Monday, September 14

Extreme Home Makeover

Today, I have another pleasurable presentation for you. I’m sure most of you, at one time or another, have watched Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I remember watching the episode with the Woodhouses. I have just started reading Kimberley Woodhouse’s book Welcome Home: Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy.

I look forward to reading such chapters as: Trial by Fire, Joy in the Darkness, and When the World Falls Apart…Don’t Quit. Here’s a little about Kim…

Kimberley Woodhouse is a wife, mother, author, and musician with a quick wit and positive outlook despite difficult circumstances. A popular speaker, she’s shared at more than 600 venues across the country. Kimberley and her family's story have garnered national media attention for many years, but most recently her family was chosen for ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Montel Williams Show, and Discovery Health channel’s Mystery ER.

Welcome Home: Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy, released from Tyndale House Publishers September 1. In addition to her non-fiction, she also writes romantic suspense and children’s books. Kimberley lives, writes, and homeschools in Colorado with her husband and two children in their truly “extreme” home.

Overwhelming trials . . . met with overcoming joy.

Kayla Woodhouse is not your typical twelve-year-old. Due to a rare medical disorder, she feels no pain, doesn’t sweat, and needs protective cooling gear just to go outside. With her restrictive lifestyle, countless hospitalizations, including brain surgery, and the resulting mountain of hospital bills, what’s a family to do?

How the Woodhouse family has faced seemingly impossible challenges is a story that has captured the hearts of America.

Now Kayla’s mom, Kimberley, takes readers behind the cameras to reveal their family’s journey as never before told. From medical sleuthing to cross-country moves, from freak fires to battles with insurance companies, Welcome Home proves that truth really is stranger than fiction. This candid life story reveals both success and failure and demonstrates how, even during tough circumstances, to shift your life from heartbreak to extreme joy.

You can find Kim at her website:

Kim’s book can be purchased at…

Focus on the Family
Barnes & Noble
Parable Books

4 Responses
  1. Walk Says:

    Morning Lynn. I've been meaning to come by and give you a shout since I now get your posts via email, I don't drop by here nearly enough. But I just wanted to say that I appreciate the inspiration that comes from reading your writings, from a special family's story to wooden guitar picks (which being a picker really drew me in) you continually inspire by your choice of subjects.
    Love ya girl, blessings to you

  2. Thank you, Lynn, for hosting me here today! I really appreciate it.
    God Bless!
    In His Abundant Joy,

  3. Sheila Deeth Says:

    It's a fantastic book. I loved it!

  4. Amy Simon Says:

    I'm about half way through the book and it's so hard to put down! Incredible story!