Freeman shows you how to weave uplifting conversations into your daily routine, allow the teaching of Jesus to overpower the messy reality of life, and how to find grace in the ordinary. Having a teenager that just finished his first year of high school, I am being more intentional than ever in setting a Christian example and having conversations about peer pressure. Our home should be a refuge from the hectic outside world. If we invite Jesus into our home and make his teachings a part of our everyday life (not just when we are at church), then I think peace can be attained.
I think the chapter that hit home with me the most was seven: Find Grace in the Ordinary. Sometimes we are so busy and focused on the task at hand that we fail to see everyday miracles God places in front of us. Freeman recounts the story of Peter finding the fish with the coin in its mouth, which was the correct amount for paying the taxes. Jesus orchestrated a miracle in an ordinary circumstance.
This is a great read, especially if you want to incorporate it into family devotion time, since there is a chapter for each month. It has made me more intentional about making time for Jesus daily and finding His hand in the seemingly ordinary tasks of everyday life.
Disclosure: A special thanks to Shadow Mountain Publishing for providing a copy of this book to review. The Christ-Centered Home can be purchased wherever books are sold.