About the book: In the hectic scramble of a world that asks us to do everything, be everyone, and make it all look easy, we often lose track of the experiences that really matter most—quiet moments in our homes with our families when we feel the peace of Jesus Christ.
The lessons Jesus taught in the homes of His followers were simple. They were basic. And they were—and are—essential. In The Christ-Centered Home, you will discover how to fill your family's hearts with the principles Jesus taught in the most sacred of classrooms: the home.
There is a humility that comes when we invite the Lord into our most private spaces. Within the hush we hear the gentle whisper of His voice, we experience the touch of His hand, and we feel the prompting to rise. Invite Him in, and experience the added measure of peace, strength, courage, and hope that comes when Jesus Christ becomes the central focus of your home.
My review: I was excited to get this book to use. I love the way that Emily Belle Freeman writes. Her style is almost conversational and easy to read. This book is really amazing!
I love the whole premise behind it. From each of the homes that the Savior was in during his ministry there is a story and a lesson. At the end of those there is basically a lesson plan where there's the scripture to talk about and the things to bring out of the scripture, and also something to kind of work on as a family for a month, along with a delicious recipe to make and eat as you are having this lesson with your family. I loved that it's not a specific lesson, more like read this scripture and discuss, I feel like this is the way you are really able to teach something, where each person might learn something out of it individually just for them.
I shared a lesson on love with my family this week. I loved the way there were different things brought out of a scripture story that was already familiar to me. Things I had never thought of with as many times as I had read it. I was hoping that the lesson on love would help our family, lately we've had many fights breaking out between our oldest and middle daughter and I was hoping that there was something in this story that could help that. As I've watched our girls since our family talked about this story, I'm noticing that there have been fewer fights, and they are spending more time together, so something sunk in. That's a mom win right there!
This is a great book and I can't wait to be able to talk more about the lessons and the scriptures with our family!
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I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: EMILY BELLE FREEMAN is a coach's wife, a mother to four children and a few others who have found refuge in her home, author of several bestselling books, and sought-after inspirational speaker. Her days are spent watching over teenagers, her flock of pampered chickens, and a rabbit that she adores. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. For a few minutes every day Emily forgets about the laundry, leaves the dishes in the sink, and writes. She coauthors a blog that is a stopping place for hearts seeking all that is good: www.multiplygoodness.com.
Labels: Emily Freeman, Lesson helps, nonfiction