November 27, 2016
The Magnolia Story
SOMETIMES THE MESSIEST STUFF
AND THE BIGGEST MISTAKES
CAN TAKE YOU SOMEPLACE WONDERFUL.
(From the back cover)
This was such a great book! I loved the honesty and humor, as well as the encouragement and love between these two.
Chip and Joanna Gaines share a small part of their lives with us in this memoir...how they met, how they started their business, their financial struggles, as well has their trust in the Lord through it all.
The book goes from Joanna speaking, to Chip speaking, each with a different font so you can tell who's talking. I really liked this format. It was like sitting down and talking with them both at the same time.
Chip is funny and loyal and an extremely generous person, as well as a bit absent-minded and forgetful.
Joanna is caring and honest and wise, as well as easily worried and frustrated.
I loved that they shared their weaknesses, as well as their strengths. It made the read so much more relateable.
I also love how Chip and Joanna are living out the Ephesians 5:22-33 life. I saw it throughout the whole book. He loves her and honors her and she submits to his leadership as head of their home. This is a beautiful thing to witness when done biblically for the love of Christ.
My husband and I love watching their show, it's one of the rare ones we enjoy watching together. They make us laugh, encourage us to work together through life and to see the bigger picture of God's plan.
This book was fairly short and easy to read. I highly recommend it!
Buy it HERE on Amazon