advent and christmas resources
by Marty Machowski
Christmas traditions become a treasured part of a family's heritage, passed down from generation to generation. This brand new, four-week devotional guides your family on an unforgettable Advent journey, exploring some of the most wonderful prophecies in the Bible and how God fulfills them in Christ. From Bible devotions which tell the Christmas story through the eyes of the prophets to an original Christmas short story called Bartimaeus, Prepare Him Room helps you build family Christmas traditions around Christ. The memorable and meaningful activities, songs, and stories of Prepare Him Room will become the fabric of your family s Christmas memories. So gather them to watch the amazing gospel story unfold every December for generations to come!
Also available is the Prepare Him Room Christmas CD with songs from Bob Kauflin and Sovereign Grace Music.
by Holly Mackle
Little Hearts Prepare Him Room is a family Advent devotional designed to go deeper as children grow older. The well-known texts call children and parents alike to taste the grace of Christmas, and apply that grace to the parts of life that don’t make sense. With scriptures primarily from the gospels of Luke and Matthew, and themes from the Westminster Confession of Faith, both content and reflection questions intend to address the heart of the matter: what God says about us in his word and how his truth shapes our lives. In reflecting on the account of Christ’s birth, you will consider themes such as what it means to be a covenant child, to have a federal head, and to know the assurance of God’s salvation. As you read through these short passages and remember the Christmas story, may God remind you of truth that that both encourages and transforms.
by Beth Myers, Betty Ann Snider
This family devotion is suitable for ages 4-14 and can be used in a variety of ways. It contains Scripture, lesson, questions, a craft, a hymn to sing, and a memory verse. This daily devotional starts on the first Sunday of Advent and ends on Christmas Eve.
by Alison Mitchell
A captivating retelling of the Christmas story showing how God kept His promise to send a new King. Superb illustrations by Catalina Echeverri and faithful, Bible-centered story-telling by Alison Mitchell combine to make this a book that both parents and children will love. A long, long time ago so long that it's hard to imagine God promised a new King. He wasn't any ordinary king, like the ones we see on TV or in books. He would be different. He would be a new King; a rescuing King; a forever King! This book helps pre-school children discover exactly how God kept His Christmas Promise.
by Sue Jakes and B.A. Snider
This family devotional starts two weeks prior Easter (starting the Monday pirior to Palm Sunday) and continue using the week after Easter.
It is a study in the scripture from Luke 18:31-Luke 24. Beginning with Jesus' announcement to the disciples, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem" to his command to" Go and make disciples" at his ascension the days surrounding His resurrection are unfolded for even the smallest child to understand. Hymns, craft ideas, and memory verses are included and this will be a great tool for your children to study the meaning of the Resurrection with their parents.
by Ann Voskamp
Based on her bestseller Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp expands her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree with this beautiful keepsake book that can be handed down and enjoyed for generations. Each December, families can celebrate the coming of Jesus by opening the book to see a stunning 13-inch, three-dimensional Jesse Tree pop up from the page. At its foot are 25 doors, one for each day of Advent, which hide meaningful, beautifully detailed ornaments―including the Christmas star―that are ready to be hung on the tree. Also inside is a simple devotional book with a reading for each ornament. Create precious holiday memories with The Wonder of the Greatest Gift pop-up book and recapture the sacredness of the Advent season as you celebrate the epic pageantry of the coming of the Messiah.
by Ann Voskamp
Based on the overwhelming success of The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp has expanded her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree so families can celebrate together. Each day, families can read the provided Scripture passage (in connection with the original book), engage with a specially written devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.This special edition is beautifully illustrated. It can serve as a precious guide to help recapture the sacredness of the Advent season and to help the entire family understand and celebrate the epic pageantry of humankind from Adam to the Messiah.
by Paul David Tripp
Prepare your heart, mind, and soul to celebrate the incarnation of God's Son! Bringing a renewed sense of Christmas wonder to December days, Tripp shares 31 readings featuring gospel-centered thoughts, meditations, Scripture verses, and tips for parents to help your family focus on what matters most - the birth of Jesus.