Christmas Is Coming! But Waiting Is Hard!: Family Activities and Devotions for Advent

Christmas Is Coming! But Waiting Is Hard!: Family Activities and Devotions for Advent

by Karen Whiting


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This Advent book contains family devotions that focus on connecting Jesus and the symbols of Christmas. Each day includes a devotional, prayer, questions to discuss, the meaning of a Christmas symbol, and suggested activities to put the scriptures into action. Reproducibles are included to help with the symbol activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501824722
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karen Whiting is an award-winning author of eighteen books. She is the former community producer and host of a television series, Puppets On Parade, for Miami educational TV.She was an assigned contributing writer for Focus on the Family's Focus on Your Child from 2007 until the publication ceased in February 2009. She has written over 500 articles and short pieces for more than sixty publications and currently writes for Leading Hearts and MollyGreen Magazines.

Whiting has been a guest on dozens of radio shows, a number of television shows, and has guest hosted a radio show for parents. She speaks to MOPS groups, women's groups, and has also spoken in Russia and Malaysia.

As a board member of Christian Authors Network (CAN), Karen is very connected to many marketing opportunities and has spoken to more than 200 independent and Logos Christian retailers.


2014 Christian Retailing Best Award, Children's Nonfiction
2013 Military Writer's Society of America Gold Medal, faith category
2013 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year

Table of Contents

God's Love Is an Adventure 7

Intentional Choices to Prepare for Christmas 8

Day 1 Hope: The Prophecy Candle / Symbol: Wreath 12

Day 2 Mlcah'S Prophecy / Symbol: Christmas Tree 16

Day 3 Prayer Wreath / Symbol: Chains and Garlands 20

Day 4 Cod Names Mary's Baby / Symbol: The Jesse Tree 24

Day 5 God's Clock / Symbol: Angel Tree 28

Day 6 H-O-P-E / Symbol: Christmas Cards 31

Day 7 Another Child is Coming! / Symbol: Nativity Set 35

Day 8 Love: The Bethlehem Candle / Symbol: Christmas Breads 38

Day 9 Indescribable Gift of Love /Symbol Candles 42

Day 10 Room for Jesus /Symbol: Christmas Village 46

Day 11 King of Kings / Symbol: Crown 50

Day 12 Seed and Root of David / Symbol: Fruits, Seeds, and Centerpieces 54

Day 13 Lighting the Way / Symbol: Lights 57

Day 14 Ruth and Boaz of Bethlehem / Symbol: Christmas Pageants and Cantatas 60

Day 15 Joy: The Shepherd Candle / Symbol: Sheep and Animals 63

Day 16 Angelic News / Symbol: Candy Cane 66

Day 17 The Reason for the Season / Symbol: Snow/lakes 69

Day 18 A Sign for You / Symbol: Chrismons or Christ Monograms 72

Day 19 The Family of Jesus / Symbol: Family Tree 75

Day 20 The Real Red of Christmas / Symbol: Red Bows 78

Day 21 Celebrating the Birth / Symbol: Crèche 81

Day 22 Peace: The Angel Candle / Symbol: Angel 84

Day 23 Peace on Earth / Symbol: Dove 88

Day 24 Praising God / Symbol: Carolers 92

Day 25 Trumpets, Bells, and Music / Symbol: Trumpets and Musical Instruments 95

Day 26 Filled With God's Spirit / Symbol: Christmas Stocking 99

Day 27 Heavenly Sign / Symbol: Star 102

Day 28 Gift Wrapped / Symbol: Gift Wrap 106

Christmas Day: The Christ Candle / Symbol: Baby Jesus 109

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Christmas Is Coming! But Waiting Is Hard!: Family Activities and Devotions for Advent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
WOW!!!...yes that is my first word, Wow. I am so psyched for Christmas now. The author right from the start gets you involved in Christmas, she tells you how to....nah I won't tell you what an excellent, exciting thing she gets you to do. Then each day she has a fantastic Scripture verse that pertains to advent and Christmas. Then there is an accompanied story that goes with it and those stories are so original I just love love loved them. Then there are wonderful questions to discuss after the or before the lighting of the advent candle. What she does that is so original is that she actually tells you what advent is and what it means. Please do not miss out on this treasure. You will enjoy each new days gift the author gives you in this advent book, it is so worth the buy. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.