the book

This gorgeously-designed book is a guide to celebrating the rhythm of life’s calendar of events, as well as the Christian liturgical year, focusing on God’s love in our lives. Greer weaves her own faith story with original recipes, crafts and entertaining ideas, creating a vibrant, personal narrative that is a modern take on timeless traditions.- Paraclete Press

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Visit the book page at Paracelete Press to download the patterns for the projects in A Homemade Year

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Praise for A Homemade Year

"Juggling songs of praise with cries for help. Her words and works inspire.."
-Publishers Weekly (read full review here.)

“This energetic book is as useful as it is comforting. Christian formation begins in the home and A Homemade Year gives us ways and means of accomplishing that with joy, holiness, and a healthy portion of just plain, old-fashioned fun.”
 —Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours

"I began reading A Homemade Year one afternoon when I had no fewer than a thousand things going on in my house. Almost immediately, I was drawn into Jerusalem Greer's beautiful writing and became fascinated with her journey through an entire year of liturgical celebrations---some of which (Advent, Epiphany) I celebrate in my own home, but some of which I never knew about before. Two hours later, I was still reading, happily resigned to letting my plans for the day slide. Jerusalem so clearly conveys the significance and beauty of liturgical tradition, and her celebration-specific recipes and crafts are sweet and meaningful, while at the same time completely "do-able" for everyone. This book is an absolute treasure. I want to share it with everyone I know!"
-Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks

“Like many moms, I’m longing to create a sense of rhythm and tradition in our lives and
our home, and this sweet book gives many imaginative, practical places to start.” 
Shauna Niequist, author of Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines

“With waffle crumbs and bacon drippings and brown sugar crystals, Jerusalem Jackson
Greer leaves a Hansel and Gretel-like path to follow as we travel through the seasons of
the liturgical year. A Homemade Year gives families a wonderful sensory way to share and
experience the Christian story at home. I was charmed and moved by this book.” 
—Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color and Praying in Color for Kids

“In a world that struggles to slow down and stay focused on what’s really important, A
Homemade Year gives you new vision to do just that. I can’t wait to get started myself!”
—Courtney Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of A Sweethaven Summer and
Scrapbooking Your Faith

"The book is based on the Liturgical calendar, which I'll be honest I knew little or nothing about. I am now more educated on the subject but in truth that is not what draws me into this book. I'm pulled in by the warmth of her voice. Her obvious love for her people, home and traditions. I'm pulled in by the recipes and the projects that I can't wait to make. I love her ability to make the small moments feel special without spending a ton of money or time making them so. The girl is a natural and I would have wanted this book whether she was a friend of mine or not." 
-Jen Kersher, blogger at The Cottage Nest

All images in A Homemade Year were taken by Judea Jackson. To see more of her work visit her website . To contact her about photo styling and shoots please contact her at JudeaJackson (at) gmail dot com  


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you, Jerusalem! Such wonderful news, can't wait to see your book in "real life" and read every delicious page. What a stellar way to start off the new year. xoxo Lidy

  2. I am so proud of you :)

  3. Hoooooray my friend!!! So so so exciting!! Bravo!!!

  4. How wonderful...I will be looking forward to your new book!
    Carolynn xoxo

  5. How wonderful! So excited for you. The cover is beautiful. Gabreial

    1. Thanks Gabreial! Everyone who worked on it did such a great job - especially my sister who did all the photos.

  6. Great news! I was vistiting your blog a few years ago. Now I found you after yaers. I am proud of you. I like your kitchen unit doors, are so authentic ;) You are authentic!

    1. Thanks so much! And welcome back!

  7. Congratulations on what is clearly a successful book launch! How can I tell? My library has 5 copies checked out and a wait list!

    1. This is really so exciting! Especially because I used to work in a library! How fun- thanks for letting me know!

  8. I thought you might like to see the fun my daughter and I had, inspired by your St Lucia's tray - Thanks for a wonderful book with so many great ideas (and I don't mean just the crafts and recipes).


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