Also Known As (AKA) The Big Purple Book
Learn the teaching method God uses to teach His children. The ultimate hands-on Bible lessons! Teach your children the way God instructed the Hebrews to teach their children --with annual events telling the story of His people and the coming of Jesus.
The symbolism in the Bible is an absorbing subject! This book reveals Jesus's death, burial, and resurrection, all foretold in the Spring holidays, and find out how to recognize His second coming by learning about the Fall holidays! This giant, 585 page telephone-size book gives an an extensive look at the nine annual holidays: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles, Hanukkah, Purim and the weekly holiday--the Sabbath!
Having this book at your fingertips is like having a library on the Bible holidays! Easily a $100 value!
This book includes information that will fill ten books: one on each of the seven holidays in Leviticus, the Sabbath, plus Hanukkah and Purim, and tons of information about the importance of our Hebrew Roots. You'll use this book over and over for year to come!
You Will Learn:
- About the historical, agricultural, spiritual, and prophetic purposes of each holiday,
- How how each holiday points to Christ
- Creative ways to teach the holy days to your children
- About projects, crafts, recipes, games, and songs for celebrating each holiday.
- How to incorporate teaching of the biblical holidays with the academic school subjects!
- About fascinating balanced information about the New Testament Church and our Hebrew roots.
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A reader from Texas
Our Families Favorite Holiday Book - EVER!, book is a fabulous find! It begins by telling a semi-humerous but perfectly true short story about how we were 'hoodwinked' (my words, not the author's) by a ruler (this was Constantine) into discarding the Biblical holidays - they are NOT Jewish holidays, they are always referred in the Bible as "MY(God's)Festivals" - and taking on the pagan holidays of those around them. Then it goes on to show how we can and should be doing the Lord's festivals and why. What they are foreshadowings of. It covers all the festivals, including Hanukkah and Purim. It gives background info and then moves on into today's ways of celebrating and what each festival is representative of. This wonderful guide even goes into explaining the differences in interpretation on the Fall Holidays, which have not even been fulfilled yet by God, and how there are 3 views of order:pre-trib, post-trib. and mid-trib.
You can adapt it to fit your families belief. For homeschoolers, there is a section on each festival for you to do a unit study on, and great charts to assist in this. Crafts, games, and things to do are also included which can be copied and traced, etc. The back section has a question and answer session on the most commonly asked questions by people new to this. Both those trying to understand and those who want to know how to explain it to their family and friends. Everything is covered in easy to comprehend details and although it is large, it is quite easy to read and learn from. The only thing not in this comprehensive book of festivals are some of the wonderful prayers said worldwide during these festivals, but one can find those in many other places.
That said - this is hands down our families most favorite holiday book(and we have purchased at least 12)of all time. I think the opening short story is one of the most clever things I've ever read to explain this phenomenon of the reurn to Biblical rules, bar none. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone- and I do all the time!
At the last [home school] convention in Michigan, A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays was one of our best-sellers, topped only by Our Father Abraham. Thanks for all the work you put into creating the The Biblical Holidays. May HaShem bless you and your family in all your endeavors! B'Shalom.
A reader from Anchorage, Alaska
This is a fascinating book. It is an excellent resource for those wanting to learn about the biblical holidays and their significance and reflection of Jesus! It has lots of info on how to observe them and even projects and games for kids. This book is a great investment and I highly recommend it. I as a Baptist Christian have had my eyes opened to a new understanding that I was missing out on before because I didn't understand the Jewishness of the Bible which makes a great difference in Bible study once learned about!
d Chastain, Georgia
For those having limited experience with Jewish beliefs this is a wonderful way to really get started. It's all been researched and easily laid out so there is limited Prep time and and you can move on the holidays quickly and it's fun. I love being able to tie my family's beliefs back to where they began and teaching my children that our belief began with the God's chosen people and is as real and meaningful today. If you want to bring the origin of Christianty into your home to study this is the book.
This is the best book I have ever seen on the festivals. It is done from the perspective that you are not already knowledgeable about the festivals of God. I t is also a very fast read and if you have children is also has crafts and foods to make. It is well worth every penny! I highly recommend this book. In June of 98 I left my Baptist roots and began the search God led me on to learn of his Biblical holidays and wonderful plan for my life.
Just yesterday I was again blessed by your "Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays" book as I pulled it out (once again) to get some ideas for our upcoming Hannukah celebration. I recently purchased your "What Your Child Needs to Know When" book, the new edition, and am just now beginning to read through it. Thank you for the quality materials you have been publishing!! Thank you for being a willing servant to help make materials available that we can use to teach our children the FULL scriptures about the one true living Elohim, who is the same yesterday, today and forever!! HE orders the steps of a righteous man. HE promises us blessings when we choose the way of life, Torah living. Baruch HaShem! B'shem Yeshua HaMashiach.
I just wanted to write you a quick note to tell what a blessing the "Family Guide Guide to Biblical Holidays" is. God has commanded that these festivals and holy day be celebrated through all generations. Unfortunately, we Christians have neglected to follow those instructions. Even when we become aware that we should be doing these things, it is an arduous task to reference the procedures and customs. I have been interested in this area of research for several years and I am delighted that you have provided such a accurate, insightful and imaginative work to publication. I know it is Gods will that we worship Him and celebrate what He has done, His way. Your work provides the information required to educate us. Thank you so very much again.
I personally want to thank you for your prolific writing on the subject of our Hebraic roots. We've also been using the Biblical Holiday book for 2 years now-probably purchased it shortly after its publication. Discovering and walking through the feasts is so fulfilling to a deep, deep need within me-I can't explain it, but am ever grateful for the work you've put into all of these various editions you've published that help us better understand our spiritual heritage. So, with a grateful heart, have a wonderful day with your loving family. We have 9 children and are so thankful for the privilege to teach them at home-you've helped make my/our job very satisfying.
Cheryle Holeman, HaY'Did (The Friend) Learning Center
Finally! Just what you have been looking for! An extensive program designed to give your family a full year of biblically based hands on experiences. This book explains all the feasts of the Lord in light of the Messiah Jesus/Yeshiva. Each festival includes Purpose of the Holiday, How the Holiday was celebrated in Bible Times, Jewish Customs of the Holiday Today, and Messianic Significance of the Holiday in Light of Jesus/Yeshua. Lots of Bible Studies, Recipes, Arts/Crafts, Puzzles, History, Geography, Language Arts, Music, Health, Science, Math, Games, Field Trips, Agriculture, and Industry ideas. Everything you will need to tie your homeschool to the Bible each day! Highly recommended!
messianicmom from Los Angels, CA
This is the book that introduced me to the idea that gentiles should, indeed, follow the biblical holy days. I first bought the bound book here on Amazon and later bought the e-book so that I could have it on hand and print smaller sections. This book is excellent!
Within the description of each holiday are explanations of how it relates to Yeshua. Also included are some of the Jewish traditions related to that holiday. The author clearly states when some practices are extra-biblical, but I appreciate their being included.
Also, there is a section for homeschoolers on how to make a unit-study out of the information included in the book. There are recipes, coloring pages, word-searches, a pattern for a challah-bread cover, and so much more!
I am very grateful that I came across this book. It has led to further study on the biblical holidays and the roots of our faith. I would whole-heartedly recommend this book to homeschoolers, families interested in a concise explanation of biblical holidays, and everyone else!!!!! :)
Jeremiah Patoka, Austin, Texas
If you are coming around to understanding the extra-biblical nature of the Roman feasts, you're probably looking for a way to wean your family off of those dialectical, pagan/Christian festivals. Perhaps your spouse isn't "on board" yet because you're both unsure of how to break it to the kids without leaving them feeling deprived.
Or, maybe you're a "Sunday school" teacher looking for a way to teach your young pupils about the seven "Feasts of the Lord" from a Christian perspective.
THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!
The book starts with a general calendar for the year and a simple, yet comprehensive, explanation of the calendar. Then, each feast is presented in order.
At the head of each festival's chapter, a concise and well written explanation of the feast is given. These descriptive sections are well suited for the adult teacher and provide enough information to provide a solid basis for teaching. These sections are perhaps even suitable for students with a 5th grade reading comprehension level (about the age when most of the books activities will start to seem juvenile). The bulk of the rest of each festival's section is devoted to projects and games that are probably more geared for elementary-aged children. This is what makes it a "family guide." I think every family or teacher should have this one on hand.
This book is like finding a gold mine. We have been using it for home school and my husband (pastor) also uses it to teach about the Holidays in our ministry. The activities offered for children are simply wonderful and easy to follow.
I love how the authors explain both the Jewish traditions, biblical references both OT and NT and the Messianic meaning, are incorporated in it. I also found that the authors were not pushy about you having to do everything by the book. They leave so much room for you to think and make up your mind about things, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide you through.
Another plus for this book, are the gold nuggets of truths about Christian history that you never hear it in church (somewhat sad!) Its explained without being negative and putting it down. I found the explanations about the Holidays very biblically and historically accurate. We as Christians have been robbed of our true roots and the beauty of God's Appointed Times.
There are innumerous resources and links in the book.
We have celebrated the spring Holidays for the first time this year and looking forward to the Fall ones.
Like I said this is a gold mine and its worth every penny invested in it.
Jennifer Pepito, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Through the years of our marriage my husband and I have deplored many of the characteristics of our "Christian" holidays which seem more and more devoid of truly Christian meaning. While researching ways to make our holidays more God-centered we were referred to a wonderful book. This book is a wonderful volume which details the Old Testament feasts and festivals and gives your family the tools to celebrate them. It is so thorough I was amazed! They propose that by keeping the Biblical holidays we will teach our children about "The historical events of the Bible, Prophetic events yet to come, God's plan of salvation and the life and ministry of our Savior Jesus Christ." I found in reading through the book and implementing it that their claims are valid