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The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson

First of all, you're going to want to read this book all at once, I'm going to recommend against that. There is quite a bit of information and practical things to put into play within this book. The monthly divisions make it easier for you to put things into action, if you take them a month at a time. Some of them include a culture of love, heritage of faith, times of delight, and the rhythm of celebration. The twelve separate chapters take a practical look at creating a lifegiving home. Simple things, such as taking walks together, stopping in the midst of an ordinary day to share time together, having books in your home that speak to your heart.

 Sally and Sarah Clarkson present so many wonderful ideas in this book. The nice thing about their interaction is that it is of one who was called to create and one that was nurtured in that creation. It may also be one of the downfalls. Because the two have so much history together within the context of the lifestyle they're p…

40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole

Lent is fast approaching, but there is still plenty of time for you to get a copy of 40 Days of Decrease. You should get one and maybe another copy while you're at it, because there's going to be someone you encounter this Lenten season that you'll want to give a copy to.
40 Days of Decrease is a forty day devotional that uses the text of the gospel of John. Each day includes a commentary on the daily scripture reading, a reflection for you to ponder, a fast for you to try, a history lesson on lent and a space for you to journal your thoughts.
Chole does an excellent job of digging into the gospel of John and pointing out various things in our life that we could use less of. She does not just suggest food, but attitudes of the heart and mind as well.
Overall, the format is varied enough that it can be satisfying for someone just picking up another devotional to add to the pile as well as something a little deeper and thought provoking for the theological crowd. The histor…