The Heavenly Party

Recover the fun, life-changing celebrations for home & community


ISBN: 9780857219237

Publication date: October 19, 2018

Format: Ebook

Extent: 288 pages

Imprint: Monarch Books


Drawing upon her rich Jewish heritage, Michele integrates sacred and secular using pilgrim festivals and symbol, ritual and liturgy. She explains what true celebration is, with ideas and resources for celebration at home or in the wider community. Christians should have the best parties!

Part One: Explores what true celebration is and looks at how Jesus loved to party.
Part Two: Festival parties, including anniversaries, a weekly Sabbath, events in the church calendar. Includes suggestions for rituals, prayers, liturgies.
Part Three: General ideas for celebration. Includes suggestions on how to organise the celebration event.
Part Four: 50 best celebration recipes. Adapted from author’s monthly cookery column in Woman Alive.

Meet the author: Mrs Michele Guinness

Bestselling author, Michele Guinness, was brought up in a practising Jewish family and is married to a retired Anglican clergyman. Michele worked for many years as a presenter, researcher and writer for national TV and radio, regularly contributing to Pause For Thought on BBC Radio 2. Michele contributes to a number of magazines, including Families First, Woman Alive, (where she had a cookery column for two years), Christianity and The Church of England Newspaper. Michele has written thirteen books, including: The Heavenly Party and Chosen.

Reviews for The Heavenly Party

"Delightful and inspiring. Full of ideas and encouragement for families and churches that want to recapture a sense of celebration of our faith." Rob Parsons, OBE, founder and Chairman, Care for the Family

''Faith is a serious matter, but who says it has to be dull? Michele's ideals and ideas are captivating, and her imagery inspiring. This book dances like fire on the imagination and kindles a warm glow in the heart. To read Michele Guinness is not so much to read as to see.'' Canon J.John

"Irresistibly infectious, Michele not only writes about a joyful partying spirit but lives it and draws us into it too. This further rediscovery of our rich Jewish heritage should blow church cobwebs away and make us a people of sparkling joy as well as
truth." Os Guinness, author of The Call

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