Arnold Ytreeide's writing has significantly enriched our family's celebration of Advent this year. Our small family of 3, with a daughter who is six, eagerly looked forward to each day's story and follow up prayer. We will definitely be buying the other books for our Advent agenda in the future! In light of the culture of today, this encouraging spiritual tool will indeed help to keep the focus on the Lord as it should.
We are in the middle of this book at this time, my kids ask me to read i!t each night....if it wasn't being used for advent they would beg me to read 4 or5 chapters a might. We have enjoyed the other books in the trilogy as well. There are some realistic scary situations that arrise in The story, but I have included my kids as early as age 6. This is a
great advent tradition to focus our hearts on a baby who was born to die for us all.
Our family has enjoyed the previous books of this series, as read-alouds in the Christmas season. This book is also fun, as our boys are already familiar with the characters. Each chapter has a practical devotional that ties the story into our own lives. Great for older kids, too.