There are so many possible traditions to share with your family throughout the Advent Season. From candy fill calendars to devotionals to Legos, each can be used to help prepare the entire family for Christmas morn. Our Stocking Stuffer for today is one of our favorite Advent Traditions, Jotham's Journey. I've shared our love with this and it's companion books before, but because we are doing our countdown of favorite Christmas things, I wanted to make sure it was included in the series.
We were first introduced to the book series when we moved to Somerset, PA. As we settled into what would become our new home church, some new friends told us about Jotham's Journey. They suggested, that since we at boys, the book would be a fun and exciting way to get ready for Christmas. Packed with adventure, drama, suspense, good guys, bad guys, and fights the story centers on a young boy, Jotham, who gets separated from his family. Set at the time just before the birth of Christ, Jotham experiences an incredible adventure that leads him to the most memoriable of moments.
We have read the Jothan book, or one of the other books in the series at every Christmas since we learned about the series. It really has become one of our most favorite Christmas traditions to share as a family! The book is written to be read every day leading up to Christmas morning. The chapters are short enough to read it just before going to bed. Which is also great in the event that you miss a day or two and need to catch up quickly. At the end of each chapter (or day) there is a devotional thought to help you connect the story with every day life issues and with God's word.
There are 3 books in the series with a fourth book for the Easter season. I have added links below for all four books which are now available in both printed and digital formats. And if you're thinking that it might be too late to begin your adventure with Jotham, think again. There is still plenty of time order your books and get started. At the very least, order your books now and you'll have them for next year.
Either way, enjoy a new tradition!
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