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.
Let A Homemade Year inspire you to discover new and creative ways to experience the rhythm of God's story in your home, with your family and friends, through fun, colorful crafts, party ideas, and recipes. Divided into seasons, A Homemade Year is filled with celebrations that you already observe and some you may never have heard of. May this book be a jumping-off point for creating joy and lasting memories through the church year.
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, Im 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 whats really important, A Homemade Year gives you new vision to do just that. I cant wait to get started myself! Courtney Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of A Sweethaven Summer and Scrapbooking Your Faith
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.