4 “must read” Family Advent books to prepare your heart for Christmas

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Around this time of year, I enjoy reading devotional books with my family. By reading a family advent book it is a sure way to prepare your heart for Christmas. This is one way I have found that helps keep Jesus in the center of the season. This simple and easy holiday tradition quickly became a favorite. We choose a book together as a family and work though the days and weeks together.

Below is a list describing my top four favorite family devotional books on advent. This is how we grow the love of Jesus in our hearts and minds while preparing for Christmas.

The way to the manger: A family devotional By: Jeff and Abbey Land


How to get your kids excited for Christmas? Worry not, because the Way To The Manger has got you covered! This book of twenty-five advent devotionals will give children a new perspective on why we celebrate Christmas. With engaging activities and talking points with each short read you learn about God’s incredible gift in Jesus–the greatest present imaginable. I especially love how the prompts give you room to write in your answers. This makes for a great keepsake for years to come!

Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional By: Asheritah Ciuciu


This wonderful book brings readers through Advent, a four-week process filled with hope and love. Each week begins with daily devotions that equip you to celebrate together. This book helps the readers to understand that He is the Alpha and Omega, Creator of all things. Christian readers will find themselves drawn into His story during this season. The engaging activities help prepare for worship services that celebrate Him more fully each day!

A Better Than Anything Christmas: Explore How Jesus Makes Christmas Better By: Barbara Reaoch


This book is the perfect way to help your family understand why Christ came. As each day in December passes you can use this book as a guide for exploring the importance of Jesus’ life. Then using the discussion questions you can connect it to your life and what He gave us – which are better than anything else on earth!

Each day there are prayers, questions that are age appropriate, and a journal space so your family can write down their response about the topic for that day. It is important to set aside a little time each day while leading up to Christmas to keep Jesus in the center of it all.

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas By: Ann Voskamp


Through reading the provided scripture passage, children can engage with specially written devotions to help them understand each day’s Advent theme. They’ll fall in love all over again as they experience God’s plan of salvation for us–from Adam and Eve until Jesus’ birth at Christmas time! This book will take you on a journey through time that will make your heart sing!


These family devotional advent books will change your heart and your families hearts, so you can see Jesus for who He really is. I recommend these 4 advent books to anyone looking to help their children and family understand and prepare for the birth of our Savior!

I hope this article has helped inspire you to read more advent-y books!

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