Would you have roast goat for Christmas dinner? How about replacing mince pies with Christmas cookies? Be inspired from stories of Christmas in other cultures as Ed chats with Rachel Allord and Chris Howles, both long-term missionaries in different parts of the world. Maybe, this year, you could start some new family traditions that will help you put Jesus at the centre.
Ed Drew - Director of Faith in Kids
Rachel Allord - is a mum of two who writes for Faith in Kids and serves on ReachGlobal’s London team. For her books and blog go to www.rachelallord.com
Chris Howles - is married to Ros. They work at Uganda Martyrs' Seminary (UMS) in Kampala, training men and women for ordained gospel ministry in Uganda. Chris teaches systematic theology, New Testament, mission and practical theology courses. They have three children and both Chris and Ros are Sunday school co-ordinators in their local parish church.
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This is the book of family Bible times, The Adventure of Christmas, with the amazing Advent calendar (did we mention with stickers?!) from Faith in Kids in partnership with The Good Book Company. (https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk).
These simple 10-minute family devotions for Advent, with graphic-novel-style illustrations, explore the Gospel accounts of the first Christmas in an engaging way, and will help families keep Christ at the heart of their celebrations.
With all the Bible passages and questions already laid out, you can lead these devotions without needing any extra time to prepare, making family devotional time an achievable joy, not an unrealistic burden. There are different sets of questions for 3-4s, 5-7s, 7-12s, teens and even parents, so the whole family can enjoy looking at the Bible together.
There is an accompanying Advent Calendar available.
Written by Ed Drew, author of the popular The Wonder of Easter and Meals with Jesus and the founder of Faith in Kids, a charity supporting children’s-ministry workers and parents as they help children engage with Jesus through the pages of Scripture.
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