Johnson says she wrote this book to give encouragement to readers, to be healthy emotionally, spiritually, and physically. She wants us to be able to deal with the messy parts of those areas in our lives and have all the parts of our lives moving in the same direction. While she shares her insights, she does want each of us to find what works for us.
Practical instructions are given, such as cleaning out the junk in our homes and then creating an organized way to live comfortably in the space we have. There are also good spiritual lessons following the practical teaching.
This is a good book for young married women and career age women. Johnson has tips on organizing the house, such as having the washer and dryer in a closet on the sleeping and dressing level of the house. Especially with children, it makes lugging the laundry a much easier task. This would be a good book to consult when building a house as design ideas are included. There are also ideas for gathering and hosting, including some yummy recipes. (Note: Johnson is not even close to being a vegetarian.)
The financial commitment to do many of the suggestions in this book may be beyond the abilities of many readers. Johnson's suggestions for what to include in the pool house, the design for a great room, purchasing storage containers, and other ideas may be a prohibitive financial burden to the average family.
This is a beautiful book full of practical ideas and spiritual lessons and wonderful photos. It will certainly appeal to readers who want to be on the cutting edge of classy living and entertaining.
You can watch the book trailer here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Jenn Johnson is the co-founder of Bethel Music and WorshipU along with her husband, Brian Johnson. She has been involved in the production of more than fifteen albums that have influenced the culture of worship across the global church. She is the founder of “Lovely by Jenn Johnson,” a lifestyle brand intended to inspire, equip, and engage women of all ages to thrive. The Johnsons also head Bethel Church Worship Ministry. Brian and Jenn live in Redding, California, with their five children.
Worthy Publishing, 240 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)