From the Inside Flap
Children are energized during the Christmas season, while adults are often just plain tired. Everyone in the family needs a break from the busyness, a time to sit down and enjoy being together, a time to reflect on the real meaning of this special time of year.
Written with families in mind, Looking Forward to Christmas can help you focus on the coming of the Messiah. Each daily devotion includes a short story that ties various biblical characters-from both the Old and New Testaments-to the birth of Jesus. Each story is followed by a prayer and a suggested activity: participating in role playing, singing a familiar carol, baking cookies together, or making a special decoration. Activities are fun, easy for children (and parents), and require little advance planning. For example, on December 11 you'll read about King David and how he longed to see the day when the perfect King would reign forever. The activity for that day is to drink hot chocolate with your children as you look through old photo albums and share how you anticipated each child's birth.
Looking Forward to Christmas will strengthen your family ties as you celebrate the joyous Advent season together.
From the Back Cover
Do you sometimes feel as if the joy and anticipation of the Christian season become hopelessly lost amid the hustle and bustle?
Stop, take a short break from your activities, and let Looking Forward to Christmas help your family savor the Advent season and recapture its true meaning. This daily devotional for use with young children brings the focus right where it should be-on the coming of Christ. Stories, prayers, and suggested activities for each day of the season will bring your family closer as you look forward together to the birth of the Messiah.
In addition to parents, teachers and caregivers will also appreciate the unique qualities of Looking Forward to Christmas.