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Monday, October 18, 2021


About the Book

Book:  The Well

Author: Cathy Primer Krafve

Genre: Nonfiction

The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversation

Does your spouse refuse to hear? Do your children stare without comprehending? Does your parent or boss habitually raise objections to your good ideas? 

Oh, the frustration! Conversations often break down instead of breaking through.

She changed from a woman alone to a woman of influence. Her faith transformed a whole community. How did she do it? In The Well, Cathy Krafve points out 40 strategies Jesus used to prompt authentic conversation—by analyzing just one conversation with the woman at the well.

These strategies will help you:

  • Initiate simple communication principles to transform all your conversations. Go from magical thinking to miraculous results in a matter of a few biblical truths.
  • Invigorate your closest relationships with terrific communication. Watch the ripple effect as your conversations spread truth and joy throughout all your relationships.
  • Inspire others through authentic conversations. Enjoy the intimate companionship our hearts all crave.

Are you ready to foster tender, effective conversations with everyone around you? Don’t miss your chance to transform all your relationships!


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About the Author

Queen of Fun and Coffee Cup Philosopher, Cathy Krafve delivers creativity and encouragement in every word. Cathyputs a snappy spin on deeply spiritual truths with journalistic fervor and a knack for story-telling.

Cathy and David, her husband of almost 40 years, live in East Texas, with their three grown children, two delightful sons-in-law and 8 grandchildren (so far) nearby. 

Author of The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversationsand Marriage Conversations: from coexisting to cherished, she also hosts Fireside Talk Radio. Her weekly podcasts and blogs reach millions annually. Join the Fireside Tribe today!

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More from Cathy

From Isolated to Influence


“He’s not listening,” Cathy fumed, as the civic leader towered over her. She went home and “plopped open” her Bible.


There’s got to be something here about people who don’t listen. She found over 40 ways Jesus communicated.


Plus, she gained new respect for one of the most fascinating women in scripture. Jesus, the Master Communicator, engaged the woman at the well in just one conversation. She immediately zipped from lonely to leadership. We can, too!


Queen of Fun and Coffee Cup Philosopher, Cathy Krafve delivers creativity and encouragement on every page of The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversations.


Does your child stare back with dull eyes? A spouse who refuses to hear? A parent or boss who habitually raises objections? Oh, the frustration!


Conversations often break down instead of breaking through.


The Well is perfect for your book club, Bible Study, or Sunday school class. Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions, personal applications, and prayer.


Cathy puts a snappy spin on deeply spiritual truths with journalistic fervor and a knack for laughter and story-telling. A self-described “social dork,” her kryptonite is a bag of potato chips. Yep, a whole bag. Don’t judge!


Host of Fireside Talk Radio, her weekly blogs and podcasts reach over 3 million people annually.  She is also author of Marriage Conversations: From Co-existing to Cherished.


How do we go from isolated to influence? She understands good communication tools can change everything! Companionship begins with authentic conversations. Order two copiestoday; one for yourself and one to give to a friend!


Truth with a Texas twang spoken here!


How many of us have heard someone say to you, “We need to talk.” Oh my I know this isn’t going to be good if it is my spouse saying that. I am already thinking of ways to defend myself even though I have no idea what the conversation is going to be about. What if instead it was a conversation that would improve our relationship? Many of us don’t like confrontation and would rather say nothing. In this book I found great ideas of communicating with others in a gentle spirit.

I’m not one to hold back how I feel about what things , which at times was very hurtful to who I was speaking with.  But there are times when I’m in a room full of people that I feel all alone. The simple reason is that I don’t want to be rejected by anyone, so I say nothing, I wonder how many friends I could have had if I had just had faith? We sometimes don’t want to have difficult conversations with others because it is a hard subject to talk about. “If we want to be influential in our relationships, we do this with a spirit of Love.” 

The author draws on the story about the woman at the well and explores how conversations can be started and flourish. The woman was a bit timid as she approached the well. After all, no one liked her and certainly didn’t want to talk to her. But one person did and his name was Jesus. What a glorious moment that must have been to have Jesus talk to the woman who others avoided. That one moment in  time changed how the woman felt about herself. Can you remember a time when you were feeling down and someone came to you and encouraged you? Don’t miss your chance to speak to someone who may be hurting. Reach out to those who are bullied and rejected. Start conversations that open doors to sharing the Word with others. 

I liked the different examples from the Bible as well as personal accounts the author used  to  shows different ways to communicate. One thing I noticed was the importance of prayer. It is our way to communicate to God. Have we forgotten to pray before speaking with someone about a problem? Do we invite Him into our conversations? We need to be able to speak truth without being afraid. How we approach it is important. Come with a gentle spirit and allow God to give you words of wisdom as you talk through any problems. 

I will say that at times the author confused me, it seemed like some chapters ran together and there was no real subject that stood out. The author rushed through some keys points and at other times stayed on a subject too long. Perhaps the book could use a bit more direction in some areas with more precise follow through with thoughts and examples. Even though this book was not my favorite I do think there are a few helpful insights. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

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A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 19

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 20

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 21

The Sacred Line, October 21

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 22

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 23

deb’s Book Review, October 24

For Him and My Family, October 25

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 26

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 27

Artistic Nobody, October 28 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, October 28

Spoken from the Heart, October 29


To celebrate her tour, Cathy is giving away the grand prize package of a $100 Amazon gift card and a copy of both The Well and Marriage Conversations!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I appreciate your honesty. Thanks for sharing!

  2. A very helpful book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Thank you for sharing your review of this book, I definitely need a copy of this one as I struggle with effective conversation