A Feast of Seasons
by Margot R Hodson
Celebrate the Bible's festivals with your friends and family!
'An excellent introduction to the Jewish background of Christian celebrations, together with appropriate tasty recipes - food and worship go together!' - Martin Goldsmith
How to purchase
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A Feast of Seasons was published in the UK on 9 June 2000 by Monarch Books, that is now part of Lion Hudson.
It was released in North America on 1 July 2001 by Kregel Publications.
It is in larger paperback format and 224 pages.
UK ISBN: 1 85424 473 6
UK RRP: £7.99
North American edition ISBN: 0825460123
North American list price: $11.99
From Tony Collins, Managing Editor of Monarch Books:
A wonderful resource of colourful customs, delicious recipes and entertaining games for your family and friends!
'Come with me on a journey through the festival year of the Bible,' invites Margot Hodson. 'We will explore traditions that began in Old Testament times. 'As we go through the seasons together we get a feel for the rhythm of the year that Jesus himself knew from childhood. The festivals are havens where we can pause to take a breath: for children they can make up the landscape of the year and are full of excitement and expectancy. For older people they are anchors to happy memories, and familiar companions.' A Feast of Seasons will introduce the Bible's rich traditions to a new audience. Discover Passover, with its stress on sacrifice; Pentecost, emphasising the first fruits of the harvest; Yom Kippur, a time to pray; Tabernacles, a chance to focus on Jesus' presence amongst us; Rosh Hashanah, a trumpet call into the presence of God; Sabbath, a break for rest and family prayer. Margot Hodson explores what these ancient celebrations can mean for
Christians today, showing how we can discover fresh riches within our faith.
This book explores the biblical festival year and giving ideas for celebration. Each chapter takes a different festival and is divided into two parts. The first section: researches its origins; how it developed through the Old Testament period; what happened in the New Testament and Second Temple period; how it developed on in Judaism; what happened to the festival in Christianity and then draws this teaching together to 'make the link.'
The second half of each chapter is full of ideas about how to celebrate the festival. There are crafts and ideas for children, a youth track, recipes and other ideas to make the Bible real today.
You will find some extracts from the book in the Jesus and Judaism and the Highmoor sections of this site.