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The Turquoise Table

The Turquoise Table Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard

By Kristin Schell
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.8 Stars

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On 10/2 Amanda wrote: A turquoise table is basically a picnic table that is set up in your front yard to bring you out into your community or front yard and help you reach to those around you. I really enjoyed reading about this concept even though I do not live in a neighborhood and this would not work for me. However, there ... The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell Book Review

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/25 Lisa Bartelt wrote: I was both curious and nervous to read this book. Any book on hospitality or building community has the potential to overwhelm me because what I want to do does not always line up with what I can do. I worry about feeling worse about my house or my efforts when I read those kinds of books. THIS IS NOT ... Hospitality made possible

Lisa's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/10 Lisa Burgess wrote: I wasn’t sure I wanted to read yet another book on hospitality. But this one is different. It’s not about how to set your table (although it centers around a table). It’s not about your menu (although the book gives a simple recipe in every chapter). It’s not even about your guest list (because ... A Different Kind of Hospitality

Lisa's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/5 Jen Pen wrote: SUMMARY: With humor and grace, author Kristin Schell shares her crazy life and yearning for a connection with community. Inviting her neighbors and friends to join her at the turquoise table (a painted table on the front lawn), she establishes friendship, ministry, love, safety, connections and thus, ... The Turquoise Table

Jen Pen's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/2 Crystal Stine wrote: To be honest, Kristen’s idea of becoming front yard people scares me. I don’t want to have strangers on our lawn. But Kristen’s story is compelling, honest, and accompanied by beautiful photography, memorable quotes, interactive Q&A, recipes, and quick stories with powerful lessons. I don’t know ... Beautifully Challenging

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/20 Kayleigh Lawson wrote: Long gone are the days when everyone knew their neighbors, running to borrow a cup of sugar was simple and no one locked their doors. Now, I never would suggest that anyone leave their doors unlocked, but I long have wondered at the loss of community in the U.S. When I stumbled across Kristin Schell’s ... Kristin Schell shows a new way to build community in The Turquoise Table

Kayleigh's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/19 Thrifty Christy wrote: 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 ... “The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard,” by Kristin Schell

Thrifty Christy's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/2 Martha Artyomenko wrote: This simply written book gives plenty of great ideas on connecting with family and making new friends with your neighbors. For me, as someone that deathly afraid of getting too close to anyone who lives in the near vicinity, it had some very scary ideas, but it is good to stretch my mind. I liked the ... Fun book...

Martha's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/1 Melissa Fuller wrote: The Turquoise Table by Kristen Schell is a book that I totally connected with and one that inspired me to continue to invite people over and share my gift of hospitality.  This book is beautiful on the inside and out, making it a great coffee table book.  Kristen shares practical advice of ... A Great Summer Read

Melissa's Rating:

5 Stars

On 6/30 Kathryn Brown wrote: Kristin wanted to be able to connect with people. She didn’t know how to go about how to doing it. Kristin went to a conference in her home town of Austin, Texas. There were several Speakers but when the lights shown on Jo Saxton she had a British accent, she delivered a line that changed everything. ... The Turquoise Table

Kathryn's Rating:

5 Stars