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Splendor in the Ordinary: Your Home as a Holy Place

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Every room of your house is a holy place where God's grace awaits you, if only you know how to recognize His presence there. Thomas Howard shows you how in Splendor in the Ordinary.
Paperback, 129 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Sophia Institute Press (first published 1976)
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Becky Pliego
Beautiful.
Mystie Winckler
Own.

I don't remember where I heard of this book, but it must have been a persuasive recommendation, because it made it onto an Amazon order without being in queue for a year or more, as is usual for me. I picked it up to read while nursing and holding my newborn and gobbled it up in two days.

Howard enjoins us to see our ordinary daily routine as material for sacrifice or oblation to God, and to see our home as a holy place set apart for God's glory. Life, he says, is always about My Life for Yo
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Jan 13, 2016 Bradford rated it really liked it
See the ordinary stuff of life through Thomas Howard's eyes. It may change you forever. It did me.

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Mar 25, 2009 RF rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've read - truly beautiful. Incarnation in the daily stuff of life. Love it.
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Thomas Howard (b. 1935) is a highly acclaimed writer and scholar.

He was raised in a prominent Evangelical home (his sister is well-known author and former missionary Elisabeth Elliot), became Episcopalian in his mid-twenties, then entered the Catholic Church in 1985, at the age of fifty. At the time, his conversion shocked many in evangelical circles, and was the subject of a feature article in th
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