Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the sights and sounds of Christmas. The bright lights twinkling on the trees, the decorations hung just so, the snow falling softly on the ground and the smells of cookies coming from the kitchen, as family gathers near. The main thing that I love most about Christmas is, it’s the time of year that we get to celebrate our Savior’s birth.
It can be so easy to get sidetracked at Christmas, with the holiday shopping and the to do lists that are a mile long, that we loose focus of the true meaning of Christmas. I have recently found an amazing e-book that will help keep the focus of Christmas where it should be, it’s called, “How to Strengthen Your Child’s Faith at Christmas,” by Jolene Engle. You can find Jolene sharing her words of wisdom at her blog, The Alabaster Jar. Please take a moment to stop by and visit her.
“How to Strengthen Your Child’s Faith at Christmas”, is one of the best books I have ever read on the topic of having a Christ centered Christmas. It’s truly and amazing book that Jolene wrote with words that God placed on her heart. It’s broken down into eleven chapters that share various ways of how you can make the focus of your Christmas on Jesus. The chapters explore how you can take any aspect of Christmas and turn them into times of learning for your children about who our Savior truly is. The topics covered range from decorating the Christmas tree, the meaning of Advent, to the purpose of a nativity set. My personal favorite chapter was, “A Stocking for Jesus”.
If I could describe this book in one word it would be intentional. Jolene is very intentional about making sure that each chapter is directed towards a Christmas activity that puts Jesus as the center of it’s focus. This book definitely fulfills it’s purpose of teaching your children about who our Savior really is, and about building a spiritual foundation for them that will last a lifetime. You can stop by The Alabaster Jar until November 10th, to pick up your free copy of ,”How to Strengthen Your Child’s Faith at Christmas.” I am sure you will enjoy reading it as much as I have.