The ADVENTure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in Our Holiday Traditions (Hardcover)

Helping Children Find Jesus in Our Holiday Traditions

By Lisa Whelchel, Jeannie Mooney (Illustrator)

Multnomah Gifts, 9781590520895, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2004



The ADVENTure of Christmas "is a guide for moms concerned that their children are losing sight of Jesus in the midst of the distractions the holiday season brings. Lisa Whelchel was such a mom, but instead of abandoning the traditions of Christmas she rediscovered their original meanings, which were intended to remind people of God's unfathomable gift. Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree have become opportunities to teach her children about how they relate to Jesus birth. With "The ADVENTure of Christmas, "mothers can redeem what's been lost from the very symbols that are gentle reminders of the true meaning of Christmas.
Have you discovered that Jesus sometimes gets lost in the middle of the hustle and bustle of His birthday party? Would you like to be able to keep your children's focus on Jesus and also join them in the wonder of the celebration?
For each of the twenty-four days preceding Christmas, "The ADVENTure of Christmas" serves as a fun and handy guide that describes the significance behind your favorite traditions. Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree will become opportunities to share how these customs relate to Jesus' birth. "The ADVENTure of Christmas" recaptures the true meaning of this beloved season, giving reasons to celebrate for years to come.
Story Behind the Book
Feeling like Jesus had gotten lost in the frenzy of the holiday season, I asked the Lord to show me what I could do to teach my children the true meaning of Christmas. I was caught off-guard when He simply replied, "Don t do anything differently. Look in the middle of the celebration and you will find Me." He was right. There was no need to orchestrate moments to pontificate about "the commercialization of Christmas." Instead, Jesus is beckoning us to come to the party and bring the kids. In doing so, we run into Him at the mall, the movies, even at school. He hides in the lights, the carols, and the cards. He is there when we dress the evergreen tree, when Dad dresses up in a red suit, and even when we eat turkey and dressing

About the Author

Lisa Whelchel, a native Texan and a Grammy nominated vocalist and songwriter, is best known for her role as Blair on the long-running television comedy "The Facts of Life. "Now a homeschooling mother, speaker, and pastor s wife, she is the bestselling author of "So You re Thinking About Homeschooling, The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me), "and the Gold Medallion nominee "Creative Correction. "Lisa and her husband, pastor Steve Cauble, live in Texas with their children Tucker, Haven, and Clancy."