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The Heavenly Party is the ideal resource for Christians looking to reintroduce fun, joy, and playfulness into their spiritual lives. Drawing upon her rich Jewish heritage, author Michele Guinness integrates both the sacred and secular in this how-to guide, exploring the importance of festivals, symbols, rituals, and liturgies in the history of Christian celebration. She also outlines the attributes of true celebration and proposes ideas and resources for celebration at home or in the wider community.
In parts one and two, readers will gain insight into the significance of celebration and explore how Jesus loved to party. Then they will dive deeper into the various types of celebrations, such as festivals, anniversaries, the weekly Sabbath, events in the church calendar, and everyday joys. This section includes suggestions for rituals, prayers, and liturgies as well as general ideas for celebration and how to organize a celebration event. Lastly, in part four, readers will delight in fifty of the author's best celebration recipes, adapted from her monthly cookery column in the magazine Woman Alive.
Complete with all the background knowledge, organization details, and celebration ideas that readers need to get started, The Heavenly Party is evidence that Christians should (and can) have the best parties.
|Title: The Heavenly Party: Recover the Fun: Life-Changing Celebrations for Home and Community|
By: Michele Guinness
Number of Pages: 287
Vendor: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 9 X 7 X 0 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 2 ounces
Stock No: WW458151
Michele Guinness was brought up in a practicing Jewish family and is married to a retired Anglican clergyman. She worked for many years as a presenter, researcher, and writer for television and radio, regularly contributing to Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2. Michele contributes to a number of magazines, including Families First and Woman Alive, as well as The Church of England Newspaper. She has also written numerous books, including Archbishop, Autumn Leaves, and The Heavenly Party.