Finding good advent books can be difficult. Sometimes they are time consuming and overwhelming. Often I have good intentions, but then I don’t follow through because it is already a crazy time of the year.
I am excited about this advent book because it is written by Marty Machowski. He wrote the devotionals Long Story Short and Old Story New. He simplifies his devotionals drawing on the importance of the Old Testament as to how it relates to the New Testament. This advent devotional is no different. He focuses on the prophesies of Christ and brings the Gospel story of the birth of Christ to life through fun and simple devotions that you do as a family three times a week. We will be using this book this year, and hope that you will enjoy it too.
From the Publisher:
Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Family Devotional
By Marty Machowski, illustrated by Sarah J. Bland-Halulko
A Gospel Story for Kids Resource
Make Room for a New Christmas Tradition
Christmas traditions become a treasured part of a family’s heritage, passed down from generation to generation. This brand new, four-week devotional guides your family on an unforgettable advent journey, exploring some of the most wonderful prophecies in the Bible and how God fulfills them in Christ. From Bible devotions which tell the Christmas story through the eyes of the prophets to an original Christmas short story called â€œBartimaeus,â€ Prepare Him Room helps you build family Christmas traditions around Christ. The memorable and meaningful activities, songs, and stories of Prepare Him Room will become the fabric of your family’s Christmas memories. So gather them to watch the amazing gospel story unfold every December for generations to come!
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over twenty years. He is the author of the Gospel Story for Kids series including The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, and the Gospel Story Curriculum. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Sarah J. Bland Halulko lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and twin daughters. Influenced by her mentors and life experiences, her favorite forms of artistic expression include pen and ink drawing, watercolor, and photography.