Monday, October 29, 2012

celebrating the church year - a book

I mentioned in my review of "The Exact Place" that I was under contract to Doulos Resources, but I don't think I've explained why here on the blog, and it's really very exciting.

I'm editing a book on celebrating the church year in the home. It's a book that will gather, in one place, all the information you need in order to match the rhythm of your home life to the rhythm of the church year. Is it Advent? Open the book to the chapter on Advent, and find seasonal prayers, recipes, and crafts, as well as the history of the season, and ideas for extending your celebration to include friends and neighbors. And the same for Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter . . . there's not a season in the year we're not covering!

Like many evangelicals, I've spent the last decade or two realizing that my heritage as a Christian includes more than just the past five centuries of Christian history. Cranmer and Calvin are mine, but so are Augustine and Anselm.

And the feasts and fasts of the church year are ours too, but sometimes it's hard to know how to celebrate them in daily life. This book will tell you how. I'm so pleased and excited to be part of bringing it into existence.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell


sarah marie said...

This sounds wonderful! Something I'd love to have in my library.

Elena said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Amber said...

Congratulations!! I noticed that little bit at the end of your review and wondered when you might post a little more about it. :-)

Jessica Snell said...

thanks, ladies! I'm really excited about it. :)

Unknown said...

Jessica, Having followed your liturgical seasons blog posts for a few years, I would love to be informed when this comes out.

I'm not online much these days and haven't checked your blog for months. So glad I caught this. If you post Advent resources, please feel free to leave a comment at Lent & Beyond sometime with links to your entries here. I will set up an "Advent 2012" sticky post there as a place to gather links and resource ideas, but may not be able to do much blogging myself.

May God lavish His grace on your family.

Karen B., Lent & Beyond

Jessica Snell said...

Karen, what kind words! Thank you so much. I'll be sure to let you know when the book releases. :)