Book Review | The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

Disclosure:  This post may contain some affiliate links.  This means if you click on a link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.  Thanks for your support!   See my disclosure policy Here.

Book Review |  The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna GainesThe Magnolia Story Published by Thomas Nelson on October 18, 2016
Genres: Autobiography, Nonfiction
Pages: 182
Source: Own Book, Purchased


The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

Book Review for The Magnolia Story

If you have ever enjoyed watching an episode of “The Fixer Upper” featuring Chip & Joanna Gaines, you’re going to love The Magnolia Story. As most stories are, the book is way better than the screen version, because it adds so many layers of understanding to who these two people are. Chip has a dynamic, open minded, risk taking personality and gift of mercy. Joanna has a grounded, intentional, cautious demeanor and artistic flare.

This book is quite a story! Before reading the biography, I would never have guessed that these two experienced so many changes, ups and downs, valleys and mountaintops as they relentlessly pursued what they felt God was telling them to do. Long before they were approached by HGTV, they were successful entrepreneurs. The show is not what made this couple. They made the show. They were stepping out, working hard and breaking new ground from the moment they got married, opportunities came their way. The hard work, persistence and white knuckled faith demonstrated by these two at every turn is impressive and inspiring.

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”


Lemons Life and Reading, owns all rights on their images and does not allow for its original recipes and photos to be reproduced elsewhere except on this site unless authorization is given.  If you enjoyed the recipe and would like to publish on your own site, please re-write in your own words, and link back to my site and recipe page.  Read my disclosure and copyright policy.  This post may include affiliate links.


Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *