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.