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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Review~Seeking Christmas

Seeking Christmas: Finding the True Meaning Through Family Traditions is a 41 page softcover written by Renee Robinson and illustrated by Veronica Hallum.  I was immediately intrigued when I read the description of this book:

Is the message of Christmas lost in the commercialization and hectic pace? Can we celebrate with intentional purpose? Using devotions and activities, Seeking Christmas gives your family an experience to pass down for generations to come.

Making sure my kids, and now grandson, understands the true meaning of Christmas has always been important to me.  Just last year we began celebrating advent, and it has become a tradition the entire family looks forward to. 

In Seeking Christmas, there are seven lessons/devotions.  Your family can do them in the seven days leading up to Christmas, or the seven Sundays before Christmas, or any schedule that works for you.  Along with the Seeking Christmas book, you can also download the free journal and ornaments that go along with the lessons.  The link will be at the end of this review. 

Each lesson has five sections:
*Remember-a treasured holiday memory
*Read-a part of the Christmas story
*Reflect-on the meaning of the scripture
*Rejoice-with family over all God has done
*Research-the legendary roots of a classic holiday tradition. 

The lessons in Seeking Christmas can be adapted for your family to your children's age ranges.  Within the lessons are also suggestions for building your own traditions, recipes, and song lyrics. 

Our family is using the lessons in the seven days before Christmas, beginning today.  I did read the book first, and have already made one new tradition.  We have been singing a song together on Sunday nights after Advent.  Dad and the older kids balked at the idea at first, but now everyone is enjoying it!

I'm looking forward to going through all the lessons, and using the ornaments and journal.  The journal will be a wonderful keepsake for years to come. 

Visit the author's website www.renee-robinson.com for more information on the book, as well as the free downloads mentioned above.  Also, 10% of the author's royalties from the sale of this book will go toward organizations helping to change orphan's lives.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's CFR Title 16, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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