I had originally hoped to finish this book before Christmas, but you know that just didnt happen. This book doesn't just talk about Christmas, but all traditions period. I sooo enjoyed it. Here are my thoughts:
Things I Liked About the Book:
- She gives real examples! If you have read any of my other book reviews, then you should know that I need real tangible examples an most books don't deliver. But she did!
- Very well organized and it flowed really well. One chapter built into the next easily.
- I expected to feel like she was "super holy mom" and I would never live up- I mean she is John Piper's wife. (Have you ever read a John Piper book? Intense!) But I actually felt like she did a great job of just being a real mom who is trying to be intentional. I mean, she is still pretty intense and amazing, but not intimidating.
- I loved reading about what having traditions actually teaches your children. Its a form of discipleship. I had never thought about how a tradition could reflect and teach about God's character- His faithfulness or His Joy etc.
- The chapter on "Everyday and the Ultimate" which talks about our everyday traditions centered on worship and devotion of the Lord. Good stuff people!
- There is just alot of wisdom, I wish I had the time to type out all of the stuff I highlighted.
- It is super cute too, with little recipes and letters throughout it.
Things that annoyed me about this book:
- I honestly just loved it. Usually I am pretty critical, but there wasn't anything that annoyed me.
So basically I think you should read it. And I think I am going to reread it before Christmas this year to get me pumped for the Holidays!