Family Advent Guide
Simply Advent is the Fathom advent guide designed to be an achievable and effective means for your entire family to encounter the story of Christmas as part of the entire narrative of the Bible.
This guide gives you a reading plan from the Jesus Storybook Bible as well as scripture references.
Parents are masters of repetition. Repeating yourself is a required skill. Children ask the same questions time and again. Even the most basic things take more than one explanation for children of all ages to truly grasp them. But when it comes to advent, most guides suggest breaking the story into at least twenty-five different sections that build up until Christmas. We are in the habit of asking our kids to absorb new information every day during one of the most hectic and busy times of the year.
Simply Advent is different. Every week is given one full story and one Christmas song. The same story is told and the same song sang every day for a week. Each week's story comes with a list of questions that can be asked while you are reading or at other times during the day that will help your child increase their comprehension of the details and the purpose of the story. The repetition that helps your children learn how to ask nicely for something helps them learn that the birth of Jesus brings the rescuer of the whole world.
We want the birth of Jesus to feel like a celebration. So this advent guide starts with a story from Genesis where the rescuer from sin is promised. Then it moves into the prophecies of Jesus and finally into the stories that surround his birth. When Jesus is born the anticipation of his coming has been built within your family. Our guide extends a week past Christmas to include the story that Jesus will return again one day.
What You Will Need
The only things you will need are this guide and a Bible or a copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible. The Jesus Storybook Bible is written for the purpose of telling the story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them through his son, Jesus. You can purchase the Jesus Storybook Bible on Amazon or at most large bookstores.