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Never Quit Your Day Dream
Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, has another best seller.
HGTV star Chip Gaines book Capital Gaines: The Smart
Things I've Learned from Doing Stupid Stuff is in the top 10
of the Christian Bookseller's Top 50 list just three months
after it was released.
This book comes one year after the much anticipated and highly successful
New York Times bestseller The Magnolia Story from Chip
and his wife Joanna Gaines, which just surpassed 1.3
million copies sold.
While The Magnolia Story was the first book from the Fixer
Upper tv stars offering their fans a detailed look at their
life together, Capital Gaines delves deeper into Chip's
story and what makes him who he is today.
"Chip and Joanna are simply a force of nature. Their authenticity, their
energy, their humor, and their faith have already been an
inspiration to millions. We're looking very much forward to
helping Chip share the personal story behind how they built
their business - the guts, the belly-flops, the breakthroughs -
with his signature and irresistible mix of humanity and
hilarity." Daisy Hutton, VP and Publisher, W Publishing
The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as
a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to
Joanna, and father of five in Waco, Texas. (They just had thier
fifth child). But long before the world took notice, Chip was a
serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge,
even if it didn't quite work out as planned. Whether it was
buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan
for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always
knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.
In Capital Gaines, we walk alongside him as he relives some of his
craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way.
"I couldn't be more excited to share some of the experiences (read: DUMB
decisions) in my life that have led to some of my biggest
breakthroughs in business," Chip says. "I want people to know
that they can take risks in life and achieve what they think is
impossible, even with a few bumps in the road along the way."
His mentors taught him
to never give up and his family showed him what it meant to
always have a positive attitude despite your circumstances.
Throw in a natural daredevil personality and a willingness to do
(or eat!) just about anything, and you have the life and daily
activity of Chip.
On Why Fixer Upper
Had To End
In this excerpt from his new book,
"Capital Gaines," Chip Gaines opens up about depression, his
relationship, and how God told him it was time to end the show.
from Guideposts Magazine
In all of the wrestling that we did over whether
or not we should stop doing
Fixer Upper, the praying and seeking God, what really kept me
up at night was wondering how leaving might affect all of these
people, the people who risked going with us. We will forever be
thankful to HGTV for taking a risk on us. Back when we began, that's
what we were - a big risk, pretty far outside the box of the
"talent" they usually hired.
HGTV also provided us with a platform to share our
perspective, and we are grateful for that too. In an industry that
doesn't often show authentically happy marriages, we have loved
getting to go in front of the camera and laugh, hug, argue,
collaborate, and cheer each other on. Getting to show people this
version of marriage has truly been one of our favorite parts in all
There will be new challenges to conquer and new facets of society to
disrupt. And there may even be a show or two in our future.
For now, though, I'm committed to doing two things well - not three.
Because in the end, if my family isn't at its best and my marriage
at its absolute strongest, then I will move mountains to make those
things right. Jo and I need a break. We have been running this
marathon together that never seems to end, and we need to take some
time, catch our breaths, and focus on our family and our business.
It has been beautiful and wonderful, and our fifth, final season is our
favorite yet. I know for sure that we've left it all out on the
field, every bit of love and care we have to give to those homes and
these families - we gave it all away.
There's no question that the show was a miracle. From the very beginning,
we have seen the hands of God all over it. But we are confident that
it was never meant to be the end goal for us but rather a means to
an end. We are attempting to impart something important and
meaningful on the earth far beyond simply home decor or home
One of the things I've learned about God in my forty-two years is that He
loves to obliterate the boxes we put Him in. There's no way to
predict the way He speaks to us or leads us. In this case, He spoke
to me through a tweet, and in an instant I knew our miracle had
served its purpose.
I have no clue what the future holds at this point. God surely has a few
more surprises in store for us, yet I refuse to box Him up. I refuse
to limit what our story might look like in the months and years to
come. I can say no to everything the world offers. But any gift God
has for me, Im taking it.
Excerpted and adapted with permission from "Capital
Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff" (Thomas Nelson,
an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) Copyright (c) 2017 Chip
from Guideposts Magazine
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Smart Things I Learned
Doing Stupid Stuff"
"National Bestseller - New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Wall Street Journal"
The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of 4 in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn't quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.
"The Magnolia Story"
Stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines have garnered fans across the country with their creativity, humor and their wholesome example of marriage and family. In The Magnolia Story, they share their journey of how they met, their first renovation project, business ups and downs, and the fateful day when Joanna's design work caught the eye of a television producer. Since then, they've not only flipped houses and made people's dreams come true, they've become America's favorite real-life couple. Reading their story, you'll feel like you're sitting at the table with friends you've always known.
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