A Jesus Christmas

Explore God's Amazing Plan for Christmas

Family devotional for Advent, with journaling space

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This Advent devotional offers an exciting and fresh way for your family to prepare for Christmas.

Right from the beginning, the serpent lied to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden – and he has been lying ever since. But right from the beginning, God told us his amazing plan to send Jesus.

Each of the 25 readings looks at one of the serpent's lies from Genesis 3, and then shows how the glorious truth of Christmas beats it every time! There is even space for each family member to make their own notes.

So get each family member a copy of A Jesus Christmas and a Bible, and find ten minutes a day in December to look at God's word together and dwell on the good news of Christmas.

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Contents

  • Before You Begin
  • Some Useful Bible Words
  • Dec 1st: God's Plan for Christmas
  • Dec 2nd: Like the Stars in the Sky
  • Dec 3rd: A Promised Child
  • Dec 4th: A Stairway to God
  • Dec 5th: The Only Truly Good Person
  • Dec 6th: The Passover Lamb
  • Dec 7th: Life-Giving Bread
  • Dec 8th: God's True Tent
  • Dec 9th: Ruth's Son's, Son's, Son's, Son
  • Dec 10th: The Forever King
  • Dec 11th: The King Who Understands Us
  • Dec 12th: Born to Die
  • Dec 13th: God With Us
  • Dec 14th: Mary's Child
  • Dec 15th: True Happiness
  • Dec 16th: We live for Jesus
  • Dec 17th: Preparing the Path
  • Dec 18th: The Real Jesus
  • Dec 19th: The Angel's Message for All
  • Dec 20th: The Best Words Ever
  • Dec 21st: Simeon Sees His Savior
  • Dec 22nd: God Hears Us
  • Dec 23rd: The Truth About Jesus
  • Dec 24th: Jesus Came to Win
  • Dec 25th: A Jesus Christmas
  • Extra family journaling space

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Specification

Age range: 4 - 11
Author Barbara Reaoch
ISBN 9781784982270
Format Paperback
First published 2018
Dimensions 6" x 9" x 0.2"
Language English
Pages 96
Publisher The Good Book Company
Commendations

In A Jesus Christmas, Barbara Reaoch introduces children to the amazing truth that God planned the first Christmas long before Jesus was born. Barbara takes us on a journey through the Scriptures showing us the signposts that point to the coming Savior and its fulfillment on the first Christmas Day. An excellent family Christmas book with a powerful gospel message.

Marty Machowski

Pastor and author of The Ology, The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short

With every Christmas becoming more commercialized, parents are earnestly seeking new ways to make the true story of Christmas much more clear to their children. One glance through this remarkable book tells me that "A Jesus Christmas" is just what mothers and fathers are looking for. What a great family project this is, providing guide points for discussion, age-appropriate activities, and "homework" for every child. I highly recommend this book as a practical and powerful way to keep Jesus Christ and his Word at the very center of your family’s Christmas.

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Barbara Reaoch has written a fine series of family devotions for the Christmas season. These daily studies are interactive, instructive, and faithful to Scripture. If you have young children in your home, and you want to make this Christmas more of a “Jesus Christmas” than last year, try this little book by this experienced children’s teacher.

Donald S. Whitney

Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. Author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Praying the Bible, and Family Worship

Customer reviews

“A Gospel-Centered Christmas Devotional for the Whole Family!”

"A Jesus Christmas" by Barbara Reaoch is perfect for our little family of young children, sensitive hearts, and short attention spans! This family devotional is all about exploring God's amazing plan for Christmas. God is working in our hearts and preparing us to celebrate the beautiful truth that Jesus rescues.

I highly recommend this as a family's simple, easy to understand, Biblically based preparation for Christmas—you're going to want your own copy!


12/11/2019

“Great Thanksgiving Gift”

This is an excellent resource for families who want to make sure Jesus is the focus of the Christmas season. It is well-written and age-appropriate. Perfect for children. I bought 10 copies and gave them out at Thanksgiving so friends and family could have them before Christmas.


06/11/2019

“A good Bible overview”

This book was very helpful as we sought to focus on the birth of Jesus this year. The book basically went through the whole Bible and helpfully pointed to how Jesus's birth did away with the lies Satan has been telling the world since creation. It was very age appropriate for our kids aged between 4-9. It had easy comprehension questions for the younger ones and more contemplative questions for the older ones. I think there could have been more questions on each devotion, but only because our children love answering questions! Altogether, and very Bible-centred book.


13/02/2019

“Grateful for this Resource”

My wife and I recently decided to start doing daily family devotions with our four year-old (as a sort of graduation from storybook Bibles), and thought that the Christmas season would be a perfect time to begin. We wanted something that would present the Word and point to Jesus, rather than the type of devotional that provides a scriptural snippet followed by four paragraphs of reflection. The sample pages of <i>A Jesus Christmas</i> looked promising, so we decided to give it a try. Well, I can't tell you how glad I am that we did! Our daughter engaged in the discussion questions night after night, and loved the journaling/doodling pages. Halfway through the book, she told my wife that she wanted Jesus in her heart, and they prayed for that together (naturally, on the one evening of the week when I'm out of the house, haha). At the very end of the devotional, families are prompted to write down what they've learned about Jesus, and she said, "That Jesus is King, and he gives us life!" To Mrs. Reaoch and the folks at The Good Book Co., thank you for making this available. The Seders family has been blessed by it!

Note: for the selections of Scripture, our family turned the NIrV. The NLT would also be suitable. Whatever you choose, the important thing is that you engage the Word together!


31/12/2018

“A lovely child-friendly bible overview”

This is a helpful book for our family, with children aged between 9 and 2. I like the fact that it's a bible overview, rather than starting at the New Testament, as this should give us a better persepctive on the coming of our saviour. The journaling space is a nice idea, although all four of my children want to do that so I've had to photocopy those pages!


28/11/2018

“An excellent resource”

This will be an excellent family devotional book for December. Beginning in Genesis and working through God's plan for salvation it clearly and helpfully shows Jesus to be the Saviour God promised and the world needs. With plenty of questions and space for children to draw it caters to a range of ages. This book will help to put ensure Jesus is the focus during the Christmas period.


12/11/2018

“Awesome Advent Devotion”

Our three boys (7, 5, 2) ask to do our devotional all throughout the day. Barbara Reaoch's "A Jesus Christmas" is far and away the best devotional we've done as a family, Christmas or otherwise. Each devotional begins with a scripture reading followed by 2 questions to make sure everyone got the main points from the text. Next, Reoach shows how Satan's lies are refuted and dismantled in Christ's Incarnation. She masterfully covers deep theological truths in simple and short ways that kids can understand. Lastly, there is a family journaling page with creative prompts to repond to the devotion with art. This will be a book to look back on for years to come and enjoy the memories of studying God's Word together. Our family has had some major lightbulb moments throughout this devotion like the story of a mother bird protecting her chicks from a fire. Our son said, "I get it!! Jesus took the punishment we deserved. He died so we don't have to!" "A Jesus Christmas" is the perfect way to prepare for Christmas. We couldn't recommend it more highly!


25/10/2018

“Works well for younger kids too!”

Our family has really enjoyed this book. There are specific questions for older children as well as younger children. So my 4 and 6 year old are able to listen to the Scripture verse we are studying and digest it's meaning. It's led to a lot of great discussion about sin, Jesus, and God's love for us. As a mom of littles, I really appreciate that each chapter takes only 5-10 minutes--it keeps their attention and allows them to focus on the one attribute about Jesus for that chapter without getting bogged down in other stuff or losing focus. And the journaling at the end of each chapter is by far our favorite--my boys LOVE drawing about what they've learned and I love seeing what they come up with! It allows me to see that they really are understanding the concepts. Such a great way to prepare our hearts for Christmas--highly recommend!!


23/10/2018

“Wonderful Christmas devotion for the whole family”

With the continued commercialization of Christmas in our culture, even Christians can find themselves looking forward to the peripheral benefits that come along with this season. We occupy our time by getting together with family and friends, putting up a tree and lights, special programs at churches and schools, to name a few. These are not bad things, but they are lesser things. If we can focus on JESUS during Christmas, these lesser things will be more meaningful while taking their rightful place. This 25-day devotion draws the family into studying the promise of CHRIST starting with The Fall of man and continuing to the Incarnation of the Rescuer. Each day along the way, a lie that the serpent tells us is dispelled by a truth of JESUS. As parents, we praised GOD as our little ones recognized these lies of the serpent and the truths of JESUS. These lies are practical statements that the god of this world is speaking into their lives, but they are not without hope. For each lie is met with Scripture, and Scripture wins because Scripture testifies of JESUS, our Rescuer.


23/10/2018

“Engaging & deep, Gospel-centered devos for all ages”

As a family, we've done a number of advent devotions, but this book is exceptional. The devotions are engaging and interesting. They are the perfect length for a busy family, and with graceful simplicity go deep into the gospel and the heart. Thanks to two "levels" of questions, they are great for both older and younger children. My kids are 9 & 12 and we have had some wonderful discussions around these questions. Each day, a lie that the serpent tells is countered with the truth as Bible stories which point to the Messiah are shared. The Gospel is beautifully and clearly woven into each devotion, building the anticipation for Christmas, just as it was longed for so many years ago. I highly recommend it!


23/10/2018

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