The Christ Centered Home
by Emily Belle Freeman
It's not often that I'm kind of blown away by a book. Well, I was blown away by this book! I knew it was going to include 12 devotionals you can do with your family, each month of the year. I guess I thought it would be more like the FHE lessons I provide here. But it is SO much more.
I was especially touched by the chapter on prayer. The author shares personal experiences, moments from the life of Abraham Lincoln, and bible accounts from the life of Jesus Christ. This is an example of her excellent writing style and how skilled she is at weaving a story that will inspire you. She gave me so much to think about in terms of how I pray about my own children, with my own children, and how to best guide them to a life of prayer. Here's one of my favorite passages.
This book would be especially well suited to those with older children at home. My small kids would love the easy recipes she includes at the end of each chapter, but I think this series of monthly family devotionals would have the greatest impact on ages 10 and up. Why? Because it is truly an inspiring way to delve into the scriptures and the questions she poses and the goals she encourages you to make would be really relatable to a teen, without being over their heads. I just kept thinking, as I read this book, what a great resource this is for my family when my oldest kids are not quite ready for adult gospel discussions, but a bit too old for our usual Family Home Evening fare with coloring pages and mazes.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It would be a true asset in any home that seeks to bring Christ into their every day. You can buy this book anywhere books are sold! Or if you just want it delivered to your door while you lounge in your pajamas (like me) you can buy from Amazon.
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