Favorite Books for Advent


In our family, we love slowing down over the month of December and settling into a quiet, devotional rhythm. We focus on family togetherness around our fireplace; talking, reading, and baking together as the cold dark days of winter settle in.

We love incorporating advent guides into our evening routines, and included a few of our favorites here.

Jotham’s Journey is the advent devotional that we are using with our The Precious People study. It follows a boy in his adventures in Ancient Rome at the time of Jesus birth, and includes daily readings and reflections.

Jotham’s Journey


Another favorite resource for advent is by our dear friend Jennifer Naraki. Slow and Sacred Advent is a thoughtful four week guide to help your family celebrate the birth of Christ.

Slow and Sacred Advent

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I printed an early edition of this Jesse Tree themed devotional way back when it was on A Holy Experience Blog. Now you can get a beautiful read aloud edition, with the hopeful and inspiring words of Ann Voskamp to lead your advent celebrations.

Unwrapping The Greatest Gift


A new one that we haven’t read yet is by a favorite devotional author, Marty Machowski. We have used his children’s devotional books for the last few years of school and are excited to check this one out.

Prepare Him Room

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Photo by http://instagram.com/thequietwayhome

Here at The Peaceful Press, we also created this Christmas Guide. The focus is on fun activities to do with your children over the four weeks of Christmas, including weekly nativity stories, favorite Christmas books, crafts, recipes, handmade gifts, games, and more.

The Christmas Guide


What are your favorite resources for celebrating advent?

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