Advent readings with The Jesus Storybook Bible (and a GIVEAWAY!)

13 Nov

I posted this week about our two favorite Advent Calendars (Both are DIY if you’re interested! See previous post for the scoop on those.) as well as some books to use for daily reading through the season of Advent.

I saw another Advent resource earlier this week using one of our favorite children’s Bibles, The Jesus Storybook BibleGo here to read the post. She includes a free printable with an Advent reading plan using stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible. YAY! Love it!

If putting an Advent calendar together seems daunting, this would be a wonderful resource to use with your family. You only need this reading plan and a copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible! That’s easy enough…but I promise the benefits from reading through the stories 25 days in a row, leading up to Christmas will be innumerable. First, you are getting your family into a really good habit–reading the Bible together. I can’t enough about how our family has benefitted from our “Bible time” (as my boys call it) that we do at breakfast. We are reading through The Child’s Story Bible together, one of our favorite Children’s Bibles, praying and that’s the Mosley’s “Bible time.” Simple as that. Second, you are leading your family to focus on Christ each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas. What a blessing our Advent calendars have been to ME for that reason alone. The Christmas season gets out-of-control with parties, busyness, shopping that I love being able to refocus, re-calibrate everyday whenever we use our Noel Piper Advent Calendar or our Advent Jesse Tree devotion. So, GO FOR IT! Let this be the year that you round up your family on your couch and drink deeply from God’s Word this Advent season. You won’t regret it. I promise!

Also, if you’re fans of the The Jesus Storybook Bible There is also a new 4 volume Jesus Storybook Bible Animated DVD set available. If you’d like to WIN all 4 DVDs FREE, Zondervan currently has a giveway for the set! Go here to enter to win! You will have to “Like” them on Facebook to be able to enter.

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8 Responses to “Advent readings with The Jesus Storybook Bible (and a GIVEAWAY!)”

  1. Beth November 14, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    great giveaway! thanks for sharing!

    • Charlene Kever November 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Hey Suzanne! I just realized that you posted documents onto CC Connected that I use and I thought, surely, there’s not another Suzanne Mosley! I’m discovering CC makes it a ‘small’ world! How are you doing? ~ Charlene Simpson Kever

      • Suzanne Shares November 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

        CHARLENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh, happy happy day!!! So happy to hear from you!!! YAY! :) :) CC really does make it a small world. It’s crazy how many college friends, former UU students and childhood friends I’ve reconnected with because of CC! I’m so glad you commented! :) :) We’re doing well!!! we’re in Hendersonville, are church planting and have 3 boys. :) fun times! what about you guys?!?! where are you and Jon? how many kiddos do you guys have? update, please!!! :) :)

    • Suzanne Shares November 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      Sure Beth! Always glad to SHARE. :) thanks for your post from Julie! LOVED IT!!!

  2. Stacey November 15, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Thanks, Suzanne! I LOVE the Jesus Storybook Bible and would be interested in using it for Advent. We attempted a Jesse Tree last year and I just wasn’t able to finish it…but I have high hopes for this year! ; ) Just love that we can all come together to point our little ones to Christ…that’s what it’s all about.

    • Suzanne Shares November 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

      YAY! i’m sure this will be so so fun! just give yourself grace. we don’t always PERFECTLY get through both of our Advent Calendars. some days we have to double up. As a perfectionist-in-recovery, I tend to throw the baby out with the bath water. If I missed a day, I would quit the whole thing. I’ve learned that it’s OKAY to miss a day and just do it the NEXT day (or the day after!). YAY for being intentional with our kiddos! btw, a friend from church used the Jesus Storybook Bible and another children’s Bible to go along with the Advent Jesse Tree instead of the devotional because her kiddos are preschoolers and the book was WAY over their heads. so, that is another idea, too! :)

  3. Charlene Kever November 15, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I’d looove to catch up! Can you email me? We just finished using the “T” demonstrative pronoun puzzle, love it!

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