My sister-in-law told me about this advent series last year,
and we enjoyed the first book, Jotham's Journey, immensely.
The kids begged me to get the next book in the series, Bartholomew's Passage.
The stories are exciting, and the devotions following each chapter
are thoughtful and uplifting.
Though we started the book late, we quickly caught up this week
and are eager for each day's reading!
I highly recommend this advent series
and am thinking about getting the rest of the books to use throughout the year.
Another item we are using is an Advent calendar called The Story of Christmas.
The description from Amazon.com says:
"Wonderfully illustrated and brimming with holiday spirit,
the calendar features 24 jewel-like miniature board books
nestled in a three-paneled, stand-alone backer.
The books are numbered 1 through 24,
and, like the peek-a-boo windows on an Advent calendar,
are meant to be opened one per day from December 1st through Christmas Eve.
Read in sequence, they capture the magic of the first Christmas,
from Gabriel’s visit to Mary (Book 4)
to the Three Wise Men gazing at the star (Book 9) to Jesus' birth (Book 24).
Each book is one of four different trim sizes and features a gold thread loop
so that after it's read, it can be hung on the Christmas tree."
These are tools to remind us daily about the wonder and spirit of this beautiful season.
I love snuggling with my little ones on the couch
and reading these books each day.
They are a big part of making our 25 Days of Christmas meaningful!