6 Advent Resources for You this Christmas

With Christmas just right around the corner, we have partnered with The Wandering Bookseller to bring you a list of recommended advent resources for you this Christmas. Our hope is that these resources will be a great source of encouragement and hope for you and your family, or a fantastic and uplifting gift for a friend. 
1. ​From Eden to Bethlehem by Danielle Hitchen 

This is a gorgeous new board book from Danielle Hitchen. Young children and babies are introduced to different animals from the Bible, and at the same time they can begin to see the story of the Bible too – from the Snake in Eden to the animals prophesied about in Isaiah, and then the animals in Bethlehem when Jesus was born. Filled with scripture, and beautiful illustrations – this board book would be a great gift for a baby’s first Christmas. The rest of this new Baby Believer board book series is great too! 

2. “Is Christmas Unbelievable?” by Rebecca McLaughlin 

Rebecca McLaughlin is a wonderful evangelist, and all of her books are worth reading. She has written a short book called “Is Christmas Unbelievable?” reminding us how we know Jesus is real and why we can trust the gospels. She then explains why it matters. This book will strengthen your faith in the lead up to Christmas and might be a good book to give to a friend. 

3. A (Not So) Silent Night by QuizWorx 

Quiz Worx have just released a brand-new Christmas album called A (Not So) Silent Night. A mix of Christmas songs and carols, with a Quix Worx twist. When you buy the CD you also get a free digital download coupon. Here’s what Colin Buchanan says: “With crazy puppets, big guitars and atomic drums all the way, Scruff and his friends have done their best to guarantee that this Christmas we’re all in for A (NOT SO) Silent Night!” 

4. The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung 

The Biggest Story was written as a Christmas sermon for an all-ages Family Church Service. Kevin DeYoung wanted to make sure people visiting church at Christmas time wouldn’t miss out on the whole bible story. It was then turned into an illustrated picture book that can be read over a few nights with younger kids, or in just one sitting with primary school aged children. Parents will appreciate DeYoung’s humour interspersed throughout, while somehow packing in so many parts of the Bible into one short book. 

5. Bible Stories Every Child Should Know by Kenneth N. Taylor 

Just in time for Christmas, we have a newly illustrated Children’s Picture Bible called Bible Stories Every Child Should Know. There are 120 easy to read stories to help children find joy in the Bible. Advent is a great time to start reading the Bible after dinner, and then continue this family tradition into the new year. 

6. I’m Praying for You by Nancy Guthrie 

While Christmas is a time of great joy, for many it is also a season of suffering. Nancy Guthrie has written a new prayer journal to help us pray for those who are suffering. Paul Tripp says this book is “the most practical, scripture-infused guide to prayer that I have ever seen. As you walk with people through the troubles of life in this fallen world, you will turn to this little gem of a book again and again.” 

​Support The Wandering Bookseller and KCC 
​The Wandering Bookseller team have been travelling across Australia for years with hand-picked bookstalls for Christian events. They cater for small church camps through to large regional conferences – and everything in-between. Visit their website to discover great books for Christians and curious agnostics.  

The Wandering Bookseller is also the official book partner for KCC. You can visit them at our upcoming in person events in 2022, including KEC and KYCK. Or, if you’re completing your NextGen training, you can add on a specially curated book pack to your registration! 

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