Remember the childhood excitement and joy of counting down the days until Christmas? Maybe your family carefully marked off each day on the calendar or you simply counted and recounted the days on your fingers.
Now you can create unforgettable memories for your family with The Family Book of Advent. It’s the perfect way to spend quality time with your young children while helping them grasp the true meaning of Christmas.
As part of our Pocket Inspi rations series, this hands-on devotional draws families together to celebrate the coming of Christmas through Scripture, questions, stories, and simple activities. As the Christmas story unfolds, bonds are created–bonds that will last a lifetime. It is the one present your family will be happy to share!
Now families can create significant and unforgettable memories with The Family Book of Advent. It’s the perfect way to spend quality time with young children during the Advent season while helping them grasp the true meaning of Christmas.
Capture the childhood excitement and joy of counting down the days until Christmas with this fun hands-on devotional. Scripture, questions, stories, and simple activities draw families together to celebrate the coming of Christmas. As the events in the story of Jesus’ birth and life unfold, parents and children will build bonds of tradition and faith that will last a lifetime. It is the one present all members of the family will be happy to share!
Learn and share astonishing facts that will enrich your appreciation of Jesus, our Creator and Savior!
This cheerful computer “game” is filled with fun Christmas facts, merry music, and colorful images—all designed to teach the truth about this wonderful holiday, and the traditions surrounding it.
It’s so easy to get over-busy with all the shopping, cooking, and parties each December, that we fail to adequately emphasize to our own families the true meaning of Christmas. This CD-Rom is designed to be used on any PC or Mac computer. It excites and informs both children and adults with fun facts, songs and true accounts of the origin of various traditions surrounding the holiday. Whether you take it all in at once (like most users!), or once per day, the Advent Calendar is sure to enrich your appreciation of Jesus, the Creator and Savior!
A different tradition or historical fact is covered for each of the 24 days of Advent. Start anytime and view as many “days” as you like. You will learn true and astonishing information behind each of the following (plus much more along the way!).
■The 12 Days of Christmas
■Presents (and St. Nicholas)
■The Yule Log
The birth of Jesus Christ at Bethlehem was a critical event in the fulfillment of God’s timeless plan for man’s redemption–necessitated by Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately the birth of the Christ-child is also one of the most-distorted events in history. This unique resource was designed by a physician who wanted a way to reach out to non-Christians in his city and help them understand that Christ came into the world on the very first Christmas.
Celebrating Advent: Family Devotions and Activities for the Christmas Season by Ann Hibbard
From the Publisher:
If you ask kids what Christmas is about, you’ll get a variety of answers. Presents, decorating, presents, Santa Claus, presents, carols . . . presents. Few will say anything about Christ. How would your kids answer that question?
In a culture obsessed with material things, it can be difficult to help our kids understand and celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season. In Celebrating Advent, author Ann Hibbard has created a way for parents to set aside a daily time during Advent to talk with their kids about the spiritual meaning of the season.
Learn practical steps you can take to make Christmas a more meaningful, happy experience for your family. Inspiring and creative family devotions provide a moment of peace and reflection for each evening of Advent, while fun and inexpensive project ideas help you focus your kids’ attention on what really matters at Christmas: Christ.
This beautiful book reminds readers that the only important gift of Christmas is Jesus.
Through inspirational quotes, scriptures, and prose, Lance Wubbels offers a thoughtful look at how we can unwrap the grace and love of Christ.Jesus: The Ultimate Gift explores the wonder of the birth of Christ who came to give man what the Apostle Paul called “God’s indescribable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
In the midst of the season’s busyness, appreciate anew God’s humble yet profound gift: “As the bells ring out the joys of Christmas, we need to remember that all gifts are ultimately but a reflection of Jesus, who is the Gift.God became one of us . . . as a baby boy with a tiny smile and two ears and ten fingers and ten toes. Once we see Him for who He really is, we are never the same.”
The Journey: Walking the raod to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton
From the Publisher:
Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road.
The Journey: A Season of Reflections by Adam Hamilton
From the Publisher:
Take a Christmas break and sit down with pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton as he guides you through a four-week devotional based on the most joyous event in history. Created for individual use or as a companion to the primary book, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem, you’ll find short, reflective devotions combined with Scripture readings and heartfelt prayers. Each daily devotional is designed to draw you in to a closer fellowship with God as you reflect and respond to this Christmas season.
The Journey: A Season of Reflections is a great gift idea for family, friends, teachers, and ministry leaders.
Have Yourself a Historical and Inspirational Christmas!
Let the Christ of Christmas prepare your heart for the celebration of His birth through a devotional journey beginning December 1st and climaxingChristmas day. Each of the twenty-five devotions includes a Scripture reading, carol, and questions for meditation and discussion. The acronym C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (Christ, History, Resurrection, Incarnation, Santa Claus, Traditions, Miracles, Advent, Salvation)is used to focus on who Christ is and why He came.
Six Stories That Share the Smiles, the Heart, and the Hope of Christmas!
The Nativity Collection by Robert Morgan
From the Publisher:
Step into the wonder-filled world of Christmas with this endearing collection of original stories.
Even though he has two million copies of books in print, Robert
J. Morgan writes only one short story each year-an original work to share with
his church on Christmas Eve. These Christmas stories are now available in one
beautiful volume for your own enjoyment. You’ll meet a shy, bookish boy who
finds himself center stage in the Christmas pageant, a Pennsylvania family
whose car disappears on December 24th, and a mountain man trapped in a blizzard
with his grandson on Christmas Eve. From six different settings, you’ll meet
characters you feel you’ve known your whole life, who’ll make you laugh one
minute and cry the next. So this year, and the years to follow, gather your
family and experience the true spirit of love at Christmas through this
timeless gift of story.
This is Reuel’s big chance to prove that he can tend sheep just as well as his older brothers. All he has to do is keep a watchful eye on his little flock. But distracted by his brothers’ teasing, he looks away just long enough for a little lamb to wander. Following a frantic search, Reuel finds his missing charge . . . and finds himself in the midst of the biggest announcement ever made. The Christ Child has been born, and Reuel is one of the first chosen to hear the news! After racing through the streets of Bethlehem, his misstep becomes a blessing when he encounters the Baby who will one day become the Shepherd of Men.
This tale of the first Christmas, told from the viewpoint of a little boy to whom young readers will relate, is illustrated with gorgeous, detailed paintings by Carol Heyer. Her art showcase the sweetness of the child shepherd and the reverence of the story. Here is a book that both entertains and informs without ever straying from the meaning of the holiday.