The Unexpected Power of Home by Nancie Carmichael was triggered when Nancie sold her home.  Our home is nancie carmichaelwhere we grow people.  The home is a powerful place.

My biggest takeaway was the recognizing the difference in hospitality and entertaining.

The gospel becomes personal to people in the home.  Nancie shares that homes can be life changing.  In addition, she shares about combining two homes together when you grew up with different backgrounds and home lifestyles.

Nancie addresses the topic of why do I have clutter.  In addition, she shares that her goal of the book is for everyone to take a fresh look at your home and see the power of your home.  The power comes from what you do with your home.

Nancie and I come back for a brief but impactful message about family dinners.

If you missed our live interview I recommend watching the replay here.

The Unexpected Power of Home: Why We Need It More Than Ever

Home is where the Gospel gets personal.

Nancie Carmichael’s passion is that The Unexpected Power of Home: Why We Need It More Than Ever will power of homeinspire the reader to see with fresh eyes the potentially powerful and life-shaping place that home is. Through home, we have the power to create an atmosphere of safety, of beauty, of hospitality, and of celebration.

While a practical book, it’s also a spiritual book. Home starts with us. Through making room for the sacred in our home, we learn to make room for the sacred in our lives. This book on home addresses these questions:

Have I really left home?
Am I content where I am now?
How can I be a person of hospitality and yet have solitude?
Why do I have so much clutter?
What does my clutter say about me?
Does my home inspire a sense of celebration in each season?
Is there joy in each season of my life?
As a mother of five children, Carmichael experienced with her family what it meant to have a place to grow and learn the most important things in life. Home is a place all of us eventually leave―and then look to find again. Home is a living, spiritual place that is reflective of who we are.

Includes questions at the end of each chapter to facilitate small group discussion and personal growth.

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Deep River Books was founded by Bill and Nancie Carmichael. When it comes to publishing and writing, the Carmichaels are veterans. The Carmichaels are the founding publishers of Good Family Magazines, which included Christian Parenting Today, Virtue, and Parents of Teenagers magazines, with a combined readership of over one million.

In 2001, they started Deep River Books as a way to mentor new authors. They are not only publishers, but bestselling authors. Bill and Nancie are the authors of 15 books, including Seven Habits of a Healthy HomeLord, Bless My ChildLord, Bless This MarriageDesperate for GodPraying For RainSelah, and Your Life, God’s Home. Their newest releases are Surviving One Bad Year by Nancie and The Missionary, coauthored by Bill and David Lambert. Their books have been published by Howard Books, Moody, Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Harvest House, Revell-Baker, Crossway Books, and more.

Bill has a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Santa Clara. Nancie has her Master’s degree in Spiritual Formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Both Bill and Nancie have been given honorary doctorates by Corban University, recognizing their contributions to Christian publishing. Recently, they were also given a Lifetime Achievement Award from Vanguard University, where they did undergraduate work. In addition, Bill has served on the board of directors of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and Nancie is on the Board of Regents for George Fox University/Seminary.

Bill’s and Nancie’s greatest delight is their family. They have five married children and fourteen grandchildren. They make their home in the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon.