Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (July 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #57,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #26 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Holidays > Christmas #13047 in Books > Religion & Spirituality
I bought this book last year after Christmas. I found it overwhelming to make or buy all the ornaments myself, so I created and hosted a Jesse Tree Ornament Exchange, which I HIGHLY recommend. 25 of us got together and each made 25 of the same ornament, one for each day of the Advent. Then we all got together and swapped, leaving each of us with a full set of gorgeous, hand-made ornaments. The stories in this book are perfect for Advent, going from Creation through the Birth of Jesus. For each day there is a kid story, and an adult story, with accompanying verses to read from your bible, a memory verse, questions for the kids about the story, and a prayer. It is very clear about the symbols for each day and what each ornament should be. This by far is my favorite Jesse Tree Advent book and my kids and whole family LOVED opening the ornaments each day to see what they were and then took turns hanging them on our advent tree (just a smaller tree we got like 24"). LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it and will do this every year with them. Great way to keep the focus on Christ during the Holiday season!!! I am attaching a photo of the ornaments we made to go along with the book...these match each days devotional.
Each year a group of ladies (25) gets together and picks a day's devotional and makes an ornament to go along with that day. Each person makes 25 of their ornament and then everyone gets together and exchanges. Finally, you have a complete set that you can use along with this great devotional book!! Each day has a devotion/symbol and there are readings for children and adults. My children unwrap the ornament for the day and then we read the devotional. It makes a wonderful family time!!
This little book is the perfect way to start a Jesse Tree family tradition at Christmas time! It has devotionals for both children and adults, and goes through many important passages that point the way to our world's need for Christ. I bought a large roll of green felt and painted the outline of a Christmas tree. Then I printed out the images the book mentions & laminated them and put velcro on the backs of each. We had a really great time going through the tree each day and look forward to continuing our tradition in years to come!
We've only used this for one Advent so far, but I loved it! The people who wrote it really seem to understand how to talk to small children, unlike some other things that I've used even though they were written specifically for children. I think it's great for adults, too. It's clear, to the point, and enjoyable to read. Exactly what we needed for our family that's made up of two very tired and distracted parents and four small kids.
Wow. This book is EXACTLY what I was looking for. It includes the Scripture verse, the type of symbol to display, suggested songs to sing AND a devotion for both kids and adults. Highly recommend!!
THIS BOOK TRACES THE HERITAGE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTMENT. ADULTS ENJOY THE CHILDREN'S DEVOTIONS AS WELL AS THEIR OWN. EACH DAY AN ORNAMENT IS PLACED ON A TREE TO GO WITH EACH DEVOTIONAL.
THIS BOOK WAS VERY INSPIRATIONAL TO MY FAMILY. IT BROUGHT US SO CLOSE TOGETHER AROUND CHRISTMAS. MOST OF THE TIME ONE LOSES SIGHT OF WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT & THIS BOOK BRINGS IT HOME TO NOT ONLY OUR CHILDREN BUT TO US AS PARENTS.IT IS A MUST BOOK FOR THE FAMILY LIBRARY TO ENJOY OVER & OVER.
This is a wonderful little book that does it's job clearly and efficiently without any extra fluff. You get a section on "What is the Jesse Tree" followed by "How to Use Your Jesse Tree," then a convenient list of the ornaments. The chapters are organized like such:Day XTitlePicture of the SymbolSymbol DescriptionMemory VerseHymns to SingThen you get two more sections, one for kids, one for adults. Both follow the same format: Scripture verse address/es, Devotion (4-6 paragraphs), Questions (4-6), and a short prayer. Each day takes is on 2 or 3 pages total.Like I said, efficient.The only thing that I would have liked added would be if the entire scripture verses would be included, maybe even in the back of the book, especially for those folks who may not have a Bible on standby. Our plan is to use our Bible regardless, so it works out perfectly for us.
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