Is It Time Yet- Family Devotional Guide (download only)
Is It Time Yet- Family Devotional Guide (download only)
Help your kids to see the BIG story of the Bible this Christmas season.
NOTE: This resource comes with the purchase of the "Is It Time Yet?" Advent Storybook. There is no need to purchase this if you have bought or plan on buying the storybook.
Children are naturally anticipatory and always seem to be looking forward to the next big event. So, why not capitalize on the refrain of is it time yet and use it to point children to Christ.
About This Resource:
This Family Devotional Guide is designed to accompany "Is It Time Yet: A Family Advent Journey" which is a storybook that walks your family through the storyline of the Bible in anticipation of the birth of Christ. As you journey from the first promise of rescue after the Fall, and through all the familiar stories of the Old Testament, children will be reminded that the Rescuer came at just the right time.
In this family worship guide you'll find daily readings and hands-on activities to help children see how the whole Bible points to Jesus coming into the world to die on the cross for our sins. Each day's devotional includes Scripture readings, questions about the story for the day and it's place in the advent of Christ as well as two activities (one for younger children - age 2-7 and one for older children - age 8+).
This devotional guide is best used as an accompaniment for the storybook, however, the devotions can stand on their own. With a little bit of added content, some churches have even used this devotional guide and the accompanying coloring book as the basis for a 25-week curriculum.
Real families love using this advent devotional guide and regularly send me pictures and videos of their kids excited to learn about Jesus.
One mom shared this note of encouragement with me after using this devotional guide for 2 years:
We really enjoy the study! The stories! The activity! How we ask the "Is it time yet?" and even the 3y old answers "Not yet". How it points to Jesus as God's rescue plan! How we can do the devotion short in the car, or longer by using the family guide or add more deeper study with the homeschool guide. How it includes optional Bible reading, even picture study, narration and also activities for older and younger kids (in the free family guide)! Thanks for this great Advent book which we all love, the 3y,7y,9y old and us parents!
Flip through the first few pages of the accompanying storybook here!
Most children in the church will tell you that Christmas is about Jesus, but do they truly believe that to be true? This storybook and devotional takes the naturally anticipatory nature of children toward Christmas and helps them to see that Jesus came to earth at just the right time and for one very specific reason.
"Children need to be instructed in the storyline of the whole Bible, and Bethany Darwin's book fulfills that purpose wonderfully. Here we find a beautifully illustrated and clearly explained story of redemption that children can understand. It will remind parents and adults of our great salvation as well. I hope this book is widely read and finds its way into the curriculum of churches."
Dr. Tom Schreiner Professor of New Testament The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, author Faith Alone: The Doctrine of Justification, The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments and more
"Engaging, accessible, and, most importantly, theologically informed—these qualities aptly describe this Advent-oriented overview of the gospel. Practically speaking, the storybook and accompanying devotional enable families to put the over-commercialized Christmas holiday squarely back within its most potent redemptive context. Beyond its obvious seasonal appeal, Is it Time Yet? also represents a treasure trove of biblical theology for both the young and the young at heart. Thus, I am happy to commend this resource to parents, children, and churches alike."
Dr. Justin Harris, D.Min., The Master’s Seminary, Senior Pastor, Faith Bible Church Naples
"This is just the advent devotional our family has been waiting for. Is It Time Yet: A Family Advent Journey by Bethany Darwin is a Christmas gift to anyone wanting to walk through the entire storyline of the Bible with their children. This is an accessible and faithful resource to help parents explain to their children how the birth of Jesus is the fulfillment of all the Old Testament promises. We can't wait to read this devotional with our kids and highly commend it to you."
Dave and Gloria Furman, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Church of Dubai, Author of Being There and Kiss the Wave; Author of Treasuring Christ When your Hands are Full and Labor with Hope.
This storybook will soon become an
annual tradition in your family!
How to Access this Product:
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