A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together by Jerusalem Jackson Greer
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.
Greer has also created an activity guide to go along with the reflections in A Handmade Year. That guide, which includes lesson plans and discussion guides, can be found here.
Paperback: 224 pages
Dimensions: 7.0 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.0 pounds
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
"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...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...Start your own traditions with what you think would work best for your family."
— Jo Dee Soles, Practical Homeschooling
“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
“A mixture of family recipes, beautiful liturgical crafts and heartfelt stories, this book is sure to speak to your soul and remind you of days past and the traditions you hold dear. If you long to make life special for your family and friends in simple yet significant ways and share the rich traditions of the Christian liturgical holidays, Jerusalem’s words, ideas and simple country style are sure to bring a smile to your face and ideas to your Pinterest boards.”
— Rev. Monique McBride, Perspectives