire! I have no idea what the problem is, but the nice people in customer care will be able to help you :).

  8. The schedule states that Oct. 10, sponsored books can be requested. Is that through Oct. 10 or on Oct. 10? Also, how does one go about making the request? Thanks, Kasey.

    • Kasey,

      The deadline is October 11th and we’ll have a post on October 10th that explains the process; you probably want to check out the FAQs link that’s shared above :). It helps you anticipate a lot of questions and provides answers!!

    • I am wondering that also, as I would love to join in but very low in funds right now – thanks!

      • Amy, I got two books instead of one. I clicked sponsor but got both sent to me. If you email me your address I can send you my extra book 🙂

  9. SO excited! Looks like a good one. This will be my 4th study. I love the flexibility and all you girls – see you there!

  10. I have the book and am so anxious to journey through this…. There is a very special reason why this book is so real to me…I can not wait!

  11. just finished the first chapter and love it already. So glad I saw Angie’s blog today. Looking forward to reading it and doing this book club thing again.

  12. So excited that I am in when it is actually beginning! This will be fun, and my first time participating in it! Yeah! 🙂

  13. After looking everywhere I finally saw that you can’t request one till October 10. Sorry! 🙂

    • Michelle,

      I’ve realize so many people have asked the same question I probably should have BOLDED that; next time, right? 🙂

      (Thank you for hunting til you found the answer!!)

  14. I will definitely follow along but I pre-ordered through Amazon a while ago and my book won’t arrive until mid-November. I hope you’ll keep the posts and videos up for those of us on delay.

  15. I had such a delightful time with my first book club adventure – Bread and Wine – I can’t wait to delve into this one. Between the comments, the reviews, and the feedback from my (in)courage small group, it sounds like this ones going to be amazing!

    • Rebekah!!! Welcome back! We sense something special is waiting for all of us, too. I’m praying we’ll all draw more intimately to God, to know him in new and profound ways…and also ourselves.

      Looking forward to your comments :).

  16. I too will have to be sponsored in order to get the book. If I am blessed with one I will definitely be joining this exciting opportunity! Ohhhh, I can’t wait! Thank you for everything you do and write. I just signed up for the Bloom emails and the website is amazing. I am speechless in the face of such creativity. And to think I might have the chance to be part of this group of women I admire and enjoy reading … WOW!

  17. Book and sponsored book ordered! With the code you know not to ship both to me right?? I am headed to Allume in 3 weeks soI am not sure I can start when you do – but I will read it on my way out there and will jump in the discussions when I get back! 🙂

    • Kristen,

      Yes ma’am, we know not to ship both to you as long as you indicated one of the books was a sponsored book. And maybe we’ll get to meet at Allume!! 🙂

  18. I’ve never done this before so are the videos/discussions live? Or are they just posted on those days for viewing?

    • Sarah,

      They’re pre-recorded and uploaded according to the schedule. Once they’re published, you’re welcome to view them at your convenience. (You might want to scroll to one from Bread and Wine, our last study; you can get a sense of how this upcoming club will work.)

      Welcome!

  19. Art – doesn’t seem like there is enough time in the day for it – though as I read a bit more about the book club, I’m intrigued. Lots of things I do each day can be viewed as art. I’m excited to take part!

  20. I’m looking forward to the study, to a deeper understanding of art in my daily life. L’Abri touches on this topic saying Believers ought to be the most creative people alive. Just was uncertain how to put this into practice. I many (many) years ago wanted to go to school for art and my dad discouraged it saying “Artists” can’t make a living. I can’t go back and change what happened, but I am anxious to see how I can apply this to my daily life. I also want to pick up the ways to express myself without feeling guilty that other things need to get done, or I should not spend the money. 🙂

    I am so not computer savvy, how would I go about participating in a link-up?

  21. Do we need any supplies? I’ll get it out so I’m ready!!!, let me know, very excited!!,
    Robin 🙂

  22. I was planning to buy Emily’s book today, then I saw your book club. Perfect timing. I am looking forward to learning all that she has to offer.

  23. I ordered my two books a couple of days ago, used the bloombook word and got free shipping. Waiting to see if I receive 1 or 2 books. I too am not computer savvy, but I planned for one to go to someone who cannot purchase at this time. If I receive 2 books I will give one to a friend or neighbor who wants to discover the art that God has planned for her. I enjoy art of many types, and have tried many, including culinary, oils, acrylics, drawing, writing, photography and more.

  24. About a decade ago, I had a stroke and “lost” my creative ‘spark’. I have missed it! It seems that only part of my brain had forgotten or lost it! Our church ladies have started a “craft circle” on Wed. afternoons where you can bring whatever you are working on or learn new stuff. Last week, I went and we were making “gifts in a jar” to sell at the Bazaar this next month. These are just too cute! There is a whole meal in a mason jar and the recipe is on the outside. The maker just adds the fresh stuff and the liquids. We dressed the jars up with bows and stickers and padded lids. This week we are continuing with “bread in a jar”. We are baking pumpkin and banana bread so that all the recipient has to do is slide it out and eat it! Perfect for those ‘drop in guests’. I would love to receive a sponsored book because my husband just received a heart transplant and finances are extremely tight! Blessings to all!

  25. I just found this site in my inbox from In Courage. While reading the blog I went back to one of the art creations I loved doing but lost the desire due to illness. I marked in my journal and my daily calendar to start up my projects again. I always say MS does not have me and I will live that saying also in expressing myself through art. I also did not know about the book studies. I am looking forward to those also! Much learned in just a small amount of reading this early morning.

  26. I a looking forward to this study. Am hoping to find the art in me, as I feel I have lost the creativity that I used to participate in.

  27. Just received my book today!! I’m so excited. I know this is an on time Word for me,where I am now,this season of my life!!!

  28. I just ordered my book from Dayspring and am excited to connect with this group. Is there a button I need to press to get going? I signed up for the e-mail already…

    • Toni,

      I hope you’ve figured it out by now. There’s no “button”, your email subscription will send you each post/video when they’re published. Glad you’re joining us!

  29. This book and Staci Eldridge’s book “Becoming Myself” are on my wish list. I am unemployed right now and can’t afford to purchase either right now. Will the book club videos be left up on the website?

    • Donna,

      Yes, you can find this book at most online book retailers that offer online purchases; you join simply by reading our posts/watching videos when they’re published and adding your thoughts in comments or on FB! Simple as pie!! 🙂