Praise for "Moments and Days"

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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

"Where has this book been? Now that we have it, what did the church ever do without it, and can I ever not have it nearby? I am savoring this book like a black iron skillet that gets better with age and will use it to cook up some theological dishes I never thought possible." —Leonard Sweet, Author of From Tablet to Table and creator of preachthestory.com

"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. She bids us to keep holy days (not just holidays) and relieve our cultural anxiety that time is running out." —Jen Pollock Michel, author of Teach Us to Want

"This wonderful book is full of both information and inspiration about times we call holidays. The author offers rich background on the origins of both Jewish and Christian observances and includes practical ideas for making these times more meaningful. This book will be an invaluable resource for every home and will make a wonderful gift." —Dale Hanson Bourke, author of Everyday Miracles

"Many books have been written about how to honor God with our talents and treasures, but very few about how to honor Him with our time. Michelle has provided a much-needed resource for those who want to benefit from engaging in the sacred festivals within the Jewish calendar that were observed by Jesus himself or the Christian ones that were inspired by his life and ministry. This book will teach you how to see time from God's perspective and how to leverage it for His glory and your delight. A must-read for anyone who takes the Bible—and their days—seriously." —Justin Kron, Kesher Forum

"Herein lies a vast storehouse of riches that Michelle Van Loon unlocks for us. In Moments and Days, we discover our spiritual roots and the rhythms of our days. Van Loon, a Jewish follower of Jesus, wisely and deftly explores the formative implications of living by the Jewish and Christian festal calendars throughout the year. Jesus himself was spiritually formed by living according to the festal rhythms. If you long to become more like Jesus, then read this book. It is a unique and important work—a gift. Don't miss out." —Marlena Graves, author of A Beautiful Disaster