Join the Esther Press community for our first summer online book club!

This 10-week book club will run from
June 3rd – August 11th

Grab your favorite snack, invite your girlfriends, and get ready to laugh (seriously) as we read Cynthia Yanof’s latest book, Life is Messy, God is Good.

Each week you’ll read two chapters of Life is Messy, God is Good. Then, discuss your favorite parts in our private Facebook group, and hear directly from Cynthia as she shares encouragements each week! As we read Life is Messy, God is Good, we’ll discover how:
  • We can be faithful to God’s purposes right where we are—baseball carpool, dog groomer, and even chaperoning the dreaded zoo field trip.
  • We come to realize one of life’s greatest blessings is a handful of crazy, godly friends (who aren’t afraid to tell you to retire your outfit).
  • When we let go of who the world says we should be, we are free to become who God created us to be.

Whether you are navigating a difficult new season, working late on another deadline, or simply horrified that your morning routine now includes plucking chin hair, Life Is Messy, God Is Good offers an encouraging and hilarious reminder that God is at work in you—even in the mess.

So, are you in? Great!

Step 1: Fill out the form below

Step 2:  Join the private Facebook Group

Step 3: Order the book

Once you complete these steps you are good to go until we begin on June 3rd. We’ll send further instructions via email once we get closer to our start date, so be on the lookout for emails from our team at Esther Press.

We can’t wait to spend the summer with you!

photo of Cynthia Yanof

Meet the Author:
Cynthia Yanof

Cynthia Yanof is a wife, mother, podcaster, blogger, and everyday girl who is ridiculously committed to not taking herself too seriously. She hosts the popular MESSmerized podcast and believes life's biggest gifts oftentimes come wrapped in the messiest of packages.

photo of Mandy Johnson

Meet your Host:
Mandy Johnson

Mandy Johnson is a writer and speaker who loves encouraging women in their faith. She is the Esther Press online Bible study Host and Coordinator. Mandy lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Kyle, and their two children, Luke and Caroline. Mandy’s devotions have been published by Proverbs 31 Ministries, the Truly Co. magazine, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and more. When Mandy isn’t writing, you can find her spending time with her family, leading a fitness class at Fit Factory Nashville, or cheering on the Clemson Tigers! You can read more from Mandy at or follow her on Instagram at @mandycjohnson.


Does this summer book club cost anything?

The online feature is free for Facebook users! The only cost you will incur is buying the book.

The book club will run from June 3, 2024 – August 11, 2024.

Online in our private Facebook group! If you’d like to ask local friends to join you, by all means, create an in-person group! You can use the resources shared in our Facebook group to engage with your group.

Great question. The online book club is set up so anyone, anywhere, can join our private Facebook group and connect with other women reading the book. We will give weekly reading assignments in the Facebook group (2 chapters per week) that you can read at your leisure. We want you to have the freedom to read these chapters at the time that works best for you each week.

We will also post discussion questions in the Facebook group for you to answer. These questions will provide a great opportunity for you to share and connect with other women!

Cynthia’s chapters are short and easy to read! You will only need about 15-20 minutes per chapter.

No problem. Email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!