Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"My Advent Bible Study"--Review and Giveaway!!

As you probably know, I am constantly looking for ways to get my children's minds off of their "wish lists" and on the real meaning of Christmas.

Having grown up in a faith tradition that didn't spend much time talking about Advent, I've always felt a little at a loss as to how to share this important time with my children. I would read the passages in Matthew and Luke about Christ's birth, and get out the CD's of Christmas music...and that was pretty much it.

This year, however, I've really had the desire to take things a bit deeper.

I want to teach my kids about the Old Testament prophecies that foretold the coming of the Messiah, and how the LORD Jesus is the fulfillment of those prophecies.

I want to help them to memorize some of these important passages of Scripture.

Most importantly, I want them to understand why Jesus came to Earth as a human baby--how His coming was a crucially important part of redemptive history.

So, I was really excited when I had a chance to talk to Andie Davidson of Quiet Time for Kids about her newest product--My Advent Bible Study. She generously agreed to give me a copy to try with my own children, and also give my blog readers a chance to win their own copy!

My Advent Bible Study is a great tool you can use to help prepare your children's hearts for the coming King. It includes Scripture readings and copywork, questions for your child's reflection, picture drawing assignments (my kids' favorite part), and special projects that can be done individually or as a family.

Like the rest of the Quiet Time for Kids Bible Studies, it is designed for children who are old enough to read and write on their own, to introduce them to the joys of personal Bible study. Since my children are still a bit young to do some of the activities on their own, we've decided to do it together, in place of our morning catechism over the next few weeks. This is a 25 day program, with one study page for every day from December 1st-25th. Don't worry about getting a late start, though. None of the studies are particularly date-specific, and there's no reason your child can't continue the study past Christmas Day and into the new year.

To make things even more easy, My Advent Bible Study is an e-book! One simple download, no paying for shipping, and no waiting! You can get started with your own study today! Just go to www.quiettimeforkids.com. Be sure to watch the video on the homepage for a special coupon code. While you're at it, be sure to download their free five-day Bible Study, "Animals of the Bible".

I'm really enjoying doing this study with my little ones--I think you will, too!

And now, for your chance to win your own download of My Advent Bible Study!

To enter, simply leave a comment below. If you'd like, you can tell us what you think your favorite part of this Bible study would be, or something that you're doing with your kids to celebrate the coming of Christ.

For additional entries, do any of the following:

1. Blog about this giveaway and post a link here (2 entries, leave 2 comments).
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Be sure to leave one comment for each additional entry!

Contest ends Monday, December 13th at midnight (central time). Winner will be announced Tuesday morning.

By His Grace,


**The fine print. This is not a paid post, and the view expressed here are my own, honest opinions. Thank-you to Andie Davidson of Quiet Time for Kids for providing the two copies of the study for review and giveaway.**


Anonymous said...

We're currently using Amy Puetz's Christmas Countdown along with reading Chicken Soup Kids Christmas. This is also our first year of doing a Jesse Tree...we "took off" our usual schooling for the month and are completely focusing on Advent/Christmas this year (along with our other Christmas traditions) and are loving it. This book looks like a great one! Rita

free indeed said...

I always wanted to do an Advent worship time with my children as they were growing up, but the resources weren't available at that time. Now that there are grandchildren in the picture, I'd love to do this with them, or gift it to one of my sons' families to do. It is so important to teach them the real reason for Christmas..it is too easy to get caught up in the excitement of the world.

Rachel Arnold said...

I would love to win this book!

memoriesmama said...

I grew up doing the Advent wreath at church and at home. Since being married, we've attended a Baptist church which does not do the Advent Wreath. Since I found myself the children's Sunday School Teacher recently (and my children are the only ones in the class) I found a short study on the Advent to introduce it to them. I would love this book to be able to expand on the Advent next year.

Angel said...

I'd ;love to win this book!

Tiffany @ As For My House said...

I would really enjoy this book!

We are also in the process of growing a more study-filled Advent tradition for our family.

Our first step was moving the gift-giving to St. Nicholas' feast day, and keeping Christmas for a Jesus Birthday Party!

Tiffany @ As For My House said...

Following you on NetworkedBlogs!

Erica said...

This book looks excellent. I have been trying to find ways to teach my daughters more about the real reason of Christmas, and to have them actually get it.

Shawn and Erica said...

We've started doing a Jesse tree and are always looking for new things for our kids to be focused on Jesus and not all the stuff going on outside of our home! Thank you for the giveaway.

Peggy G said...

I would love to win this book ;o)

Peggy G said...

I am following you on Twitter

Peggy G said...

I am following your blog through Networked blogs :o)

Peggy G said...

I am following your blog through Google :o)

Peggy G said...

I subscribed to your blog via email :o)

Peggy G said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on Facebook :o)

Peggy G said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on Twitter :o)

Emily said...

I'm on the Rubies yahoo group :) We're doing the Jesse Tree this year for the first time. I would love this book too!

Julie W said...

I'm so glad to see this! I wanted to put together an Advent study to do with my two-year old, but with my newborn I find that I'm exhausted all the time. This study would be great!

jessica said...

This looks like a great book!

Sheri said...

Tiana this book looks amazing. I'm always looking to bring into clear focus Jesus during the Christmas.

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