Moments and Days
How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith
by Michelle Van Loon
"Michelle Van Loon’s wise, readable, and informed study of the two calendars is a gift for all of us." —Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary
Michelle Van Loon helps us treasure our time as a gift and a spiritual responsibility and God as faithfully present in all our moments and days.
"These calendars do not exist so we can pencil in days of celebration and sorrow alongside our oh-so-important schedules. Instead, each calendar demands we prioritize our lives according to their rhythms, because their rhythms represent God's saving work in our lives and in the world."
"We lose time, save time, waste time, find time. But what about inhabiting time? That is Michelle Van Loon's important invitation through her well-studied exploration of the Jewish and Christian calendars." —Jen Pollock Michel, author of "Teach Us to Want"
"It is Shabbat, the Sabbath. The hush holds the city in its embrace until about an hour or so after sunset on Saturday. The volume builds once again in the early evening darkness as Jerusalem returns to its regularly scheduled program—until the following Friday afternoon."
Check out Michelle Van Loon's Patheos blog where she writes about spiritual formation and the foundations of the Jewish and Christian faiths.