The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell

The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell

 

The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell, book cover
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The Turquoise Table

Kristin Schell

 
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Thomas Nelson
 
A simple way to connect your neighborhood, your community and build friendships.

Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? Do you desire connection within your community and think, “Absolutely, but I don’t have time for that” or “I can’t create that”? What if there was another way through it all, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available?

Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, Kristin gives you:

  • Stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise Table
  • Simple recipes to take outside and share with others
  • Stories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoods
  • Encouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connecting
  • New ways to view hospitality

Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all fifty states and seven countries. Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live.

Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door.

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Carol's Rating: ★★★★

"Life at the turquoise table is a multitude of tiny moments, mini-miracles really, strung together like radiant beams of light over the places we call home."

Beautiful inside and out, filled with simple brilliance -- wisdom, poignant real-life stories, recipes, thoughtful questions, activities and tips that remind us the importance of making deep connections with others. This is often difficult for me as I tend toward the introvert end of the social spectrum. Yet, Kristin's experiences, ideas, and suggestions are not only simple and doable, they are motivating and inspiring!

I devoured this book and was touched by the abundant wisdom in her relatable statements such as "We strive for independence - we fight for it. But we are not meant to live as lone rangers." and the clarification that hospitality should not be confused with entertainment. Instead, hospitality "is always about the people, not the presentation." What a great reminder of the joy that can be found in simplicity.

Open this book to any page and read. You'll come away feeling uplifted, empowered, and inspired. 

Turquoise tables multiplying like rabbits. ... "Whodda thunk?"!

 

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Happy Reading!

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