In her book In This House We Will Giggle, Courtney DeFeo sits readers down in her living room and talks straight to them about the need–and joy–of educating children in God’s ways. Written in the same fun writing style in which she must run her home, the book is filled with suggested activities, questions, and Scripture passages to help impress Biblical virtues onto young hearts.
Each chapter of DeFeo’s book centers on one virtue for each month of the year (Joy for January, Love for February, etc.). In the chapter text itself, DeFeo explains the Biblical virtue, providing examples of it in practice and giving advice on how to make it a daily reality in one’s home. Alongside the text, she includes “60 Ways to Bring out the Giggles”–fun practices that will light up a home.
This is a book that I want to keep on my bookshelf and revisit when I have children of my own. In the meantime, however, I will content myself with sharing the joy found in these pages with my nieces and nephews and recommending the book to parents I know.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review on Blogging for Books.