how the real adventure is not something we can plan for
Adventures are unscripted.
Circumstances and situations collide in an obscure tea house to remind us that joy is in the discovery—not in confirming our already established beliefs. So let us pour you a cup of tea, have a seat at the table, allow yourself to be present, and begin to see with new eyes. You are welcome here!
A scooter crash, changing plans, and adjustments to the budget sounded like disaster for a careful-minded ex-pastor hoping to salvage what was left of his family's vacation. The Tea Shop is a travelogue of new discoveries and dashed assumptions, where a simple shop owner taught the Forehand family lessons that they were not prepared for, but somehow understood perfectly.
The Tea Shop is a delightful and intimate book that explores:
how there are guides to the journey if we pay attention
why the journey involves nuance, paradox, and mystery—not certainty
how learning to be where we are (presence) is a key to the mystic
why learning to be who we are (authenticity) helps us see and understand the Divine
how deep down, we already know what we're searching for
“The Tea Shop takes readers on a journey of discovery that makes a difference!”Thomas Jay Oord, author of God Can’t and The Uncontrolling Love of God
“An intimate portrait of what he learned about the power of listening to wisdom from unexpected sources.”Keith Giles, author of Jesus Undefeated
”In this beautiful book, Karl helps us come into the now, the present moment—to slow down, to experience the experience we find ourselves in…”Dr. Glenn Siepert, host of the “What If Project” podcast
“The wondering and wandering of Karl’s journey is delightful. He takes a beginner’s mind and shares how he sees the world.”Rachel Keck, Spiritual Director and coach
“If you’re longing to encounter that kind of divine embrace for yourself, set aside your preconceived notions of God and follow Karl into The Tea Shop.”Jason Elam, author and host of the “Messy Spirituality” podcast
Karl Forehand is a former pastor and author of the award-winning book, Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About the Father’s Heart. He is the founder of The Desert Sanctuary, a home for spiritual nomads seeking refuge on the journey of deconstruction. He lives in northwest Missouri with his wife, Laura, and dog, Winston.Visit his website