this blog is long overdue! i cannot believe that i have not blogged about this before. but another great resource for advent, and for life in general, is the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd jones. seriously if you have kids, you need to buy this ASAP. if you do not have kids, you still need to buy it. it will definitely help you love jesus more.
this book goes through most of the stories in the bible and explains them in a way that is fun and engaging for kids and puts it in a way that is understandable for them. but the best thing about this book is that it takes every story and shows you how it points to jesus or god sending jesus. this book has helped me see how each story is a reminder of god's never ending, relentless love for us in keeping his promise to send his son.
this year in preparation for advent, we are using several of these stories to prepare the kids for the birth of jesus. this book helps us see how the plan for jesus to come has been from the beginning.
and just a fair word of warning, this book has made me cry many times! if you are reading it to kids or just to yourself know that tears can happen at any time. so go ahead and order it, for yourself, your kids or as a gift!
you can also order this book in spanish here: Biblia para ninos, Historias de Jesus / The Jesus Storybook Bible: Cada historia susurra su nombre / Every story whispers his name (Spanish Edition)