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Treasuring God in Our Traditions
Treasuring God in Our Traditions

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Noel Piper and I must be kindred spirits. When her husband, John, described her in the introduction to this book as velvet steel, a no-nonsense, suck-it-up, thick-skinned doer, I suspected we were cut from the same cloth. But when I read her book, especially when I saw her zeal for family devotions, I knew that we shared the same passion for living a God-centered life that included evaluating family traditions.

Although just over 100 pages, Treasuring God in our Traditions is not lightweight fluff. So don't look here for 101 tips to avoid frantic holidays or a dozen ways to use leftover turkey. Instead, Noel brings the focus where it should be, challenging us to ask what our traditions teach our children about God. God-centered, Bible-saturated traditions are among the best ways to show children that God is our greatest treasure. How are we reflecting Christ in our everyday habits, special occasions and of course the holidays? And if you are at a crossroads with this issue you will find that Noel gives wonderfully sensible suggestions about keeping, changing, or dropping the traditions we inherit or marry into.

Treasuring God in our Traditions not only guides the reader into a deeper understanding of the crucial role tradition plays in a family that sincerely desires to glorify God, it also presents an intimate glimpse into the family of respected pastor and theologian John Piper. Particularly insightful is their joint article on family worship in the church. Outstanding!

Our children have been raised in a home that is willing to throw out what is the norm and begin from scratch to establish God-centered family traditions. If yours is also, you will appreciate this book as much as I have.
Publisher's Information
Author: Noel Piper
Pages: 128
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: Sep 7, 2007
ISBN: 9781581348330
Publisher: Crossway Books

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
So helpful... November 21, 2008
Reviewer: JS from Union Mills, NC United States  
In searching for a more meaningful way to celebrate Christmas with our children, I came across Noel Piper's book on family traditions. It has helped me to understand the biblical why's of incorporating traditions into the fabric of family life, and goes a step further with several practical (and interesting!) how-to's from her own family history.

I find I use it year-round, because the book covers so many more holidays than just Christmas, and even has several suggestions for birthdays.

What I love most about this book, though, is not the abundance of ideas on how to celebrate these important days, but her God-centered and God-honoring approach.

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