A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together  -     By: Jerusalem Jackson Greer
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A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together

Paraclete Press / 2013 / Paperback

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Spend the year building love and friendship in your family and community. A Homemade Year helps you to celebrate the rhythm of the Christian liturgical year with crafts, cooking, and entertaining. The author weaves her personal faith journey throughout the book, amidst recipes, craft instructions, and explanatory notes. Raised the daughter of a Southern Baptist minister, with little knowledge of the liturgical year celebrations and holidays, this is her story of her increasing appreciation of the holy days in the church with suggestions and ideas on how to celebrate them with family and friends.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 212
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1612610676
ISBN-13: 9781612610672
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Publisher's Description

This gorgeously-designed book is a guide to celebrating the rhythm of life’s calendar of events, as well as the Christian liturgical year, focusing on God’s love in our lives. Greer weaves her own faith story with original recipes, crafts and entertaining ideas, creating a vibrant, personal narrative that is a modern take on timeless traditions.

Praise for A Homemade Year

 

"This energetic book is as useful as it is comforting. Christian formation begins in the home and A Homemade Year gives us ways and means of accomplishing that with joy, holiness, and a healthy portion of just plain, old-fashioned fun."

 —Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours

 

"I began reading A Homemade Year one afternoon when I had no fewer than a thousand things going on in my house. Almost immediately, I was drawn into Jerusalem Greer's beautiful writing and became fascinated with her journey through an entire year of liturgical celebrations---some of which (Advent, Epiphany) I celebrate in my own home, but some of which I never knew about before. Two hours later, I was still reading, happily resigned to letting my plans for the day slide. Jerusalem so clearly conveys the significance and beauty of liturgical tradition, and her celebration-specific recipes and crafts are sweet and meaningful, while at the same time completely "do-able" for everyone. This book is an absolute treasure. I want to share it with everyone I know!"
-Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks

 

 

"Like many moms, I’m longing to create a sense of rhythm and tradition in our lives and our home, and this sweet book gives many imaginative, practical places to start." 

Shauna Niequist, author of Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines

 

"With waffle crumbs and bacon drippings and brown sugar crystals, Jerusalem Jackson Greer leaves a Hansel and Gretel-like path to follow as we travel through the seasons of the liturgical year. A Homemade Year gives families a wonderful sensory way to share and experience the Christian story at home. I was charmed and moved by this book." 

—Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color and Praying in Color for Kids

 

"In a world that struggles to slow down and stay focused on what’s really important, A Homemade Year gives you new vision to do just that. I can’t wait to get started myself!"

—Courtney Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of A Sweethaven Summer and

Scrapbooking Your Faith

 

Author Bio

Jerusalem Jackson Greer lives in an old house with her husband, their two boys, and a host of friendly critters. She fancies herself a farm-girl living in the city and she likes to rescue furniture off the side of the road. You can find her blogging, most days, at www.jerusalemgreer.com.

Editorial Reviews

A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together is a wonderful resource for those looking to celebrate some of the more obscure Christian holidays that typically don’t show up on a calendar (but are constantly mentioned in classic 18th- and 19th-century books).

When the author, Jerusalem Jackson Greer, moved to Alaska, she was exposed to a number of holidays she knew nothing about. After she married, she decided to look into many of these holidays to start her own family traditions.

This book, a beautiful paperback with clear colorful pictures, starts with winter and moves through the seasons. The author takes you through various recipes, crafts, and games for the holidays. While she does not go into a lot of detail about the holidays, she does give you a number of ideas for each. Greer also tells you a little something about her family throughout each of the holidays.

Winter includes: Advent, St. Lucy’s Day, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day, Epiphany, and Candlemas.

Spring includes: Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, The Season of Lent, St. Joseph’s Day, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday, and Easter.

Summer includes: Pentecost Sunday, Corpus Christi, St. James’s Day, and Ordinary Time.

Autumn includes: Holy Cross Day, Michaelmas, All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day, and Christ the King Sunday.

While some of these crafts may take a lot of time and energy, others, like the Advent wreath, only have to be created once and will last for years of family celebrations. Some may become family favorites that will have the children begging to do them year after year.

Some of the recipes Greer provides are not the "real deal," but rather simplified versions. For example, instead of the traditional Scandinavian buns with saffron, she substitutes an easy sweet roll, starting with a store-bought tube of cinnamon rolls you then transform into orange sweet rolls.

Greer does warn you that you may not want to celebrate all the holidays, at least not the first year. Sometimes you can take on just too much!

Start your own traditions with what you think would work best for your family.

—Jo Dee Soles, Practical Homeschooling

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