Concluding Thoughts: Bibliography and Resources


If you’re interested in reading more on these topics, here are some places to start!  Books marked with an asterisk are ones on my own to-read list.  If any of them look interesting to you, let me know and we can read together!

General Resources on Homemaking,
Family Traditions, & Daily Routines:

Treasuring God in our Traditions, Noel Piper (This link is to the free PDF download. You can also buy a copy of the book from your favorite retailer.)

Bread and Wine, Shauna Niequist (Inspiration and recipes to help you practice hospitality)

One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp (Cultivating the habit of daily gratitude)
A Holy Experience blog (lots of good ideas for a gospel-centered home)

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, Marva Dawn (Ideas for worshipful Sabbath observance)

The Hawk and the Dove trilogy, Penelope Wilcock (Yes, it’s fiction, but it’s a beautiful picture of a gracious liturgical home)

Like Mother, Like Daughter blog (A Catholic mother and her adult daughters all contribute to this blog, where they discuss all sorts of topics related to homemaking, homeschooling, hand-crafting, child-raising, and living out Christian faith in the home.)

*The Shaping of a Christian Family, Elisabeth Elliott

*For the Family’s Sake: The Value of Home in Everyone’s Life, Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

*What is a Family? and The Hidden Art of Homemaking, Edith Schaeffer

*The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy, and “Women’s Work,” Kathleen Norris

Devotional/Theological Reading

(Obviously there are tons of very scholarly resources on this topic, most of which I have not read.  These are ones that I have found particularly accessible, and/or that are especially geared toward women.)

King’s Cross, Tim Keller (New to Jesus or to studying theology? Start with the gospel of Mark.)

Voices from the Past: Puritan Devotional Readings, ed. Richard Rushing

Housewife Theologian, Aimee Byrd

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home, Gloria Furman

The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism, Kevin DeYoung (Catechism questions paired with DeYoung’s reflections)

*Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History, Diana Lynn Severance

Written Prayers

A Diary of Private Prayer, John Baillie (Morning and evening prayers for each day of a month)

The Valley of Vision, ed. Arthur G. Bennett

Celtic Daily Prayer, The Northumbria Community

The Book of Common Prayer

*Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History’s Best Teachers, Gary Neal Hansen

Resources on the Liturgical Calendar and Seasons

Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God, Bobby Gross

Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year, Robert E. Webber

Page CXVI Calendar Project (One of my favorite hymn bands is making an album with music for Advent/Christmas, Lent/Palm Sunday/Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday/Easter.  Click to help fund the projects by preordering, or to see a preview of the Advent album to be released in December.)


Daily Audio Bible

Seeds Family Worship (Bible verses set to music– very well done and enjoyable for the whole family!)

Teach Them the Faith (Children’s catechism set to music–surprisingly catchy!  We love this one for falling-asleep music and for quiet-time-in-the-car music.)

Keith and Kristyn Getty (modern hymn writers)

Some of my other favorite hymn-singing artists: Page CXVI, Sandra McCracken, Jadon Lavik, Matthew Smith

If you have additional recommendations, I’d love to hear about them in the comments!  Thanks again for spending time with me here this month!


8 responses to “Concluding Thoughts: Bibliography and Resources

  1. You should check out The Brilliance – they’re also writing album based on the different church seasons.

  2. Great series, Linds! Loved it every single day!!

  3. leslie.caroline

    So great. I want to just print all of these and make myself a book.

  4. Absolutely fantastic. This series has been a topic at our table many times this month! Please let me know when your turn it into an e-book. (Seriously. I want one for myself, but I think it would be so meaningful to many!)

    • Hmm. I will certainly take it under advisement. And if it happens, you will be the first to know! Meanwhile, I’d be happy to print out all the posts and staple them together, per Leslie’s idea. 😉

      So glad you enjoyed reading along; thanks for all the great comments this month! And wish I could be part of some of those conversations around the table!

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