The Lifegiving Home
I was super excited to receive a copy of The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally and Sarah Clarkson. As a wife and stay at home mom, I'm always looking for ways to make our home more peaceful, relaxing, godly, and, well ... lifegiving! I eagerly anticipated its arrival and opened it up as soon as I got it. First of all, the cover of this book is just beautiful. It immediately gave me a peaceful, homey feeling. But let's move onto the inside of the book - the description reads:
"How to make home your family’s favorite place to be . . . all year long.
Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy . . . the one place where you and your family can’t wait to be?
There is good news waiting for you in the pages of The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you’ll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it: popular authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Together they offer a rich treasure of wise advice, spiritual principles, and practical suggestions. You’ll embark on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing home-building and God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment in which your family will flourish. (Don’t miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Home Experience.)"
I absolutely loved this book. It was so challenging, yet so encouraging. I loved the month-by-month format that takes you through the entire year. I'm planning on getting the companion book/journal, "The Lifegiving Home Experience" to work through this book in depth over the next year. The fact that this book was written by a mother-and-daughter team made it feel extra special. I liked all the wonderful ideas given throughout and am excited to try them. I also felt challenged to welcome people into my home more often (which we should all do and practice, Christian hospitality). I highly recommend this book (and the companion piece) to every woman looking to improve her home and make it a more peaceful, restful, and meaningful place. This book will truly help you nurture your family and make your house a home.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.