Read A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together Online Free - 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
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May 31, 2013
I just got this in the mail yesterday as a Firstreads copy and it's a beautiful book! I have not read it in it's entirely, and probably will never sit down to read it chapter-to-chapter, but I've read the preface, and flipped through, read bits & pieces, bookmarked, laughed out loud, and been...
January 06, 2014
I love this book. Almost every single page is dog-earred or highlighted or underlined. I am making plans to make an advent wreath out of Mason jars ... not exactly an idea from the book, but I feel like it will fit my family and help us to celebrate the season better and that's what I've gotten f...
May 16, 2013
This book is so relaxing! No pressure of perfection - just lots of ideas of how to make celebrating the seasons creative & fun. Jerusalem's stories of the messiness of everyday life balance the quirky takes on crafts and recipes to highlight a variety of liturgical holidays. I don't have kids...
May 09, 2013
Although my family is grown, I found this book well presented and full of lovely ideas for the home and celebrations with family and friends. Jerusalem Jackson Greer follows the Christian calendar, many of which I was unfamiliar. There are crafts, words of wisdom, recipes and ways to have fun. He...
March 16, 2016
Great ideas for marking important dates in the Church year. (and very doable too!) Enjoyed this book. You can refer back to it from time to time for a way to celebrate with your family.
July 27, 2017
Meh. She tries real hard, but it is too flowery, too depressy, and not anything I'm interested in making or doing. I had hoped that it would be more about simplifying and cutting WAY back... but it wasn't.
October 02, 2017
A lovely look at living liturgically, by recognizing some smaller religious holidays, as well as Advent and Lent. I don't know that I'll make anything from the book but I enjoyed reading about her approach and reflecting on how we could incorporate more of our own traditions into our home.
September 25, 2016
A great resource for the liturgical year. Essays, crafts, and recipes are included.
January 16, 2015
I got this from the library and I expected more of a straight out crafting book. I was looking for ideas and projects to stir my creativity, what I found was way better!
I found thoughts that challenged me, made me think, about life, spirituality and acceptance. I am not even half way through this...
November 18, 2013
Don't judge a book by the cover. Or the title. Both were so me. But inside not quite. I felt the stories were choppy and contrived to fit the needs of the food or the craft. She mentions bad times but doesn't expand. The best chapter was about her family and the tornado they survived. But I don't...