The Heavenly Party is the ideal resource for Christians looking to reintroduce fun, joy, and playfulness into their spiritual lives. Drawing upon her rich Jewish heritage, author Michele Guinness integrates both the sacred and secular in this how-to guide, exploring the importance of festivals, symbols, rituals, and liturgies in the history of Christian celebration. She also outlines the attributes of true celebration and proposes ideas and resources for celebration at home or in the wider community.
In parts one and two, readers will gain insight into the significance of celebration and explore how Jesus loved to party. Then they will dive deeper into the various types of celebrations, such as festivals, anniversaries, the weekly Sabbath, events in the church calendar, and everyday joys. This section includes suggestions for rituals, prayers, and liturgies as well as general ideas for celebration and how to organize a celebration event. Lastly, in part four, readers will delight in fifty of the author's best celebration recipes, adapted from her monthly cookery column in the magazine Woman Alive.
Complete with all the background knowledge, organization details, and celebration ideas that readers need to get started, The Heavenly Party is evidence that Christians should (and can) have the best parties.