This girl right here!
If you’ve ever been interested in the liturgical year, tid-bits of history about our traditions or even curious what fun activities other families do to participate in the liturgical calendar, this giveaway is for you!
There’s a new series of books being published that not only follows the liturgical year, but provides great insight, resources and ideas so you and your families can follow along, too! The series is titled Let Us Keep the Feast and is from Doulos Press. There will be four books in total, but right now, I’m focusing on Book One which focuses on Advent and Christmas.
In addition to being chock-full of beautiful, enriching perspectives about these two special seasons, I’m pleased to report that Michelle Bychek of Liturgical Time co-authored it! Many of you have heard me speak highly of her blog and veil shop in the past. After reading her portion of the book, I’m pleased to report that she is just as thorough with her book writing as she is with her gorgeous lace work.
The book is is written from a refreshingly traditional perspective. I should also note that while the book is not specifically Catholic, it does espouse Catholic traditions.
Everything is very streamlined for easy reference. You can follow along page by page or jump around if you’re looking for something specific (recipes and activities for children come to mind). I honestly love this feature because I’m one to grab a book off the shelf and thumb through for craft ideas for my CCD classes.
My absolute favorite part about this book, though, are the various historical insights that explain why we Christians celebrate in the way that we do. I admit I learned a thing or two from these pages, and that, itself, is reason enough to recommend it to others. I haven’t tried any of the recipes, but something tells me that should I venture it, I’d have another reason to recommend as well.
Anyway, I really enjoyed reading this book and learning more about my favorite traditions. You’ve got a chance to score yourselves a copy, too! I'm going the old-fashioned route and taking names. Just comment below and I’ll have Vincent scoop a name from the batch on Friday evening. I haven't videotaped him doing a drawing in a while!
If you can’t wait until then, it’s available in digital form through Doulos’ eStore for only $1.99. If you’re like me and must have a physical copy, it’s $9.95 through Amazon.
So good luck and enjoy the rest of your Advent!