God-treasuring traditions can be ordinary, everyday habits such as telling stories, attending church, and using affectionate nicknames. They may be rare "especially" occasions such as funerals and weddings. And they are also the creative ways we reflect Christ in our holidays.
Noël Piper believes that by our traditions we can help the next generation treasure God, and at the same time deepen our own love for Him. Only God can give our children a taste for His sweetness. Only God can awaken them to His worth. But He uses means. He uses God-centered traditions and Bible-saturated family patterns and grace-laden heirlooms. Year in and year out our traditions can show children that God is our Treasure. With family traditions rooted firmly in the Bible, the next generation absorbs the truth that the treasure we have in God is ancient in wisdom and strength—and fresh as the morning dew.
Noël opens her home to you—more than thirty years of marriage and mothering. She invites you into the happy, imperfect Piper pattern of live (including a few family-occasion poems written by her husband, John).
Table of Contents:
Foreword by John Piper
- What Is Tradition?
- What Makes Tradition Important?
- How Do Traditions Teach?
- "Everyday" and the Ultimate
- "Everyday" Traditions, the Family, and the World
- "Especially" Traditions
- Especially Christmas
- Especially Easter
- What Now?
Appendix: The Family Together in God's Presence
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