Bartholomew's Passage is not only a good read, but a wonderful way to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, during a season when it can be easy to get lost in the shopping/party blitz. We were introduced to this series last year, with Jotham's Journey, which was also a great read. The cliffhangers each night keep the kids excited to get back into the story the next day. If you've never celebrated Advent, this would be a great way to start!
This is a great book! We have all 3 advent books written by Ytreeide. We have aways had an advent wreath and after dinner through the month of Dec. we light the candle and read the Bible and sing songs. As our children got older, the books were wonderful. We would read the part for each night, then sing songs. The kids were so excited to hear each part because Ytreeide is such a good writer that he left each chapter with a clift hanger. The kids couldn't wait to hear the next days reading! Now in college, they want these books to share with their own children when they have their own families. Advent is still a time they treasure and the memories of past years are wonderful. Thank you!
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.