As the holiday season is fast approaching I find my self once again looking for a good devotional book that will help our family focus on the True Meaning of Christmas.
Seeking Christmas - Finding the True Meaning Through Family Traditions by Renee Robinson is a great book that will fulfill this purpose for me. I was given the chance to review it through the Book Crash blog review program and I am so pleased with what I found within the pages.
The book is arranged to be used over a 7 day period. You can arrange this to fit your schedule. Whether that be every day the week before Christmas, maybe even 2 weeks before Christmas or maybe you would prefer to spread the 7 sections out through the weeks leading up to Christmas. The great thing about it is that you can adjust it to what works best for you.
Each day is separated into sections. The first sections is REMEMBER. This is for adults, I found this section to a great way to "set the mood" and to help the parent get their juices flowing and ready to share and make new "things to remember" as a family.
The second section is READ. Each day includes a Bible scripture to be read as a family. If you have older children there are extra scriptures for further study.
The third section is REFLECT. This is a time to talk about the scriptures you just read. There are also questions divided up by age group. That is another great thing about this book! It is great for kids of all ages!
The fourth section is RESEARCH. In this section you learn some neat historical facts about Christmas. For instance, you can read about the history of holly, the poinsettia and the candy cane to name a few. I really loved this section and thought it added a little spice to the book.
The last section is REJOICE. Here the evenings activity is summarized. The author recommend keeping a Christmas Journal and during the section of REJOICE there are journal prompts as to what to write in the journal. I love to keep a journal and a Christmas journal incorporated into the family devotion is a great idea. I can't wait to get our started this year and how great it will be to look back each year and see what God has and is doing in our lives!
One more great thing about this book is that when you purchase this book you are helping orphans. The author donates 10% to organizations that reach out to change an orphan's life.
For more information on this book and the author you can visit www.renee-robinson.com.