Faith, Farming, and Family: Cultivating Hope and Harvesting Joy Wherever You Are (Hardcover)
A young farmer’s wife draws on her life with kids, cows, and a front-porch view to help us see God’s goodness and beauty wherever we are, reminding us that the simple life is not a place to be but a way to be.
“Grab a cup of coffee and join Caitlin on her porch to hear the lessons God has taught her through the good and hard of everyday life.”—Vivian Mabuni, speaker and author of Open Hands, Willing Heart: Discover the Joy of Saying Yes to God
When Caitlin, a small-town girl, fell in love with a farm boy named Jake Henderson, she had little idea what farm life—or marriage and motherhood—would bring. But raising a family on a farm is teaching her more about God’s goodness and grace than she could have imagined.
Faith, Farming, and Family is a rich, story-filled walk through farmhouse hallways, harvest-ready fields, and God’s bountiful dreams for our lives. As Caitlin reflects on everything from wayward tractors to watching a marriage grow from surviving to flourishing, she reminds us to see the redemption in our own stories.
Join Caitlin in exploring biblical truth through the eyes of a farmer’s wife, whether you are wrangling kids onto a school bus, sowing creative seeds in a business meeting, or walking the pastures of your own family farm. Faith, Farming, and Family invites us to recognize God’s beauty right in front of us so that we might find the courage to take the next step—or the first step—into His incredible calling.
About the Author
Caitlin Henderson is a small-town girl from Kansas who fell in love with a farmer. She and her husband have three kids who keep her on her toes and clinging to coffee. Caitlin is passionate about showing people Jesus and writing about her family’s life full of grace, craziness, love, dirt, and cows. The Henderson family lives on a grain-and-cattle farm in south-central Kansas.
“Moving, inspiring, real, raw, honest . . . There are a thousand words I could use to describe Faith, Farming, and Family, but nothing will compare to what you feel as you read Caitlin’s faith-filled words. She gets real and vulnerable where the rest of the world won’t. Caitlin sheds light and biblical truth on her struggles and brings them back to Jesus every time. This book will change your life and outlook on it.”—Terryn Drieling, owner of Faith Family and Beef blog
“Through everyday lessons from life on a farm, Caitlin speaks encouragement to our hearts. Her warm and relatable style invites you in as she shares both the trials and the triumphs of marriage, motherhood, and faith. From checking fences to feeding cows, Caitlin’s stories will bring smiles and tears as she writes words of hope, ultimately pointing to the source of all hope—Jesus. Sharing about both the valleys of worry and fear and the mountaintops of love and new birth, Caitlin reminds each of us that God is always present and working to bring about wholeness, forgiveness, and redemption in our lives. Faith, Farming, and Family reads like a breath of fresh hope.”—Ginger Hughes, owner of No Mama’s Perfect blog
“Caitlin Henderson’s book, Faith, Farming, and Family, grants us an up-close look into the world of farming. Her warm and inviting tone welcomes her readers to draw close. It’s as if we join her with a cup of coffee on her porch to hear the lessons God has taught her through the goodness and difficulties of everyday life. Though their circumstances may differ, women will relate to the biblical principles woven throughout the book and find practical applications for cultivating a life of faith anchored in the unchanging character of God.”—Vivian Mabuni, speaker and author of Open Hands, Willing Heart
“Faith, Farming, and Family gives an authentic picture of Caitlin’s life that leaves the reader feeling both understood and inspired. Caitlin dives into topics that any woman could relate to but might not yet have put words to. This book always points back to God’s plan and reminds us that no matter where we find ourselves, He can bring beauty out of ashes.”—Kelli Bachara, owner of The Unraveling blog
“In a world obsessed with more, more, more, Caitlin draws us back in with Faith, Farming, and Family and breathes life into the simple joys that help us experience God with a little more freedom and a lot more clarity.”—Amy Weatherly, cocreator of Sister, I Am with You