Item description for Jesse Tree Devotions: A Family Activity for Advent by Marilyn S. Breckenridge...
Overview This booklet is written and designed to help families prepare for Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth. It traces the spiritual family tree of Jesus Christ in the tradition of the Jesse Tree, retelling many of the Bible stories that lead to Christ's birth. There is a Bible passage, devotional thought, and prayer for each day during Advent. Also included is a symbol at the bottom of each page for one part of the Jesse Tree that can be cut out and put together.
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Studio: AUGSBURG FORTRESS
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.01" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.14" Weight: 0.28 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1985
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0806621540 ISBN13 9780806621548
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Fun tradition Feb 23, 2006
The Jesse Tree has been an Advent tradition in my family since I was a little girl. I am 26 years old now, and I have still tried to do it on my own every year. It was always something to look forward to, and my mother always saved the leaves I colored. What we did was to pull out the tree itself and have it laminated. Then, we made photocopies of the leaves and we were able to reuse everything for many years. I finally bought another copy when I moved out on my own so that I can start my own family's tradition. There are prayers for each day and I think it's a great way to share the Bible stories with children. You will not be sorry for buying this, especially for the price!
An easy, yet meaningful family Advent activity Dec 4, 2001
My family has been using this book for the past five years and we have found it to be a wonderful family devotional for the Advent season. At first, the kids were just interested in coloring the daily 'leaf' and gluing it onto the paper 'tree'; now the older kids are interested in the readings and actually take part in the discussions while the youngest ones get out the crayons and glue. We have considered giving it up, since it does require purchasing a new book each year (the content does not change with each year, but the pages are colored and cut to make the tree). Our kids would not even consider it! This has become a very enjoyable Advent tradition for our whole family. I have usually had to 'special order' this book, so I would consider purchasing a few books at a time so as not to be caught unprepared when Advent arrives. The book also makes a nice gift.