These simple 10-minute family devotions for Advent, with graphic-novel-style illustrations, explore the Gospel accounts of the first Christmas in an engaging way, and will help families keep Christ at the heart of their celebrations.
With all the Bible passages and questions already laid out, you can lead these devotions without needing any extra time to prepare, making family devotional time an achievable joy, not an unrealistic burden. There are different sets of questions for 3-4s, 5-7s, 7-12s, teens and even parents, so the whole family can enjoy looking at the Bible together.
There is an accompanying Advent Calendar available for purchase, complete with stickers.
Written by Ed Drew, author of the popular The Wonder of Easter and Meals with Jesus and the founder of Faith in Kids, a charity supporting children’s-ministry workers and parents as they help children engage with Jesus through the pages of Scripture.
For inspiration on leading family Bible times, you can watch Ed's 5 Top Tips video below in the "Free extras" section. It can also be downloaded and used in your children's ministry group or church services.
Before you begin
25 Devotions to use during December
Slugs and Bugs; Author, Jesus and the Very Big Surprise
The Adventure of Christmas is a remarkable achievement. With captivating illustrations and a simple but compelling approach to storytelling, Ed Drew has written an inspiring Advent devotional, grace-filled and truth-soaked and entirely approachable. Each page from the Christmas story comes to life, and the questions and activities are thoughtful but not over-burdensome. I’m so grateful for this new doorway into Advent season with my family.
Author, A Jesus Christmas
What do our kids need this Christmas? More than anything they need to know and love God. Ed Drew helps make discipling our family easier—no matter what the age range! is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Director of Children's Ministries, College Church, Wheaton
When you take a journey with children, you pack for every possibility. This devotional does just that as it walks families through the unchangeable map of Advent with questions and activities to engage even the most restless traveler.
Dan Adams and Gareth Loh
Another great resource for families from Faith in Kids! With its age-specific questions, there’s something here to help you celebrate Jesus whatever stage your family is at. Ed writes with an unwavering commitment to God’s word, a healthy dose of fun and realistic expectations about family life. This is a brilliant way to plan your ‘Adventure’ this Christmas.
A short but meaningful daily Advent family devotional with something for all ages from under-5s to adults!