The ADVENTure of Christmas: Finding Jesus in Our Holiday Traditions  -     By: Lisa Whelchel
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The ADVENTure of Christmas: Finding Jesus in Our Holiday Traditions

Multnomah Books / 2004 / Hardcover

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Your kids know that Christmas means the birth of Jesus- and they want to celebrate. Join Lisa Whelchel on a 24-day expedition to discover the Savior in the center of all things holiday-shopping, baking, decorating; and even the candy cane, the pear-tree partridge, the Santa suit, and the meaning of the mistletoe kiss.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 10 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 1590520890
ISBN-13: 9781590520895
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 8-12

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Publisher's Description



The ADVENTure of Christmas
is a guide for moms concerned that their children are losing sight of Jesus in the midst of the distractions the holiday season brings. Lisa Whelchel was such a mom, but instead of abandoning the traditions of Christmas she rediscovered their original meanings, which were intended to remind people of God’s unfathomable gift. Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree have become opportunities to teach her children about how they relate to Jesus’ birth. With The ADVENTure of Christmas, mothers can redeem what’s been lost from the very symbols that are gentle reminders of the true meaning of Christmas.

Have you discovered that Jesus sometimes gets lost in the middle of the hustle and bustle of His birthday party? Would you like to be able to keep your children's focus on Jesus and also join them in the wonder of the celebration?

For each of the twenty-four days preceding Christmas, The ADVENTure of Christmas serves as a fun and handy guide that describes the significance behind your favorite traditions. Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree will become opportunities to share how these customs relate to Jesus' birth. The ADVENTure of Christmas recaptures the true meaning of this beloved season, giving reasons to celebrate for years to come.

Story Behind the Book

Feeling like Jesus had gotten lost in the frenzy of the holiday season, I asked the Lord to show me what I could do to teach my children the true meaning of Christmas. I was caught off-guard when He simply replied, "Don’t do anything differently. Look in the middle of the celebration and you will find Me." He was right. There was no need to orchestrate moments to pontificate about "the commercialization of Christmas." Instead, Jesus is beckoning us to come to the party and bring the kids. In doing so, we run into Him at the mall, the movies, even at school. He hides in the lights, the carols, and the cards. He is there when we dress the evergreen tree, when Dad dresses up in a red suit, and even when we eat turkey and dressing!

Author Bio



Lisa Whelchel,
a native Texan and a Grammy–nominated vocalist and songwriter, is best known for her role as Blair on the long-running television comedy The Facts of Life. Now a homeschooling mother, speaker, and pastor’s wife, she is the bestselling author of So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling, The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me), and the Gold Medallion nominee Creative Correction. Lisa and her husband, pastor Steve Cauble, live in Texas with their children Tucker, Haven, and Clancy.

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    I have had this book for a few years now and each year just before Advent, I pull it out and dive in. It is so full of interesting facts to share with the kids and it is such an amazing way to be able to trace every tradition and decoration back to its roots - in Jesus! The book itself is beautiful and extremely well made. I love this book!!!
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    Activities with deeper meaning; Fun for the Kids!
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    As someone who didn't celebrate Christmas until I had children of my own, I wanted the activities to be more meaningful than that of Santa Clause and yet be fun. I appreciate the history of some older traditions especially that Lisa shares. Beautiful book with lots of great ideas for this season.
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    This is a wonderful book, and I look forward to using it as my family celebrates Advent this year.
  4. Olivia Sporinsky
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    Olivia Sporinsky
    I was so excited to receive this in the mail last week. I skimmed the whole book the first night and then have sat down to really investigate it. I cannot wait for 1 December so we can get started! The activity I'm looking forward to the most is leaving 1 piece of a nativity on a neighbor's porch each day leading up to Christmas Eve. My kids loved the bright colors and artwork, and wanted me to read the whole thing in one sitting.
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    Kimberly barger
    I love this book! It is filled with so much information and so many ideas to celebrate advent with your kids! The illustrations are awesome! Most of the ideas are ones that you can do at home, with a few that can be done at Christmas parties or celebrations with numerous children. I enjoy Lisa's writing style. She says things that even the newest of Christians can understand.
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