If you are looking for a daily practice to ground you and/or your family in the meaning of Christmas, consider purchasing a few advent books to guide you throughout the holiday season. Advent books are more popular this year because of the pandemic, so be sure to order your books now. Some links are affiliate links.
Advent Books for You and Your Family
Advent Books for Young Children
Welcome Baby Jesus: Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families: This guided book for families includes daily scripture, a short reading and an activity to do together.
Truth in the Tinsel: I LOVE this resource for families. With this ebook, you’ll get 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities. Plus fun printables and templates!
The Jesus Storybook Bible-A Christmas Collection: This adorable book celebrates the advent and provides a button for each day that plays 20 seconds of classic Christmas music or narration.
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas: I think this might be one of the most gorgeous Christmas devotionals ever to be published. Every page is stunning. It will be a book you look forward to opening as a family every year. Filled with Ann's poetic prose and beautiful illustrations, the book guides families through the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree.
The Wonder of the Greatest Gift: This book comes with a 13 inch tree, an ornament and hanger, and a simple reading for each day.
All Creation Waits: This is perfect for animal lovers. Read about a familiar animal and how they react when darkness and cold descend with a short, daily reflections.
The Advent Jesse Tree: This devotional has two versions each day, one for kids and one for adults. Each devotional is paired with a symbol that traces the heritage of Jesus.
25 Days of the Christmas Story-An Advent for Families: This book features a different person, place or object from the original Christmas story. Each day provides a short story, character trait and activity to enforce the main theme of the day.
Christmas is Coming: This Advent keepsake book provides recipes, crafts, stories, games and other fun ideas to share with the whole family.
Faithful Families: This calendar contains everything from craft ideas, giving ideas and stories to carols and special ideas for family time.
Advent Conversation Cards: 25 beautiful cards with age appropriate discussion questions, craft ideas, and fun activities to explore the biblical story of Christ. Use code Jessica15 for 15% off.
Advent Books for Busy Moms
A Moment of Christmas: This is a devotional for busy moms that I am so excited to try this year.
Advent Books for Adults
The Greatest Gift: Ann Voskamp's daily Jesse Tree Advent devotional ushers in the meaning of the season through an exploration of the Old Testament to understand the lineage of Jesus. Each day features its own exquisite ornament highlighting the day's biblical story.
Shadow and Light: This book has something for everyone, and helps you to reconnect to the magic of the Season. Each day features scripture, a reflection, a question and a simple activity.
The Wonder of Advent Devotional: This Advent provide a scripture, prompts for reflection and a guided prayer for each day of Advent.
Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional: This book has a daily reading for the month of December to help us slow down and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas.
Advent-Bible Study Book: This is a great 5 session study of the Advent and why we celebrate it.
Honest Advent: This is a great Advent calendar for those of you who want to dig deeper into the Christmas holiday. Each day provides images and meditation prompts to rekindle the wonder of “God-With-Us” during this special season.
She Reads Advent: This four week Advent experience for her provides daily reading, prayer prompts and seasonal recipes and craft ideas. Use code Jessica15 for 15% off.
He Reads Truth: The Advent experience for him, including daily readings, prayer prompts and seasonal ideas, recipes and crafts. Use code Jessica for 15% off.
If you like to color, I also found these adult Advent coloring books:
I hope this helps you identify what Advent resources are right for you and your family. We will be doing a combo of religious and fun in our home. I love cultivating daily habits during the holiday season. I believe they help ground us in what really matters.
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