Based on the overwhelming success of The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp has expanded her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree so families can celebrate together. Each day, families can read the provided Scripture passage (in connection with the original book), engage with a specially written devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.
This special edition is beautifully illustrated. It can serve as a precious guide to help recapture the sacredness of the Advent season and to help the entire family understand and celebrate the epic pageantry of humankind from Adam to the Messiah.
I have enjoyed celebrating Advent with my children through the years and now that they’re grown and married and having families of their own, I am trying to find new Advent books to share with them. That is how I came across this title. A colorful, oversized book, this is perfect for sharing with your entire family. It begins on December 1 and goes until Christmas, sharing appropriate Scripture, photos, illustrations, and discussion and activity starters. The author shares the story of Christmas from Isaiah to Luke, giving the Advent season much meaning. Unwrapping the Greatest Gift is an excellent addition to your holiday preparations, especially if you have children.
~Reviewed by Rosie B.