Christine Hoover

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Christine Hoover is a church planting pastor's wife and mom to three boys. Aside from being an author and blogger (http://www.gracecoversme.com), she has contributed to Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, iBelieve, Send Network, and Incourage. ...more

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Messy Beautiful Friendship:...

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From Good to Grace: Letting...

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The Church Planting Wife: H...

4.31 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Searching for Spring: How G...

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With All Your Heart: Living...

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Partners in Ministry: Help ...

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31 Days of Love Letters: Se...

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An absolute must-read. I didn’t agree with everything he wrote but it gives a helpful framework for understanding our cultural times.
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“When we hold an ideal of friendship in our minds, believing it’s attainable, we hold a standard above the heads of real women God has placed in our lives, and then we wonder why we’re constantly disappointed by the realities, complexities, and difficulties in our relationships. That”
Christine Hoover, Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships

“what encourages me when I’m faced with the call of the cross in a newly exposed area of my life is when I look around at the beloved people in my church and see that the cross is just as relentless in their lives. They are living, breathing movie trailers displaying the future redemption story. My single friends who want to be married could be traipsing around the city dating and sleeping with anyone and everyone. They could be taking their future into their own hands rather than waiting on the Lord and entrusting themselves to him. My married friends who have experienced difficulties in their marriages could be taking their spouses to divorce court. My same-sex attracted friends could be succumbing to their desires. All these hold steady in truth and grace for the sake of the gospel, and their stories not only compel me to do the same but also solidify our bonds of unity and friendship and show me anew the surpassing worth of the gospel.”
Christine Hoover, Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time

“Vulnerability feels risky because it involves embracing weakness and imperfection. Image-keeping feels far less risky because we believe it protects our sensitive areas from the judgment of others. For some reason, we believe impressing other women will lead to connection and community, so we expend effort on building an image rather than revealing ourselves. But until we lay down our defenses, until we stop trying to shield our insecurities and shame from the eyes of others, we will not experience the friendship that goes beyond the surface level, the kind we so long for.”
Christine Hoover, Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships

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“Making art now means working in the face of uncertainty; it means living with doubt and contradiction, doing something no much cares whether you do, and for which there may be neither audience nor reward. Making the work you want to make means setting aside these doubts so that you may see clearly what you have done, and thereby see where to go next. Making the work you want to make means finding nourishment within the work itself.”
David Bayles Art and Fear Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking

“One of the marks of a godly woman is that she takes responsibility for her soul's need for joy and delight. A woman is a conductor, who leads the orchestra of her surroundings in the songs and music of her life. God is a God of creativity and dimension, and so He is pleased when we we co-create beauty in our own realm, through the power of His Spirit.

It was a profound realization when I understood that I could become an artist with my very life.”
Sally Clarkson, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

“I always wanted to be a hero--to sacrifice my life in a big way one time--and yet, God has required my sacrifice to be thousands of days, over many years, with one more kiss, one more story, one more meal.”
Sally Clarkson in Desperate

“The task, and the joy, of writing for me is that I can play with the metaphors that God has placed in the world and present them to others in a way they will accept. My goal is to allow readers their own experience of whatever discovery I have made, so that it feels new to them, but also familiar, in that it is of a piece with their own experience. It is a form of serious play.”
Kathleen Norris, The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Women's Work




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