one thing I’ve wanted to do with you but haven’t yet

It has been over eight months since Grace for the Good Girl was released. During that time, I have had giveaways, shared the writing process, showed you videos, pictures, excerpts, excitement, and fear. But one think I haven’t done is actually spend time talking through the book with you.

I know lots of you have already read it, but I also know some of you maybe haven’t. Or maybe you’re in the middle of it but don’t have anyone to talk with it about.

I wanted to throw this out there – would any of you be interested in going through the book together this summer? Not a Bible study, really. More a loosely organized book club. I like the idea of having a an on-going summer conversation around the truths in this book. If you like that idea too, what would be the easiest format for you? I’m thinking of just posting here at Chatting at the Sky for 8 Fridays in the summer, but then that doesn’t lend itself to a lot of conversation except in the comments.

I could post here and then make a Facebook page for all interested in joining and we could discuss over there. If you are interested in joining in, say so in the comments and tell me your ideas about format. At this point I’m open to any and all suggestions.

Thank you to those of you who read and left a review of Scary Hope last week! Reviews really do help books and authors. I’ll send 5 of you a copy of my own book as a thank you: Heidi, Brooke, Janna, and Caroline – I’ve sent you an email. Anna, I would love to send you a book as well – email me at emilyatchattingattheskydotcom. Thanks! PS. My sister is still in Africa with Compassion – continue to follow there trip through the end of the week!



  1. says

    Oh Wow! This idea is FABULOUS!!! It’ll give me another good reason to read this fantastic book from start to finish again, lol! I’d love the chance to chat about this with other like-minded individuals … and with others who also follow along with your blog is even better than trying to coerce those around me!! … Discussion on here, and on Facebook – either/or/and … I’m happy for any and all! … Thank you again Emily!! I am really looking forward to this series!!

  2. Julia says

    Emily, Yes, I would love to go through the book with you! I have the book and have only read 3 chapters in about a month. Because I have to think about what I’m reading and how much I relate. And it’s hard. And I kind of feel like I’m not sure who I can share it with. No, that’s not true. I have a loving husband and wonderful friends I could share with. I’m not sure I WANT to share/talk with people who know me – about this. Yet. I think going through the book with you would help me. A lot. I don’t have a preference regarding the format as long as I can be a part of it. Thanks!

    • says

      I feel the exact same way! I’ve only read about 3 chapters because it’s speaking so much truth and it’s hard to handle on your own. I would jump at the chance to go through the book like this. Like Julia said, I’m not sure I want to share/talk with people who know me. Thanks so much for thinking of this! I think the facebook option would be nice – then you could leave a short blog comment or get into a bigger discussion on facebook.

    • Katie says

      I totally agree! I’m almost to the end of the book but want to give it a second more slow reading. I’m sensing and hoping and praying that God is about to work some real change in me. I’d LOVE to have women to discuss it with. It’s speaking a lot of truth to me and I’d benefit from some help in processing it all.

  3. Natasha d says

    I love this idea and I have a copy of your book coming in the mail right now!! Can’t wait for it! I may do it as a book study with some friends — so, your discussion ideas would be fabulous!

  4. Anna says

    I’d love it also. Would like to read it again and would be a privilege to be able to hear your insights/ ask questions and have a sense of community too. I don’t know re a format. But I’d be happy if your whole blog was turned over to it in that time to go deeper in the book.

  5. Cindy Lou says

    This is an awesome idea! I read the book a few months ago and would love to read it again and talk with others about it. I would

    love to go deeper!

  6. Danielle M. says

    I’m in. No ideas on formatting or anything, but I have the book and the desire and I’m in.

  7. Sarah Royal says

    I’m in. Please! I would love to “meet” more Good Girls. Thanks for the book, Emily. It’s been an awakening for me.

  8. says

    I am interested. You could tape it on vimeo and we could watch, then discuss. Or yes anything through facebook. I have so enjoyed following your blog but have not read the book. Would love to put it at the top of my reading list. If you ever come to Pawleys Island I can take you to lunch (wink nod smile) and do a one on one discussion this summer. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I will wait with baited breath.

  9. Tracey says

    Oh yes please let this happen!! I am enjoying reading this book, but as it has been previously mentioned I don’t really want to share it with those I know quite yet!! I have no idea about the format, but know it will be perfect:0)

  10. Leslie says

    I’m reading it right now and can relate to so much in this book. Would love to discuss with other readers! :)

  11. says

    Hey Emily! Read the book a few months back, and considering how much it has brought me through – I’d love to go back and re-solidify these truths in my life…and chat it up with some ladies who have experienced the same (or different), too.

    Best format…linking in on a Facebook Group (as opposed to a Facebook Page). I’m doing that right now with The Kite Project (a dream project) that I am running from my blog. Easy to link on with everyone all at one time…but also keep connected through the days – should anyone ever want to pose something to the group.

    It’s amazing. You can upload documents available for everyone…anyone can join. You can post status questions and everyone can chime in and comment and what not.

    You can make the group secure or private…and it’s easy to maintain.

    Also, once this “loose book club” is over, you can easily delete the group.

    And, since Facebook is already a common ground for everyone, that would be very easy and convenient for everyone :)

    Hope this helps :) Can wait to hear from you in NC at She Speaks!

  12. kelly says

    I got this book for my birthday & haven’t read it yet. A book study this summer would be fantastic!

  13. says

    I’m in! One question: could you make it a closed group on Facebook? Those interested in participating could let you know and you could add them to the group. That way (as I understand it, which could be wrong) the discussion wouldn’t be visible to the entire internet. I wouldn’t want someone to just google my name and find my discussion about what I consider to be personal, KWIM? Or am I just a weirdo (entirely possible).

  14. bonnie says

    My daughter might be interested and I would definitely be interested – can’t wait to go through the book with you!
    Blessings “good girl” sister!

  15. Connie says

    Hi Emily,

    I love the idea of going through this book with you and others in the ‘grace’ community. If you’re looking for a way to have a more synchronous community experience, check out the free version of the chat room software at this link: This would allow you to embed a chat room onto your website. Then we could all talk in real time during the scheduled book club session. For those who can’t make the time we could have a discussion thread on facebook or something.

    Just a few ideas.

  16. Michele says

    I would love it. Either place is fine. This book has tons to offer and I thinking getting everyone ideas and thoughts would be a great way to see we are not alone. It would be awsome to process things together. Im In.


  17. Shannon says

    I have not yet read the book but have it stacked with other books on my “to read” list. I would LOVE to have a laid back book club on this and share my thoughts and hear the thoughts of others on this book. A Facebook page sounds great for a continuous dialogue and sharing postings partnered with your 8 week blog post on the book. Sounds great! Look forward to hearing more.

  18. says

    Love that idea, Emily. I started reading it but haven’t had a chance to finish it. Look forward to possibly participating in a group discussion. Thanks for throwing this out there! And, of course, for writing your book and blog.

  19. Molly says

    I would love to join you for this. No ideas on how it could work, but I love a book club. I haven’t read the book, yet, but it is on my list. I’ll stay tuned for the scoop. God bless you, Emily. So glad I found you… You are a blessing. =)

  20. says

    I have read through it once with lots of tears and nodding, and I would love to participate with other women that are reading. That are like me. The blog, Facebook group, combination of both, whatever format I am in!

  21. says

    Yes, I would love it. I read it already but have considered re-reading this summer. Lord willing, I’ll be on a summer mission project in Tennessee (leave the 19th) and it is always good to have “outside opportunities” so i don’t get all mired down there.

  22. rhonda says

    I’d love to be a part of this! I’m hoping to get a book club started with some girls from church. This could be really helpful for that process and our future discussions!

  23. Wanda says

    Emily, I read the book once cover to cover and filled the pages with pink highlighter. I have been planning to revisit it so I would happily participate in an online study but only have access to your blog. Bless you..

  24. says

    I would love, love, love to do a “loose book club” this summer!! A FB group sounds like an excellent way to allow everyone to interact as well as hear from you!

  25. Victoria says

    LOVE the Book Club idea. Perfect for summer! Facebook would be my pick of venues. Have your book, but haven’t read it yet so I’m looking forward to doing this with you and everyone else! GREAT idea!

  26. Dottie says

    I have the book on order and would like to reflect with others who have read it. Connie’s idea of an embedded chat on your blog for real-time comments is good.
    Would also enjoy a meet up for those of us in North Carolina for one of the book club meetings and those not available for the in-person meetup could join via internet/phone, etc.

  27. Tracy says

    I read your book in Dec./Jan. and it was definitely part of an awakening for me!!! I would love to be a part of the book club, but as many other people have said, if it is on Facebook, I wouldn’t want everyone I know to be following what I say…..Not exactly ready to share myself with everyone I know!!!! But I will be looking forward to re-reading this book with you and like minded individuals…..

  28. says

    I would definitely be interested! I started the book and began falling in love right at Chapter 1… but since then I have been playing tug-of-war with life and the urgent. Count me in. :-)

  29. June says

    I’ve read the book and have been planning a re-read already. I would love to read the book with you and the other “‘good girls”! As far as format is concerned-I have pretty yucky internet (that comes from living in the boonies), so most of the time, I can’t do a real time chat…and of course, I’m sure that is true for a lot of others. A closed Facebook group would probably work pretty well–that way we can keep up with the group at our own pace. I’m not certain what other format would be available that only the participants could see. Love this idea!!

  30. says

    Yes, please. I emailed you a little while ago, letting you know I wanted to start a group of good girls in my church, but guess what? I haven’t done that yet. What about an email group? Like Google Groups, or Yahoo Groups or something like that? The only other thing I could think of is ye olde fashioned discussion board, so you could break the discussions up by chapter if you wanted. Anyway, I look forward to whatever it is you plan!

  31. says

    What a great opportunity. I’d love to re-read the book and share thoughts with others. Fridays on the blog and follow-up on Facebook sounds good to me. We could all spend the weekend chiming in. I’d be open to anything. Thanks, Emily!

  32. amanda says

    Yes please! However you figure it out, I would be thrilled to go through it again with a community! 😉

  33. says

    I LOVE this idea! I’ve been wanting read it again, slower, and with someone. Sometimes even I am astounding by how much of me subconsciously still lives for other people’s approval.

  34. says

    I would love to participate in the book study. I read the book when first released and loved it. Started thru a second time and got sidetracked, so this would be the perfect opportunity to get into it again. I’m not as technically savvy as some, but have participated in “groups” on both Facebook and Yahoo – – I will gladly go wherever you set this up! And thank you so much for picking me to receive a copy of your book for doing the review. What a gift:) Your Dad’s book is awesome – – I’ve been telling all I know to get it!

  35. says

    I like it! We could also have a twitter party to talk about it. Although I don’t actually know what one of those is, or how it’s done. Something with hashtags.

  36. Shelly says

    YES!! I have only been able to read a few chapters so far, but would love to go through it here.

  37. Joye says

    Great idea! I think a facebook page would be the most convenient, so everyone could comment when they are available.

  38. says

    Hey Emily,

    I would love to join in on this. I will have the entire summer off, since I am a teacher and this is just what I need during that time.



  39. says

    I haven’t read the book yet, but would like too. Going through it with other women and with you would be great! I would get so much more out of it, because everyone has their own unique perspective. Are there questions at the end of each chapter, to review what you read? If not, maybe that would be helpful to dig into the truths of each chapter each week.

  40. says

    I would love this! I’m currently reading it for the second time. A few friends have bought the book (after me talking about it so much) and one friend is reading it too. I would love for us to do this!

    I have no idea how to do this. Facebook?

    I would love to have you do a video message element to it. Maybe you can start with a little talk to us or something.

  41. says

    I’d be interested. This book has been in my stack for months and I just know I’ll love it as soon as I read it :). I think a private Facebook group would be wonderful. I’ve used them for other read-alongs and they’re great.

  42. Brynn says

    I’d definitely participate! As to format, a Facebook private group would be neat and keep the info/conversation/links/documents/etc. all in one place and more private. Maybe something like Google+ video chat (hangout) for face to face interaction? Looking forward to this in whatever format you choose!

  43. says

    I think this is a fabulous idea! I’m loving this book right now and I think it would be great to have people to discuss it with.

  44. says

    I have the book, but haven’t started reading yet. So something like you’ve suggested would be great. I like to idea of having you post about it on your blog and have discussions about it on Facebook. It might also be neat to have other women that blog and are reading to discuss it on their blogs during that time, reaching out to even more people. Looking forward to this! :)

  45. Brenna says

    YES! I would love to do this :) I’ve just been thinking recently about how much I would love to reread Grace for the Good Girl- and this would be the perfect opportunity for that!

  46. Stacy says

    YES, YES, YES! In any way shape or form. I have been wanting to get a group of women together to read this book at my church but have been too big of a chicken to try and make it happen. Could it be some sort of a live chat session like they do at (in)courage?

  47. Shannelle says

    I would LOVE this!! My friend and I are just about to start going through the book together and it would be great to have additional thoughts and ideas from other “good girls” to discuss and hopefully challenge us. Any format is good with me. Can’t wait!!

  48. says

    I think your idea of doing it through a facebook page lends better to a discussion. This is a great idea. I also like Stacey’s idea (above) in regards to the live chat session. Those were fun.

  49. Shannon says

    I would love to be part of a Good Girl study! Whatever format you choose, I will be there! Very Exciting!

  50. Anne says

    ME ME ME! I am so in! As a teacher this is my time to work on and focus on me! Would love to have an open chat about the book with other woman of faith.

  51. says

    So I read through some of the comments and love some of the ideas…mine is for you to vlog it here….maybe even with your sister so as to have someone to have an initial discussion with {You guys are really funny together, having met/observed your interactions at Relevant/Allume last year} and then to link up to a Facebook Group to create an easy discussion format where I believe you can also group chat so you could then set a time that you would be on and others could log in at the same time and voila! Good Girl Love Fest. hahahaa

    I think this is a great idea and cannot wait to participate in whatever format you decide to do this in.


  52. says

    I’d love to participate in this! LOVED the book and would enjoy revisiting it. I like the idea of a facebook page. That way people can jump in regardless of timezone, which seems to be the biggest challenge to a livefeed-type set up.

  53. Lianna says

    I am in the middle of your book, and I am feeling exactly that- your words are making me think and changing my life, and I would love to have some other good girls to discuss the topics with! :) I like the idea of you posting here with either text or vlog, and then having open conversation on a facebook group. It would be helpful to have it all on one day a week (such as Fridays, as you suggested); that way people from all different time zones could still participate. Thank-you!

  54. Kimberlee says

    Interested!! Just not through Facebook. If you just hosted it on your blog daily/weekly & with email subscription, that should be enough.

  55. says

    I would love to read this book with an online community! Sounds wonderful! It doesn’t really matter to me what format it is!

  56. says

    I’m very interested! I like the idea of a fb page. I teach English courses online, and threaded discussions would work well, but I’m not sure you could get that set up on your blog.

  57. says

    Yes! Count me in, please. I did the “Made to Crave” book study in Jan/Feb with Proverbs 31 Ministries. We used a Facebook group set up as closed and private. When the study was finished, the group was deleted. I enjoyed being able to post my thoughts at my convenience–especially when I wanted to think through something before I responded.

    Yay!! I keep seeing this book mentioned, but I haven’t read it yet. It would be wonderful to go through it with you!

  58. says

    I would totally love that. I don’t have the book but have been to get it; I just have a lot on my plate right now. Trying to finish up school and put together a year-end portfolio… I’m exhausted. But I know I could fit in just a few minutes to go through your book. Sounds awesome! Count me in!

    • says

      Great, Lexie! I know what you mean about having a lot going on – maybe something where you could do it at your own pace would be ideal. Can’t wait!

  59. Jane @ See Jane Learn says

    Great idea Emily! I’m half-way through and would love to focus on it more this summer, then maybe share what I’ve learned with others. A Facebook group sounds like a good plan…

  60. says

    Grace For The Good Girl is on my To-Read list. I would love to participate in a book club for it! The ideas you mentioned sounds perfect for me. I hope this works out :)

  61. maria says

    I would so love to do this book study – I only consider myself a good girl to a certain point and then there are the ways I fail badly – but I love how you write Emily – you always go deep – I am sure I would have a lot to gain from your wonderful book!! Yes, I am in!!

  62. Kim says

    Bought the book…would love a “book club” to spur me into reading it! Facebook works for me.

  63. Kristy says

    Yes, yes, yes! I’ve already read your book and it help me in so many ways. I want to read it again and a summer “book club” would add so much to a second reading. Thanks for all you do!

  64. says

    Emily, I will be teaching Grace for the Good Girl as a small group bible study this fall, so I would love additional help and insight. I have already read it myself and love it. Thanks!

  65. Elizabeth P says

    I love this idea! We are thinking of doing a similar bookclub idea for our ladies study at church in the fall. I love the idea of you doing a video (maybe with some of the ladies in your life) that could be used a jumping off point for discussion on each chapter/segment.

  66. says

    I would love to! I picked up the book months ago, but as I was busy with Spring Bible study at the time, I haven’t opened it yet. I’m not going to try to suggest a format. I am technology disinclined beyond the very basics!

  67. Mikhai says

    I would love to be a part of this! I’ve wanted to read your book for a long time now, Emily, and I love your blog! Perhaps facebook is a no-brainer simply because it’s widely used. It is also easy to use and access.

  68. Katie says

    I’m in! I absolutely loved this book – I keep coming back to it! As for a particular format, I don’t know that I have any great ideas, nor that I care all that much. But I’d love to talk about the book with others!

    Thanks for your words, and your openness to letting God speak through you.

  69. Abby says

    I am smack dab in the middle of the book…Emily you have put me on paper. So many moments of PURE sobriety to all that I was and the hope that He is bringing in the life of this recovering good girl. He finishes what He starts, I knew that, but your book has been integral in portions of that process for me. With all of that said I am for certain interested in the idea of a book club to help as I coast throught part two. My vote would be facebook, but the blog could be great too!

  70. says

    I would love to join y’all in discussing this book!
    I’ve given it as gifts to friends & love to hear how God is using it
    in other women’s lives.

  71. says

    Yes I would LOVE to do this. Either discussion format is fine with me. Looking forward to reading it and meeting new people through the comments!

  72. says

    Yes, yes, yes!!! I read the book a few months ago and it changed my life. I would like to go through it again at a slower, less earth-shattering pace. And maybe this time I could not say to myself, “How does she know me so well?” after every paragraph.

    Oh, and the c-section thing? ME, TOO!! Both my kiddos were c-sections for various reasons. I honestly thought I was a failure as a woman because I couldn’t deliver my gigantic babies. After my second, we finally got cable and I started watching “A Baby Story.” All those women screaming and writhing in pain? Yeah, I didn’t feel like a failure anymore. I decided I got off lucky, even if the recovery is a major pain :-)

  73. Meg Stenman says

    Oh, how i would love to be a part of a discussion group…and more importantly, I am at a point in my life where I really need it! Thanks, and count me in!

  74. Val says

    Whet a great idea. I’ve read it already but would enjoy reading it through with a group of ladies.

  75. Dottie says

    I’m in! Blog or Facebook. Either way, I love this idea. I’ve been looking for something like this for the summer.

  76. Brooke says

    i”d be interested in doing this this summer. Can you use your blog though? I’m one of the only people who doesn’t use Facebook. But, I’m super excited to dive into that book……

    Thanks for asking!

  77. Betsy Fitzmaurice says

    I would be very excited to join in a book discussion of Grace for the Good Girl. Please keep me posted! This was such a thought provoking book, Emily. I considered it a breath of fresh air to read your words and know that my struggles are no different than so many other women.

  78. Rebecca Sarine says

    yes, yes, yes. oh please. i read through the book and have no idea who to talk to about it or how to talk about it. this was a book that struck right to my heart and was so difficult for me. i would be blessed from the followup. thank you.

  79. says

    I’d be very interested. I am asking God to provide the money for the book. It is on my wishlist. Sounds like just what women need to hear.

  80. says

    I would LOVE to participate! I’m on my second time through the book now and feeling the need to discuss with sympathetic hearts. What a wonderful gift, Emily…I’ve recommended it to many.

    As for the venue, FB is familiar, Google+ is maybe an option (I don’t know much about it), but I have one question…there are 130 comments so far…so if there are 130 participants (and probably more), I’m wondering how we’re going to be able to have meaningful discussion? I’m all about leaving comments, but I rarely expect anyone to respond, and, especially at the end of a long comment-chain like this, I’m pretty sure my comment won’t be read by most people. Live chat sounds exciting, but still with 130 people trying to talk all at once…
    Is it possible to split into smaller groups? A GFTGG Red group, Green, Yellow, and Purple groups, each with 20-30 people? Not that I could even tell anybody how to do that via internet…
    Sorry to be a Debbie Downer; I know you’ll find a good format for discussion, and I want to be part of it. Count me in, for sure! Also willing to help…I don’t know, bring cookies? Anyway, willing to help, if there’s anything to be done.

  81. says

    I’d love to! It would be so neat to hear your heart about the chapters and connect with others who’ve been impacted by the book like I have. Great idea! Looking forward to hearing more about this.

  82. Rachael says

    Sounds like a great idea! I think the facebook page would be a good idea. I am about halfway through your book. I was really down last week & a friend just happened to lend me your book! It was exactly what I needed to hear….thankyou Lord. It is very uncomfortable reading it at the moment because it is so true of me. I relate to what you said in one part about how can you change because it so much in you. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us xx

  83. jeniffer lucas-ogden says

    Emily, I would love to have the opportunity to discuss Grace for the Good Girl !!

  84. Aimee says

    Have you heard of That might be a fun way to actually discuss! I would like to be a part of it!

  85. Laura says

    Love the idea. Read the book several months ago & my friend has it now, but would love to re-read & discuss:)

  86. Kate says

    I would love to go through the book in discussion with some other Good Girls! I’m reading the book now, just over half-way through it. I’m doing a quick read through of the whole book, then I planned on going back and reading more deeply pausing to reflect. I find often if I try to reflect deeply the first time through, I never actually get through a whole book because it takes too long!

    SO anyways, YES I want to participate. And the format doesn’t matter to me :) Thanks for sharing your heart so openly!

  87. Claire says

    Yes! I would love that. I read it once and have been wanting to read through it again.

    I have to tell you there is one paragraph in the book that has stuck with me. It is at the bottom of page 110 “Could it be true that God has more that he isn’t giving?” I was not going to underline in the book, in case I wanted to share it with someone. I wanted it to be “fresh” for them as in fresh thoughts, not what I thought was important. I was at Moe’s at lunch on a Monday and when I got to that spot in the book, I had to put the book down and weep a little. I underlined it and started underlining it after that. Now I am keeping the book.

    So, I would love to go through it again.

  88. says

    I would love to do this, Emily! Maybe an hour-long Twitter chat once a week? And maybe an FB page to go along with it?

  89. says

    I’d love to do something like this!! I preordered the book and started reading it but then it got shuffled into the pile. Trying to sort a lot of things out right now and would love to have a discussion forum for the book!!

  90. says

    count me in! and i’m going to bring some girlfriends along too. :)

    as far as a place – i’m thinking facebook might be easier for this sort of thing.
    just because most ppl open it first thing, with their morning coffee!
    {not that i would know about that or anything} 😉

  91. says

    YES!!!!! I’m so in.

    I would love to do a giveaway of your book bf it begins too. I’ve been hanging on to one that you signed at Relevant/Allume. This would be perfect to give someone who wants to be involved a no excuse reason to join the party.

    I like the facebook closed/private page that Candi mentioned above. Yeah. Me don’t likey everyone see what might get ugly. :)

  92. says

    I was just looking at your lovely book sitting on my bookshelf and thinking that I need to read it again. So, yes! Count me in.

    And I just went and wrote a review of your dad’s book. I would have done it sooner, but honestly, writing reviews puts my stomach in knots. But it helps to have reviews, so I wrote a review. Cause I really did enjoy your dad’s book. :) So glad you told us about it. (Love the cover, too!)

  93. cindy says

    Count me in! The “real time stuff” would be a bit tricky for those of us who live in a different time zone, or, like me, on a different continent :-)

  94. Melissa says

    I have read your was fabulous. I would love the opportunity to go through it with you!!!!

  95. says

    I’ve read your book already and loved it, but could totally go through it again. I think the easiest way to connect is facebook, as I can connect on the go as a mom using my iphone. Some of the other ideas mentioned above sound fun too, like having a live chat session, but for regular on-going conversation, I think facebook would be easiest. :)

  96. says

    Fabulous idea! I am working my way slowly through the book, on chapter 4 now. This is big stuff and it is difficult sometimes to process, would love to talk about it as I go. I’m not familiar with all the options for virtual discussion but I am eager to participate. Thank you!

  97. says

    Yes, yes, yes. I’d love to take part in this. I like the idea of a Twitter chat once a week. And definitely something here on your blog, please. I’d prefer not Facebook, but I understand that so many others enjoy it.

  98. barbara says

    I would love to participate in this. The book is on the top of my “to read this summer” pile! I have been keeping some special books aside and can’t wait to read it–and what better way than to have the author as a guide??? WooHoo! Just one small problem-I may be the last person on earth in this situation, but I am NOT on Facebook…I have been considering it and many family members have been “bugging me” to join (Maybe that is part of my hesitation?)…keep me posted where and when and I’ll be a part of this! Bless you!
    P.S. I have been following Nester in Africa–LOVING it!

  99. Holly Upton says

    I would LOVE to be a part of the discussion! Your book has impacted me on so many levels and would love to hear from others. I can’t do Facebook, because I am not on it. I would love to discuss via email though!

  100. Terri says

    Exactly what I’ve been hoping for! Would be great to have a discussion forum on your website, or Yahoo! Groups, but FB would be OK too.

  101. says

    Emily, I think I would enjoy this. I have not read a book from cover to cover in a very long time and I’m in the publishing industry. Burn out! I started blogging about a year ago and would enjoy the possibility of content from reading this and blogging about it. I’ve thought about the forum to use and I think it might be wise to have a private forum for some of us who might be hesitant to post personal challenges/issues/thoughts out for EVERYONE to read. Having the option for some public interaction might be good as well for a variety of reasons. Facebook groups work really well for a more private interaction. Those are my 2 cents. I’ll download to my e-reader in the next week. Thanks for the opportunity and an avenue to be held accountable on a journey of grace.

  102. says

    I haven’t read it yet, but would love to go through the book with others who also have not had a chance to read it through. This sounds like an exciting way to have my “iron sharpened” over the summer. Thanks for taking this on Emily!

  103. Zoie says

    I’m in, I’m in! (Did that sounds too eager?) This book has truly been a game-changer for me, in terms of understanding myself and who my identity is in Jesus. Thank you!

  104. Lauren says

    I’ve got the book on my Kindle but haven’t had the chance to read it yet. I’d love to read it with a group. Discussion on here and/or facebook would be great! Thanks so much!!!

  105. says

    I’m happy to say that between this book, our sermon series at church and pretty much everything that comes my way these days, God is kicking my spiritual butt. Like what others have said, it’s too much to process right now, and I think this would help a ton.

  106. Michelle says

    Yes please! Would love to discuss your book with lots of others. If it’s over FB, can someone without an account still join in? Hope so! Can’t wait to hear details.

  107. says

    Sounds like fun!

    What if you were to just write your post, and then everyone else leaves a link to their response that they’ve written on their own blog? Meme-style, but for the book club conversation? Would that work? Maybe not, ’cause not everyone would visit all the answers, right? Hmm… I’d be okay with whatever you choose, though. Even Facebook.

  108. Maria M says

    I would LOVE to join a summer discussion for the book. I, too, am about 3 chapters in and am slowly digesting it. A closed FB group sounds like a great idea. Easy to access, easy to maintain! Looking forward to it. :0)

  109. says

    I would love to join, but have a tendency to bail out before the end. I’m still trying to finish You’re Already Amazing from the spring Bloom book club. But I bought your book 2 months ago and haven’t started yet, so this would be a great push for me! :)

  110. Aleida Dekker says

    I am “one of those who don’t comment on blogs”. Yet you are my blog sisters, your faith and struggles sustain me when I feel I am all alone. My head tells me God is always with us, yet the valleys are often so deep. Grace for the good girl has challenged me, yet I feel discouraged when my friends smile and say “that sounds nice’ yet continue to hide behind their mask. I feel so naked when I take mine of and feel I’m alone doing this. I would love to join your book discussion.

  111. Alev says

    I am definitely interested! It would give me an excuse to buy your book – I’ve been wanting to for a while. :)

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