Last week we told you about our spring book club, the one we’ve created to discuss the themes of Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation together. We were BLOWN AWAY by your response! You all are our people, and we can’t wait to start this book club with you!
As we shared last week, there will be a Facebook Live video each week of the book club. They’ll be on Monday evenings at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT). Our first video was last night, April 30, but you’re not late at all! Sign up for the book club now, and we’ll email you each weekly video, featuring Jen discussing a part of the book with one of her friends. Today we’re excited to tell you a little about each of these amazing women and what we’ll be chatting about each week for the book club.
WEEK 1: CRYSTAL PAINE (April 30)
Meet Crystal: Blogger behind MoneySavingMom.com, couponing genius, wife to Jesse, and mom of three. When she’s not bargain-shopping or blogging, Crystal enjoys tweaking recipes and baking, good movies, coloring, hanging out with friends, engaging in thought-provoking discussions, drinking a good cup of tea while reading a good book, or spending a quiet day at home with family.
Sign up for the book club, and we’ll email you Crystal’s live video from last night!
WEEK 2: KAREN EHMAN (May 7)
Meet Karen: Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and New York Times bestselling author. Described as profoundly practical, engagingly funny and downright real, her passion is to help women live their priorities and love their lives as they serve God and others. If you were visiting her at her home, she’d grab a mismatched mug from the kitchen cupboard and make you some French press coffee.
WEEK 3: MELISSA MICHAELS (MAY 14)
Meet Melissa: Melissa Michaels is the creator of The Inspired Room, a decorating blog designed to help you love the home you have. She loves to invite readers into her own home. (She recently moved into a 1950s cottage and is remodeling it into a white brick cottage with a unique blend of coastal farmhouse character.) She’s a wife and mom of both humans and fur kids, and has a growing business and busy volunteer schedule. She knows how hard it is to juggle all of the plates without at least a few of them crashing to the ground! But as she’s learned to love the home she has (even though it isn’t perfect!), Melissa’s found that she has more passion and energy for everything else in her life.
WEEK 4: RUTH CHOU SIMONS (MAY 21)
Meet Ruth: Ruth is the artist behind GraceLaced, an author, entrepreneur, and speaker. Ruth is most interested in how the gospel intersects her daily life, and longs to see beauty and truth together in any creative medium. She’s an unlikely mom to six young boys and wife to Troy, with whom she leads GraceLaced’s small but mighty team. When not painting, writing, and casting vision for GraceLaced.com, Ruth is usually busy eating chips and salsa, sorting laundry, cooking for large crowds, not finishing her sentences, and discovering off-beaten paths in the wild with her guys. She is a devotee of pho, a recovering perfectionist, a converted four-wheeling enthusiast, and a believer in waiting upon her Redeemer through every season.
So much fun! Nothing complicated, just a bunch of amazing women from all over the world who desire to make hospitality a priority . . . and we’re going to learn about it together! We can’t wait for you to meet these women. So invite a friend and neighbor, grab some dessert, and get comfy on your couch. Then tune in to listen to Jen and her friends chat their way through the themes of Just Open the Door.