“The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard,” by Kristin Schell

I recently had the chance to read The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard, by Kristin Schell. This nonfiction book was published on June 6, 2017 by Thomas Nelson.

About this book (from the back cover):

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.

My Verdict:

I have been thinking a lot about community lately, and this book really appealed to me. I love the idea of having a turquoise table in the front yard as a way to be more noticeable to one’s neighbors – and to notice their lives and needs as well! This book gives you practical ways to connect to the lives of your neighbor and others in your community.

If you’d like to check out The Turquoise Table it is currently on sale for $9.99 for the Kindle version right now. If you prefer a physical copy the hardcover version is currently on sale for $11.72. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

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