Bartholomew's Passageby Arnold Ytreeide
In hard to put down chapters, this engaging story takes readers through Advent to Christmas as they follow young Bartholomew on his adventures. You will accompany this delightful boy from the time Roman soldiers destroy his village and disperse his family, through his enslavement to a tyrannical master, his escape with Nathan, his stay at the community of Qumran, to his reunion with his family and the wonderful climax in Bethlehem. Along the way he makes a new friend, Jotham, whom many readers grew to love in Jotham’s Journey. Following each chapter is a spiritual reflection that gives readers an opportunity to respond personally to a spiritual truth embedded in the story. Ideal for family devotions.
About the Author
Arnold Ytreeide is a superb storyteller who cares deeply about the spiritual life of families. He is the author of Jotham’s Journey and the founder of Storyteller Productions. He lives with his wife, Elsie, and two children in Nampa, Idaho. During Advent the Ytreeide family sets aside fifteen minutes each night for devotions before the youngest child goes to bed. Family members take turns lighting the candles of the Advent wreath, and Arnold reads Bartholomew’s story. When he is finished, Elsie leads in prayer. Afterward, the children light "bedside candles" from the Advent candles and make their way to bed.
- Gospel Light Publications
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- 8.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
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An excellent book to read in the days leading up to Christmas. Every night the chapter ends on a cliffhanger; my kids would beg to read 'just one more chapter.' A wonderful way to keep the focus on what is important during the Christmas season.