Theology of Home – Off the Shelf 151 with Noelle Mering

Off the Shelf 151 – Noelle Mering

Home. When you say the word what thoughts spring to mind? In Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday co-authors Carrie Gress, Noelle Mering, and Kim Baile reflect upon the role of our homes in our faith journeys. Join Noelle Mering and I as we look upon a world that seems so hectic it barely has time to stop to breath and how refocusing on the home can save the day. Get your copy of Theology of the home here.

From the publisher TAN Books

Home. It is an elegant word, at once both simple and far-reaching. Home is a place to live in and feel comfortable, but it is much more than that.

Home is where we are nurtured, where we live, and where we love. The language of Home is universal. It is where we find the eternal in the everyday.

But the Home has been neglected. To millions of women today, there is nothing worse than being a “homemaker.” If only they knew the supreme value (and reward) of giving loved ones a place to call Home.

Written by three wives and mothers, Theology of Home is a simple guide to help reorient all of us toward our true home, allowing us to think purposefully about how to make our own homes on earth better equipped to get all those living in them to the Father’s house. Featuring more than 100 beautiful (and inspiring) photographs from homes around the country, profound words from the saints and other literary figures, and in depth commentary on the theological and spiritual underpinnings of our love for Home, Theology of Home offers readers a tour of the both the Home and the human heart.

Whether you live in a sprawling estate or a humble dwelling, whether alone or with a crowd, this is far more than a book of beautiful photos and great décor ideas. You will also learn how to create a deeper sense of the divine through:

  • Creating a welcoming environment that starts with your Door
  • Fostering a sense of remembrance through images, scents, and activities that will keep your family recollecting joy, family, and Christ
  • Making your home a place for joyful gatherings and spiritual growth through an emphasis on light
  • Prioritizing family dinners to feed the body and the soul
  • Opening up your Home to those around you, spreading the joy and peace of Christ with your hospitality
  • And much more. . .

Discover how beauty and order can bring the eternal to your everyday, and help create a path to heaven for those you love most dearly.

Bio

Noelle Mering is a frequent writer on the topics of contemporary culture, politics, and religion. She has worked as a decorating consultant. Noelle, her husband and their six children live in Ventura, California.

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