Saturday, December 4, 2010

Our Advent Tradition

A couple of years ago, my mother gave our family the book "Jotham's Journey".  It's a story of a young boy and his adventures leading up to the coming of the Messiah.  The story starts the 4th Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas morning. 

We missed our little tradition last year (sniff, tear).  This year, however, we are reading it as though we have never heard it before!  My kiddos cannot get enough and every night they ask to read ahead.  At the end of each night's section of the story, there is scripture and explanation about that time and how it relates to the Advent season as we celebrate.

I don't know if you have your own Advent traditions, but if you are looking for one, "Jotham's Journey" is certainly worth diving into!!

There are also two other books for the Advent season that are told from the poinof view from characters that are introduced in "Jotham's Journey".   They are  "Tabitha's Travels" and "Bartholomew's Passage".  I think we will look into these for the coming years.  All these books can be ordered here for $7.99 each or $21.99 for all three!!

What are your family's Advent traditions?


  1. We don't have that book... S just was reading out of the Bible. BUT, I think I may head on over to the bookstore to add to our Christmas book collection!

  2. We've done Bartholomew. These are truly wonderful.


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