This special edition is beautifully illustrated. It can serve as a precious guide to help recapture the sacredness of the Advent season and to help the entire family understand and celebrate the epic pageantry of humankind from Adam to the Messiah.
My Thoughts/ReviewI am so excited that I was able to review this amazing book! I have really been wanting to start doing Advent with my family, but had no idea what would be good for our family. Now I know there are other books out there that would also be good for us, but this one is almost perfect.
The devotions are spectacular and very eye-opening. They are a little long for our 2 year old, but I plan to summarize so it will be shorter for him when we start as a family. However the message is spot on for each one as well as in line with the Bible.
My favorite part however is the variety of family activities mentioned at the end of each devotion. They truly get the family involved together which I love (outside of doing the Christmas ornament for the Jesse tree and discussion)! Also the pictures are so beautiful!
I highly recommend this to families who are looking for a new way to prepare for Christmas not only individually, but as a family. It will change the entire family's outlook on the real meaning of Christmas and bring a fresh heart of thankfulness.
I give Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp 5 out of 5 stars!
*(I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.)*
About the AuthorAnn Voskamp is wife of one good farmer, the home-educating mama to a half-dozen exuberant kids, and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Greatest Gift, and One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, a New York Times 60 week bestseller that has sold more than one million copies, the royalties of which the Voskamp family has given all away, the joy always in giving the gift back.
Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, and a partner with Compassion International as a global advocate for needy children, Ann's a regular loser of library books, usually has a sink full of soaking pots, sees empty laundry baskets rarer than a blue moon, and believes that the sky and fresh mercy over the farm is large and all is grace. Her blog, one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the web, has become a daily well for the weary and soul-thirsty: www.aholyexperience.com