Book Giveaway: The Life Giving Home!!!

UPDATE: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER AND THE WINNERS ARE DEBBIE S AND JENNY M!

I’m super excited to be able to offer a copy of Sally Clarkson’s newest book, the Life Giving Home, to TWO Joy-filled Days readers, courtesy of Tyndale House publishers!

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Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

“One of the first obstacles I find in presenting the vision for the importance of home is the almost unconscious assumption on the part of many modern people that home is inherently a sentimental notion and that beauty is peripheral to spiritual formation. We discount our own homesickness as a form of weakness. We marginalize the beautiful. We dismiss the aesthetic as second class. WE think of beautiful spaces and comforting traditions as spiritually unnecessary and underestimate the profound importance of a safe place for growing minds and souls.” Sarah Clarkson, pg 15,16

“We must understand homemaking not as a retreat from the fallen world, not as a retrenchment from culture, but as a profound engagement with it. ” Sarah Clarkson, pg 17

No matter what has transpired throughout the day, we can close it by speaking to our children’s hearts with something like, “I love you no matter what. Please forgive me for my impatience today” or “I forgive you for your disobedience today” or “You are very precious to me. I am blessed to have you.” pg 56

“So often we get caught up in the immediate things, the practical tasks–getting the housework done, doing our jobs, checking homework, paying bills, disciplining our children. yet it is the emotional and spiritual atmosphere our children and friends breathe–the way we treat people, the foundations of the grace we live by, that will attach their hearts to ours and ultimately to God.” pg 65

“Even as an orchestra needs a conductor to choose the music, lead rehearsals, and unite all of the instruments into a harmonious sound, so every home needs someone to conduct what I call the life music of home–its atmosphere.” pg 24

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18 comments

  1. Monica says:

    Family movie on Friday night, pizza on NYE, thankful walks on November 1 to gather branches for our thankful tree.

  2. I would love to read this so winning it would be even better ­čśë!

  3. Hannah Marie says:

    Would love to read this book! I’m a young mama with a lot to learn!

  4. Mary Etta Yu says:

    We have family devotions in the evenings along with prayer time. Family meal times. Prayer walks around the neighborhood. Movie nights. Late nights watching meteor showers together.

  5. Erin Roneree says:

    I am having trouble coming up with a life giving tradition in my home which probably means this book is useful to me. Advent calendars at Christmas?

  6. Brenda says:

    We have family devotions in the evenings along with prayer time. Family meal times. Every Friday night is pizza and movie night.

  7. Dawn says:

    Family movie night, Monday fun day, and once a month trip to the zoo with a picnic lunch of homemade spinach pies. We have experienced a great deal of loss this past year so this book would be wonderful as I seek to nourish the souls of my family.

  8. Jennie says:

    Friday night pizza movie night!

  9. Sara says:

    If I win, I’m donating the copy to our church library! If I don’t, I’m buying a copy for our church library. :)

  10. Erin says:

    Saturday night is family night in our house!!! Can’t wait to read this book!

  11. Melissa says:

    This book looks lovely. Right now, we are doing a read-aloud streak, keeping track of how many days in a row we can go reading aloud together.

  12. Mrs. T says:

    When our grandchildren were often here, we would have waffles (made by Grampa) every Sunday morning, and always homemade pizza and soup for Wednesday night supper.

  13. Ruth says:

    Thank you for the chance @ winning this beautiful book.
    I, too, will buy one IF not chosen. I am very taken
    with the other comments and so joyful for the community
    of building ” life-giving homes.”

  14. Hmmm…life giving traditions…
    We play the “thankful” game all of November, every November. We go round and round commenting what we are thankful for. We all love it. The past 2 years we’ve added a big pumpkin to the mix, that we each randomly write things we are thankful for.

  15. Lisa says:

    One of my lifegiving traditions with my toddler is reading Bible stories with him every day at breakfast. He loves his rhyming Bible, and asks for it every morning!

  16. Jenny M says:

    We do family bible and devotions every morning. I would love to win and be able to gift this book to my friend!
    Sorry if this comment is a duplicate, not sure if first went thru..