Tuesday, November 29, 2022

7 Christ-Focused Advent Books for Children

When Christmas time comes around sometimes we can get so busy that we forget to focus our hearts on the true meaning of season--the birth of our Savior.

Around here we usually read through the Gospel of Luke as a family. 

But oftentimes with little ones it is also helpful to go through some children storybooks that are illustrated that help to drive it all home. So we thought we would share a list of Advent books just for children and teach them the real reason we celebrate! 

Here they are:

1. The Way to the Manger - A Family Advent Devotional

Christmas is a chaotic time of year. With so much focus on material gifts and the anticipation of a certain jolly visitor, parents may easily feel their children are missing the true meaning of Christmas as they count down the days until December 25.

The Way to the Manger engages families with the biblical truth of Christmas through twenty-five Advent devotions that redirect children and families to their need for a Savior and the amazing gift of Jesus Christ. Sure to become a keepsake that is revisited year after year, this book also provides talking points and activities for families to enjoy together, bringing the focus of Christmas back to Jesus and family time.

2. My First Advent Storybook

In My First Advent Storybook, little ones hear about the promise God made from the days of Abraham all the way to the arrival of baby Jesus. Thoughtful, rhythmic text highlights special themes of Advent and invites children to be part of the story with fun, interactive prompts.
This simple, sturdy book is ideal for:

  •  Children ages 0-3
  • Parents, grandparents, and children’s ministry leaders
  • Baby showers, adoption parties, birthdays, Christmas, and Advent

Parents who want to introduce their children to the big story of the Bible will love the biblical truths in My First Advent Storybook and its sweet Christmas season companion, Count My Way to Jesus.

3.  The Action Bible Christmas:25 Stories about Jesus's Arrival (Action Bible Series) - Just released!

Stunning illustrations and intriguing original accounts of Jesus’ birth make this a thought-provoking and fun new way to celebrate the season as a family.

The Action Bible Christmas includes:

  • Stories about Jesus’ birth told from the viewpoints of 25 “eyewitnesses,” including a shepherd boy, his lamb, Simeon, Mary, an angel, and a donkey
  • Questions to initiate family discussion about a variety of story-related topics

Unlike any other book on the market, The Action Bible Christmas combines the ongoing appeal of Sergio Cariello’s award-winning illustrations with a family-friendly format to invite children, parents, and grandparents to create a delightful new holiday tradition.

 4. The Advent Storybook: 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas

Benjamin Bear cannot wait for Christmas to come. To help the time pass more quickly, his mother tells him that every day when he opens a door on his Advent calendar she'll tell him a story about another little bear and his long, arduous journey to Bethlehem.The little bear, led by a glittering star, meets many others on his travels. His adventures, filled with acts of heroism and kindness and many small miracles, show him the path to the Christ Child. A beautiful book that teaches the true spirit of Christmas. 

5. Jotham's Journey: A Storybook for Advent

In this widely popular, exciting story for the advent season, readers follow ten-year-old Jotham across Israel as he searches for his family. Though he faces thieves, robbers, and kidnappers, Jotham also encounters the wise men, shepherds, and innkeepers until at last he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem.

6. T'was the Season of Advent: Devotions and Stories for the Christmas Season

Celebrate the Advent season with a new family tradition with this beautiful and heartwarming collection of devotions and stories from beloved, bestselling author Glenys Nellist, told in the style of the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  

‘Twas the Season of Advent is a 25-day devotional that will inspire your family as you eagerly await the arrival of Christ’s birth!  

‘Twas the season of Advent, when all through the earth, 
People were pausing to ponder Christ’s birth. 
The bright lights were hung ‘round the doorframes with care 
In hopes that Christmastime soon would be there… 
Prepare the way for the LORD. Isaiah 40:3  

Written in both prose and poetry, ‘Twas the Season of Advent will engage children and adults alike and become a new holiday tradition for families everywhere! 

7. The Advent Storybook Coloring Book

Color along with the 25 stories found in The Advent Storybook by Laura Richie as you prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth! Each coloring page includes the Bible reference for the featured story and a full-page image to color.

As a bonus, cut and color 25 ornaments to decorate for Christmas and enjoy as keepsakes for years to come!

I hope this list was a blessing to you!

Do you have a favorite Advent devotional that I did not list here?

Please share yours in the comments!

If you liked this post, you might want to check out our popular post : THE BEST ADVENT BOOKS TO FOCUS YOUR HEART ON JESUS

Don't forget to check out our Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide 2022!

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