1/23/16

The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming - Sally Clarkson & Sarah Clarkson


3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS -
Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books, including Own Your Life and Desperate (with Sarah Mae). As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of mothers through Whole Heart Ministries (www.wholeheart.org), which she founded with her husband, Clay, in 1998. Since then, she has advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences (www.momheart.org), speaking to audiences on several continents. Sally encourages many through her blogs and websites—www.sallyclarkson.com and www.lifegivinghome.com (the companion site to this book)—as well as through her e-books and live webinars. - See more at: http://www.tyndaleblognetwork.com/1_title/author-bio.php?authorID=2247#sthash.k4YCqQJb.dpuf
Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books, including Own Your Life and Desperate (with Sarah Mae). As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of mothers through Whole Heart Ministries (www.wholeheart.org), which she founded with her husband, Clay, in 1998. Since then, she has advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences (www.momheart.org), speaking to audiences on several continents. Sally encourages many through her blogs and websites—www.sallyclarkson.com and www.lifegivinghome.com (the companion site to this book)—as well as through her e-books and live webinars. - See more at: http://www.tyndaleblognetwork.com/1_title/author-bio.php?authorID=2247#sthash.k4YCqQJb.dpuf
Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books, including Own Your Life and Desperate (with Sarah Mae). As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of mothers through Whole Heart Ministries (www.wholeheart.org), which she founded with her husband, Clay, in 1998. Since then, she has advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences (www.momheart.org), speaking to audiences on several continents. Sally encourages many through her blogs and websites—www.sallyclarkson.com and www.lifegivinghome.com (the companion site to this book)—as well as through her e-books and live webinars.
Sarah Clarkson is a freelance writer and current student of theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. She is the author of three books: Read for the Heart (a guide to children's literature), Caught Up in a Story (on the formative power of story), and Journeys of Faithfulness (a creative, contemplative devotional for young women). She has worked extensively with family and student discipleship ministries, where she has gained a deep desire to help people discover the gift and importance of home. In blogs, books, and her current research, she explores the spiritual significance of story, the intersection of theology and imagination, and the formative power of beauty. She writes regularly about her adventures at www.thoroughlyalive.com and is at slow work on a novel. She can often be found with a cup of good coffee in one of the many quaint corners amidst Oxford's "dreaming spires." - See more at: http://www.tyndaleblognetwork.com/1_title/author-bio.php?authorID=3523#sthash.uqqsLhEd.dpuf
Sarah Clarkson is a freelance writer and current student of theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. She is the author of three books: Read for the Heart (a guide to children's literature), Caught Up in a Story (on the formative power of story), and Journeys of Faithfulness (a creative, contemplative devotional for young women). She has worked extensively with family and student discipleship ministries, where she has gained a deep desire to help people discover the gift and importance of home. In blogs, books, and her current research, she explores the spiritual significance of story, the intersection of theology and imagination, and the formative power of beauty. She writes regularly about her adventures at www.thoroughlyalive.com and is at slow work on a novel. She can often be found with a cup of good coffee in one of the many quaint corners amidst Oxford's "dreaming spires." 

MY THOUGHTS -
I really wanted to love and be able to use this book, but it just wasn't "it" for me. It was enjoyable enough. I liked reading some of the passages. It was a nice read, sweet, heartwarming - but just didn't thrill me. And for ME wasn't as useful as I had hoped. I only saw two other reviews (it's new!) and they were both 5 stars - so I don't know?? Difference of opinion or difference in expectations.
To my this read more like a memoir (and not a very exciting one) than a "helping book", kind of like a devotional. So of that is what you are looking for than great! I guess I wasn't looking for that. 


Even though I didn't love this book as much as I wanted to - like I said it was enjoyable to read, and it might be just the thing you are looking for!

Thank you Tyndale House Publishing for sending me this book for my honest review.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I was afraid of that. I'm looking for more of a "how-to" as well. Oh well...

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