About the Author

Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. Have you taken down the book club studies that came before 1000 gifts ??? I thot there were more that what is now listed???

    • Not exactly :). When our new design went live, a few things got lost in the shuffle. It’s a temporary glitch we’re working to remedy, so eventually all the studies will be accessible again. SO good to know you noticed!

  2. So I ordered 2 books yesterday and meant one for a sponsored copy – but just got an email saying 2 are being shipped today. Any chance I can forward it on to someone who needs it??

    • Kristen,

      As long as you clicked the sponsored book link, it won’t actually be shipped to you. It’s somewhat confusing and we’re working on that; for some reason, the system needs to say the book has shipped when, in fact, we know to hold onto it for a sponsored copy. 🙂

  3. As a follower of several Christian bloggers, I am realizing that I am using these blogs as the beginning of devotionals from which to learn, research their Bible verse origins, etc. But too many of them have begun to promote their own books and the books of other bloggers. Therefore on a given day, I am reading promos for “the newest” book on various blogs. Then the various blogs are promoting their friends’s newest book. For the authors, it is a good thing I guess, but for me as reader, it is not. I do not mean to hurt feelings but just to point out that for me, and people like me, I’m tired of being “sold on books, etc.”

    Therefore, I have dropped my subscription to several and am dropping it to others.

    • Hi Teresa,

      SO sorry for the delay in replying–I traveled for five days and got a little behind (forgive me?).

      I’m taking off my Official DaySpring Hat and putting on my personal one to reply; I am not speaking for incourage but only as a blogger/reader :).

      I hear you, and understand your frustration. It only makes sense for you to read and follow the sites which encourage, inspire and challenge you, which help you in your walk, not hinder. Time is limited and you have to follow those which are of value to you. Those are personal choices and I respect everyone’s judgment to select the writers they’re naturally drawn to :).

      As a long-time blogger/writer, I know the TIME and dedication required to write blog posts to share FOR FREE. In fact, I PAY to publish my posts, when you consider the costs of a server, blog platform, design, etc….I’ve paid for years. The small amount I earn from affiliate links, brand partnerships and sometimes advertising will never offset the time and attention I’ve given to writing. Most bloggers fall into my camp.

      For those who’ve finally reached their dream of writing a book (or books!), I applaud them! Young authors don’t make much at all from a first book, but they’ve poured months (and years) into the process. Regardless of what they earn in return, it’s rare for it to balance out the time. Kudos to the ones who do :)…I’m happy for them.

      Bloggers support one another’s work because it’s WORK! We know what it takes to produce a finished book! We’re happy for one another and want to help to TRY to make a dent into compensating them for their time.

      So, I’m sad that this part of it feels like a bother; for some, it’s reason to celebrate, but I understand if a lot of releases come at the same time, it’s wearying for a reader (especially when the writers know one another).

      I hope this helps you to see the “other” perspective. I offer this response gently and with the hope you hear my heart in it :).

      ~ Robin

  4. Thank You for your wonderful writting, although I am older and now retired I have learned so much. Was blessed with a sponsered book for the last time. Followed thru laptop my son lets me use. jean lindsay

  5. I have a book for someone how would like to join the book club….. I can send it today or ASAP, let me know where I can send it!!! 🙂 I am on face book you can message me any time Robin Coots ….. Looking forward to the adventure!