Just as we enjoyed Jotham's Journey last year, we are completely enjoying Bartholomew's Passage during the advent season! Fun how the stories tie together - brings back memories from last year! We like these books and the tradition so much I purchased one for each of my children to have when they leave home. Perfect for my 9 yo son, but I accidently made my 5 yo son cry one night as I read a little too realistically!
This book has been so enjoyable. My boys really love it. Each day ends in a cliff hanger and is very hard to put down. What I really like is at the end of each days readings there is a verse and questions that apply the story to our lives.
We began a new Advent tradition last year when we read Jotham's Journey and are continuing it this year with Bartholomew's Passage. We like how the books show Biblical history and use a main character close to our childrens' ages. We might do a special project here and there, but these books are great for a simple daily devotional time. Our family loves them! Now if you'll just bring the Tabitha book back into print ;-)
This has been a wonderful book!!! We can't just read one section for the day - the kids plead to keep reading and the applications are thought-provoking. The anticipation of the coming Messiah keeps growing.