Ready for Anything

Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small

by Kathi Lipp

On Sale: 2020-05-19

Price: $18.99

Book Summary

There are those who've prepared, and those who wish they had. Let Kathi Lipp's Ready for Anything be your go-to guide for facing any unexpected crisis with confidence.

About the Book

There are those who've prepared, and those who wish they had. Let Ready for Anything be your go-to guide for facing any unexpected crisis with confidence.

Bad stuff happens all the time--big stuff like hurricanes, wildfires, or national emergencies, and smaller-scale yet no less devastating disasters like a sudden health scare, job loss, or a computer crash. But this doesn't mean we have to live in constant fear.

Whether you’re in the midst of difficulty right now or being proactive rather than reactive, Ready for Anything gives finite simple steps for preparing your mind, your heart, and your home for any unfortunate circumstance. Full of stories and humor along with facts, tips, and lists, Kathi offers a down-to-earth guide that will show you how to face the unexpected with confidence, relying on God's strength and plan rather than giving in to our fear and anxiety. Her step-by-step plan is easy to implement and will help any Christian be a better steward of their resources, as well as the neighbor who helps in a crisis rather than needing help themselves.

For anyone who falls somewhere between "I'll just trust God" and stocking a ten-year supply of canned pinto beans in the pantry, Ready for Anything will show you:

  • How to prep your pantry for two weeks of meals, plus recipes
  • Essential tips for creating an emergency kit and stocking your supplies
  • Practical strategies for taking stock of your financials and building an emergency fund
  • How to mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepare and parent your kids in any crisis
  • How to create a five-minute plan and why you need it
  • Indispensable tips for safeguarding your physical and digital valuables
  • And so much more!


Lipp (Clutter Free) presents a timely, useful guide on practical preparedness. After being caught unprepared when her house nearly caught fire as the townhouse next to hers burned down (in panic she fled without shoes or her son), Lipp set out to make sure she would be prepared for any future disaster. Using the biblical description of a devout woman in Proverbs 31 as inspiration, Lipp seeks to be in control but not overwhelmed by overpreparing. She recommends living somewhere between being oblivious (doing nothing because God will surely take care of every need) and obsessive (becoming a prepper defending hundreds of cans of beans with a weapon). The process can start small with the purchase of a few extra supplies, such as food and an extra gas tank; updating a first aid kit; or keeping $100 in singles tucked away somewhere. Being prepared to be away from home for a few days and starting an emergency fund, Lipp writes, can serve as the foundation for a more complex plan to survive long-term emergencies. Lipp's warnings to store extra food supplies in the face of empty grocery store shelves and having a two-week toilet paper supply on hand have certainly proven prophetic during the Covid-19 pandemic. Other advice on managing finances and decluttering will have practical benefit for everyday living as well as during times of crisis. Though aimed at Christians, all readers will appreciate Lipp's hard-earned and practical insights.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780310358008
  • ISBN 10: 0310358000
  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2020-05-19
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: $18.99
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2020-05-19
  • Trim Size: 138.000mm x 213.000mm x 13.000mm
  • Weight: 185.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Family
  • Category 2 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Safety
  • Category 3 : REFERENCE / Survival & Emergency Preparedness
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Stewardship & Giving