Item description for Bartholomew's Passage: A Family Story For Advent (Family Story for Advent) by Arnold Ytreeide...
Overview Young Bartholomew's adventures start when Roman soldiers destroy his village and disperse his family, continue through his enslavement to a tyrannical master and his escape with his new friend Nathan, and end with a reunion with his family in Bethlehem. Along the way Bartholomew makes a new friend, a young boy named Jotham.
Publishers Description The highly anticipated follow-up to Jotham's Journey
"Bartholomew's Passage" is an engaging story that guides families through the Advent season. Young Bartholomew's adventures start when Roman soldiers destroy his village and disperse his family, continue through his enslavement to a tyrannical master and his escape with his new friend Nathan, and end with a reunion with his family in Bethlehem. Along the way Bartholomew makes a new friend, a young boy named Jotham
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 8.46" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2009
Publisher Kregel Publications
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Family Story for Advent
ISBN 0825441730 ISBN13 9780825441738
Availability 14 units. Availability accurate as of Aug 23, 2017 07:13.
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More About Arnold Ytreeide
Arnold Ytreeide is a fine storyteller who cares deeply about spiritual growth in families. Ytreeide is the founder of Storyteller Productions and lives with his wife and two children in Nampa, Idaho.
Arnold Ytreeide currently resides in Nampa, in the state of Idaho. Arnold Ytreeide was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bartholomew's Passage: A Family Story For Advent?
Family Devotional for Advent Aug 26, 2008
I cannot say enough good things about this book! It is part of a trilogy. Each section is exciting and ends like a cliffhanger making your older children want you to read more. Sometimes the adventures are even a little scary. Each section also ends with a brief devotion section and Scripture. These books are hard to find, so if you find one, grab it!
Nice family time story during advent Dec 29, 2003
I read this book to three of my children ages 5, 8, and 12. They all liked it and looked forward to reading it each night, often begging for more. I did not read the devotional at the end of each chapter, but let the story speak for itself. I did think that the character Nathan, a Jew awaiting the Messiah, seemed more like a modern day evangelical. But the story was interesting and gave my children a good idea what life was like during the time of Christ and how the Jews longed for the Messiah to come. It also showed God's merciful love, in taking harsh circumstances and working good out of them. Reading this book each night during advent was well worth it.
Exciting Family Adventures! Dec 26, 2003
This is the first year that we have read BARTHOLOMEW'S PASSAGE as a family for Advent devotions. We read JOTHAM`S JOURNEY, by the same author, two years in a row, and really enjoyed the way the two stories intertwine! You can enjoy BARTHOLOMEW'S PASSAGE without ever reading JOTHAM`S JOURNEY. Both stories stand on their own as an exciting adventure set in the time just before the birth of Jesus. As both stories allude to the other, you will enjoy alternating a different book each year. Along the way, you'll learn about the way that the Bible was copied and stored, the tyranny of the Romans over the Jewish people, and culture and daily activities of people in Bible times. The story of Bartholomew is very exciting! There are some parts that are brutal or violent, so I would rate this as a "PG" story and not read to very young children that might be scared of "murderous slave-traders" and the like, at bedtime. After an exciting story chapter is read (always with a "cliffhanger" ending!), there is a short "lesson" or devotional following. I think the devotions are even better this time, than in JOTHAM'S JOURNEY. The author, Arnold Ytreeide shows a spiritual maturity, and an insight into the spiritual development of kids that is outstanding. Instead of "God will always keep you safe", we learn that sometimes bad things do happen, but, God will be there with you through the hard times. The devotional goes down easy because the story is so good! The story, itself, is about a boy that is taken away from his family, and sold as a slave to a cruel master. He is saved by a monk from Qumran and the two must escape from Roman soldiers. Bartholomew's adventures take him from the Dead Sea to Bethlehem, where he helps a man and a very pregnant woman find a place to spend the night. Many good morals and family values are shown along the way. The kids keep begging for one more chapter--which I usually oblige. We don't read this "every" night during advent like the book says to. We read when there are no Christmas or school activities scheduled for that night, then read ahead a little (because we may get behind again), but usually end up with the final segments on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. The story culminates with the birth of the Christ child and a happy ending all around. Through these Christmas devotional books, our family experiences a very rewarding month of read-alouds each December. What a wonderful way to keep Jesus at the forefront of the season! Thank you, Arnold Ytreeide!