Book Review: The Magnolia Story



Are you Fixer Upper crazy along with the rest of America?  Our family loves that show!  The main reason we love that show is that we love the Gaines family.  If we lived in Waco, I feel certain that we’d all be friends and hang out all the time.  When we watch the show, Emma always talks about how much fun it would be to play with the Gaines four children.  This past February, our family used our school’s Winter Break for our own Waco excursion to check out Magnolia Market, Baylor University, Harp Design, and so much more that I blogged about here.

When I heard that Chip and Joanna were writing a book, I knew I’d be interested in reading it.  The Magnolia Story released in October and I finally had a chance to read it over Thanksgiving Break while we were out of town.  What an excellent opportunity to get to know the background of everything that has laid the foundation of the Gaines family and all of the background of Magnolia Homes.  I’m so grateful that is is evident throughout the entire book that Chip and Joanna attribute everything in their life to the grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  There is no fluffy language or skirting the issue…they make it clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have dedicated their life and their business to the glory of God and want to use all of that to serve others and truly make a difference.

I didn’t highlight anything at all while I was reading this book.  It was a great read, much like a conversation with an old friend.  I finished the book just in time as Fixer Upper: Season 4 officially kicked off this past week.  When you turn the last page on this book, you can practically hear Chip and Joanna saying “Welcome Home.”  Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book and learn the story of the Gaines family.

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