Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Book Review - The Life Giving Home


We yearn for a place of belonging and becoming. A lifegiving haven of warmth, rest, and joy that will bless everyone who enters it. A welcoming respite in an isolated culture. We long for a lifegiving home.
Join beloved authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson to discover the path to a lifegiving home—from a mother who’s known for creating one and her daughter who was raised in it. This is their story: a story about a home where a real family learned to flourish, grow, and belong. Together they offer a treasury of wise advice and spiritual principles to help you create a place for all that is beautiful, good, holy, and foundational to life.

The Lifegiving Home will lead you on a new path to creating special memories for your children, establishing God-centered traditions, and cultivating a loving atmosphere your family will cherish all their lives.


 Sally Clarkson is co-founder of Whole Heart Ministries (with her husband, Clay) and serves as its women’s ministry director. She’s the author of many popular books, including Own Your Life and Desperate (with Sarah Mae). As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of mothers since 1998 through her Mom Heart Conferences and small groups.

Sarah Clarkson is author of two books on children’s literature, as well as a book of devotional stories and meditations for young women. She currently hails from Oxford, England, where she is studying theology.


Sally Clarkson is one of my very favorite authors. She has a way of sharing her heart that speaks directly to my heart. When I saw this book I knew it was one I had to read! I was not disappointed and I think this is my favorite Sally Clarkson book so far. 

Sally authored this book with her daughter, Sarah, and I really enjoyed so many of the insights that Sarah shared. It's so interesting to see their home and family from the daughter's point of view. As a Mom, I often wonder what memories my own children have of our home and of me in our home. What special traditions do they hold dear? It's so fun to see these things from Sarah's perspective, too.

I loved all the things that they shared. We don't have to be super women to make our homes comfortable and inviting. It's about creating comfort and a welcoming atmosphere - like lovely music and candles that smell wonderful. Celebrating the holidays and moments with great joy - these are the things that are shared within this beautiful book.

Sally Clarkson's books were a constant in my life as a homeschooling mom and they are now a constant as I care for my home and family. The wonderful thing about her is that she never pressures you or makes you feel "less than" if you're not doing it all. She encourages and I think most women appreciate this in their life. I know I do! 

I can't say enough wonderful things about this book! I loved it and I will be keeping it handy to refer to time and again. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Tyndale Publishers

Blessings - Julie

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