Searching for Spring

How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time

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"Searching for Spring opened my eyes to the wonder and beauty God creates during difficult seasons. If you are looking for an encouraging, hope-filled book, then this one is for you."--Kelly Balarie, author, speaker, and blogger at www.purposefulfaith.com


The Bible says that God makes all things beautiful in their time, but it's hard to trust that our mess can actually be made into something good.

In Searching for Spring, Christine Hoover takes you on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. If you are in the midst of suffering, if you find your faith withering, if you are questioning whether God is at work--or even present--as you wait for something in your life to become beautiful, this book will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work . . . and that there is a time for everything under heaven.


"Too often, the ugliness of sin and the brokenness of our world cause us to lose sight of the beauty of our God. Searching for Spring reminds us of this beauty, of the wonders of God's creation, and Christ's promise to make all things new. Read and wonder as Christine Hoover teaches us to see the beauty and hope ever-present amid the pain."--Russell Moore, president, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission 

"Of all the things that can scuttle our faith, forgetting the goodness and beauty of God must top the list. In Searching for Spring, Hoover calls us to encounter a God whose heart beats with goodness and beauty--a God who persists and insists on 'making all things beautiful in their time.' This is a book that you will want to read slowly, allowing its hope-filled message to saturate the corners of your weary, doubting soul."--Hannah Anderson, author of Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul


Christine Hoover is a pastor's wife, mom, speaker, and the author of From Good to Grace, Messy Beautiful Friendship, and The Church Planting Wife. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Christianity Today. Blogging at www.GraceCoversMe.com, she enjoys helping women apply the gift of God's grace to their daily lives. She lives in Virginia.


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"Too often, the ugliness of sin and the brokenness of our world cause us to lose sight of the beauty of our God. Searching for Spring reminds us of this beauty, of the wonders of God's creation and Christ's promise to make all things new. Read and wonder as Christine Hoover teaches us to see the beauty and hope ever-present amid the pain."

Russell Moore, president, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

"Of all the things that can scuttle our faith, forgetting the goodness and beauty of God must top the list. In Searching for Spring, Hoover calls us to encounter a God whose heart beats with goodness and beauty--a God who persists and insists on 'making all things beautiful in their time.' This is a book that you will want to read slowly, allowing its hope-filled message to saturate the corners of your weary, doubting soul."

Hannah Anderson, author of Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul

"Christine Hoover's book Searching for Spring opened my eyes to the wonder and beauty God creates during difficult seasons. If you are looking for an encouraging, hope-filled book, then this one is for you. Christine, by highlighting biblical truth, helps bring life to the very places within that feel dead."

Kelly Balarie, author, speaker, and blogger at www.purposefulfaith.com

"In times of trial or the bleakest of days, we do find hope, like Job, knowing that no purpose of God's 'can be thwarted' (Job 42:2). However, often we still struggle when we can't see exactly how God is working. Christine Hoover's Searching for Spring provides a wonderful reflection on how to live in a bleak world, hoping in God and yet still struggling. I commend it highly, as this kind of message is one we cannot hear enough. May this book rise above and drown out the many other voices of despair in our world and in our minds."

Jason G. Duesing, provost and associate professor of historical theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri

"Like Narnian creatures, we're tempted in the isolating, bitter cold moments of the Christian life to feel as if it's 'always winter and never Christmas.' In Searching for Spring, Christine Hoover shows us that, even in winter, our God is working in our lives. This is a book that invites the reader to slow down, look around, and rejoice in the hope of the coming warmth of spring."

Catherine Parks, author of A Christ-Centered Wedding; blogger at cathparks.com

"Christine has a unique ability to weave words of biblical truths, compelling real-life stories, and practical application into a gorgeous tapestry. This gift is beautifully evident in her newest book, Searching for Spring. Whether you find yourself in a season of bitter emptiness, pain-filled brokenness, or unexpected suffering, Christine will point your heart to the beauty that can be hoped for in every situation."

Katie Orr, creator of the FOCUSed15 Bible studies

"'In his time . . .' daunting words for the soul waiting for redemption, healing, or restoration. Yet God has a beautiful, mysterious cycle of rebirth that resembles the four seasons. Christine Hoover reminds us in our winter that spring is coming. For those dangling in hopelessness, this book is for you."

Kathy Litton, Send Network leader and pastor's wife


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    Christine Hoover is a pastor's wife, mom, speaker, and the author of From Good to Grace, Messy Beautiful Friendship, and The Church Planting Wife. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Christianity...

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