I'm so pleased to be sharing about Sally and Sarah's new book today! At the bottom of this post, you will find a way to win both the book shown above and the companion book written by Sally and Joel Clarkson called The Life Giving Home Experience.
My daughter tells the story of being asked how we became friends with the Clarksons. Her reply was something like, "My mom blogs about her cat".
Actually, Sally Clarkson was my friend long before we met online and in person. I took Sally with me to the park as my homeschooled son wore off excess energy running up and down the equipment or hiking the trails... for that was when I would listen to her tapes on cassettes.
Sally was with me when I curled up at a corner of the sofa, a hot beverage at my side, finally getting a chance to rest after a long day. As I read her books, I felt she was there. That she knew me. That she understood.
I could connect with Sally in the way we were both deeply influenced by Edith Schaeffer's books. Especially from her book called Hidden Art (known as The Hidden Art of Homemaking in paperback). I always thought of Sally as the younger generation's Edith Schaeffer and shared with her quite often... mostly in the comments on her blog after a lovely post... that I would love to see her write a Hidden Art kind of book.
This book, The Life Giving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging & Becoming, is the answer to that wish from me and many others who have longed for it to be written. For Sally shares the hows of creating a life giving home as well as the reasons we should do so.
I now understand God's timing for this book. It could not have been written in previous years. It takes Sarah Clarkson's heart and soul and gifting to also make this book possible. For it is the coming together of the ideas from mother and daughter that creates something even better than it would have been separately. Magic. Narnia magic.
Sarah has the gift of a writer who takes us beyond the everyday world around us. She stretches the imagination. She makes the Incarnation real. Sarah's writing has always given me pause to ponder and reflect on the work God is doing in each of us. She once again brings such writing to the table in The Lifegiving Home.
The Life Giving Home is divided into two Parts. Part One is titled Thinking about Home. It consists of:
- A Lifegiving Legacy (Sally)
- Made for Home (Sarah)
- A Symphony of Grace (Sally)
- The Rhythms of Incarnation (Sarah)
Part Two is called Seasons of Home with chapters being divided by the months of the year. They are:
January: Creating a Framework for Home: Rhythms, Routines, and Rituals (Sally)
February: A Culture of Love: Growing Lifelong Relationships (Sally)
March: The Art of the Ordinary: Finding Beauty in Your Own Backyard (Sarah)
April: A Heritage of Faith: Engaging with God's Story (Sarah)
May: Days to Commemorate: Marking Growth with Celebration (Sally)
June: Times of Delight: Creating a Value for Play (Sally)
July: A Heroic Heritage: Engaging with Story and History (Sarah)
August: The Story of Us: Shaping and Celebrating Family Culture (Sally)
September: When Seasons Change: Gathering In for Home and Soul (Sarah)
October: Home is Best: Serving Life within Your Walls (Sally)
November: Blessed and Blessing: Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity (Sarah)
December: The Rhythm of Celebration: Seasons of Rejoicing in Family Life (Sarah)
Tyndale is giving away a copy of both the book and the companion book (which can be used for personal study or better yet... with a group!). All you have to do is leave a comment below. If you are of an age when your children are grown, I'm sure you will know families who will benefit from them!
Comment moderation is enabled so your comment will show up after it has been moderated. By moi'. A winner will be picked by random on Wednesday at 5:00!
Further information can be found at Amazon.com. Information regarding The Lifegiving Home... here. Information regarding The Lifegiving Home Experience can be found... here. Links to Amazon.com are Associate links.