“Hygge. Koselig. Sisu. These aren’t easy for fast paced and mercurial Americans, but they are exactly what we need today. Being married to a Finn, I knew what these were and how they are lived out but most books lack substance and makes these just an aesthetic or mood. Nic explains in a deeply personal way using real examples such as warm socks, tea, knitting looms, and Finnish Theophany celebrations. There is finally now a book that provides real meaning for those looking to actually understand Nordic living.” -Mat. Melissa Naasko, author of Fasting as a Family and Hospitality for Healing (Park End Books, 2022)
Travel with folklorist Nic Hartmann across the intersection between Nordic customs and Orthodox Christian faith in this perfect conversation starter for your fall and winter gatherings. Book clubs will love implementing the customs in these pages as they join together for cozy, nurturing, balancing, and edifying discussions about five Nordic values: Hygge, Koselig, Lagom, Sisu, and Ísbíltúr.
In this substantive exploration of Nordic culture as it is expressed in Orthodox Christian living, you will gain insight into eternal truths through Hartmann’s well-told, real life stories. Through winters and campfires, coffees and catechism, warm Christmas lights and icy Theophany water blessings, and one memorable road trip to get ice cream, Hartmann brings us shared experiences of faith that will elevate and encourage everyone who reads them.
Releases October 1, 2021
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