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We live in a world where the story doesn't always unfold the way we expected. In those moments we need to know we're going to be okay. We need to know we can trust the Author. We need to know whatever happens we are not done yet. That is what Kaitlyn Bouchillon beautifully, honestly and powerfully offers our hearts in this book. When I got to the final page it didn't feel like the end; it felt like a new chapter of hope in my life was ready to begin
Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You're Already Amazing


Even If Not is a sweet, grace-filled read to help you fill in the blanks that fall after life's question marks.
Kayla Aimee, author of Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected


This is a book about fighting for faith & community, a book about hurting & healing, a book about living our stories & then sharing them with others. This is a book that reminds us that life in all its broken, beautiful glory is never static - it's always growing around us and connecting our highs and our lows with that ampersand - the space where most of us live. And Kaitlyn generously and bravely unpacks her in between moments to help us recognize and celebrate our own.
Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Surprised by Motherhood and community manager for (in)courage


Even If Not is a tender, gracious read that will not only help you more fully receive the love and care of your tender, gracious Savior, it will help you settle into your own spectacular life story. With wisdom beyond her years, Kaitlyn's words moved Gospel truth from my head to my heart.
Kristen Strong, author of Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life's Transitions


I had barely read a few pages of Even If Not and I was in need of a highlighter to mark profound statements I had read. Throughout the book Kaitlyn shares nuggets of truth that the reader will want to revisit--hence the need for highlighting. King David once wrote that those who love God's Word have more wisdom than the ancient and Kaitlyn's writing is this principle on display in Even If Not. Get out your highlighter, and start mining the many nuggets that Kaitlyn has put in print.
Jackie Kendall, bestselling author of Lady in Waiting

About the Author

Kaitlyn E. Bouchillon is an author and blogger who believes every person is a walking story and every story matters. She loves writing - blogs, books, and handwritten letters - is addicted to queso, and is crazy about her people. She currently splits her time between Starbucks and her cute little apartment in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 23, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1522729429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1522729426
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have had the privilege of getting to know Kaitlyn through social media over the last year. She is a warm, intelligent lively woman, full of faith and consumed with the desire to please the Lord. This passion comes across on every page of "Even if Not."

Life never does end up the way we expect it to. Jobs are secured and lost. Friends come and go. Bodily health waxes and wanes. In the dark of night, when all pretense is stripped away, we wonder, "Can God really be trusted? Is He really here with me right now, in this moment, when I don't understand?" The answer to both questions? A firm "yes." Over and over Kailtyn draws us back to these foundational truths.

The earth may shake beneath our feet, but the One who made that earth cannot be moved. He has a good plan for each of us, a plan that will come to fruition in the midst of all the twists, turns and surprises. The Lord has no dark side. He is not twisted. He is not waiting to drop a ton of bricks on our heads. He is there, present, right in the thick of the tension and the doubting.

"Even if Not" is a worthwhile read filled with encouragement for the journey.

I received a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Even If Not, by Kaitlyn E. Bouchillon, is an incredible tale of how God uses our whole lives for His glory, even those seasons we never imagined, and perhaps never even wanted. Kaitlyn weaves together stories from her own life into a beautiful, encouraging, uplifting book that digs deep and plants hope.

Like Kaitlyn, I encountered my own unexpected season of life, right after college. Rather than chasing the American Dream, God chose a different path for me. One that was exciting and unexpected...and scary-hard. It left me second-guessing at grasping at straws at times, and I wish I had Even If Not in my hands at the time, a balm for my questioning soul.

Kaitlyn writes hope in every word in this book, affirming that our stories are not over yet. Do you hear that? No matter where you are, or what season you're in, your story is not over. And even more? You story matters, as Kaitlyn loves to say. Even if you aren't living the life you envision, God can turn your story into something amazing. Kaitlyn's writing brings home these points, and will leave you grasping onto hope, rather than grasping for straws.

If only I could pass this book onto all of you ladies who are wondering where your stories go next. I can't recommend Even If Not enough, because I think all of us need to be reminded that God has brought you to your season in life, and all for a reason, even if it's not what you dreamed it would be. In the messy and in the joyful, your story is your story, and Even If Not will remind you of that beautiful truth.

I absolutely love Kaitlyn's writing style: honest, real, and sweet. Reading Even If Not is like sitting down with a cup of coffee for a long chat with Kaitlyn. This book will bless you immensely, so get it now!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Have you ever found yourself in those waiting periods of life, when there are no tragedies or triumphs, just the everyday routine of work and chores? Perhaps you wonder when your breakthrough might happen? Or how you will react if it never occurs? Many have found themselves in similar situations, asking questions of God that don't have any easy answers.

Kaitlyn Bouchillon, in her new book, Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between, acknowledges these questions and provides some perspective from her own life experiences. Through often poetic language and the use of scripture, Bouchillon challenges readers to praise God "even if not." Even if that breakthrough never comes, God is still good. And that challenge, that of living well and gratefully in the "in between" of life, can have a profound impact on the spiritual lives of believers.

While many books either focus on dealing with tragedies or give easy answers to our doubts, Bouchillon's book does not. She encourages and inspires but leaves the reader to ponder their own questions and circumstances. That is the true strength of the book as it does not instruct the reader, but rather points them to God, the ultimate Answer.

If you find yourself with many questions and no easy answers, then Even If Not may be the book for you. Kaitlyn Bouchillon's work will shine a little light into the often murky world of the here and now.

Disclaimer: I was provided with an advanced copy of the book for review.
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From cover to cover you will find lots of encouragement as Kaitlyn shares her wisdom through her stories. If you are living through an in between stage of life, the comfort you are seeking is in this book.

Even If Not is not just for the young, but for those of us who are young at heart and find ourselves living through an in between stage. Seven years ago I was laid off and have been attempting to get my career on solid ground again. It has not been easy for this baby boomer, but I've finally found a wonderful, stable opportunity.

But even if not... God will still be good, God will still be love and God will still be the light that overcomes the darkness of an in between stage.

Thank you Kaitlyn for sharing your story.
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