Thursday, November 8, 2012
Review and Giveaway on Home to 4 Kiddos
Just in time for Christmas, our friends at Home to 4 Kiddos are having a Giveaway.
The name of the book is Destination : Bethlehem A Family Adventure.
Here is the excerpt of what the book is about from their blog :
"Destination: Bethlehem A Family Advent Adventure," by Sharon Altman and Christine Winkelman is a wonderful, engaging adventure that in its 24 chapters, can be read every night in December leading up to Christmas.
On the back cover the book reads, "Two boys, Isaac and Jediah, experience adventure while traveling through ancient Palestine. As their journey unfolds, the boys find themselves at the heart of the Nativity Story and gradually realize God's greatest promise, the birth of the Messiah is at hand."
I found that each chapter was short enough to be read in around 10-15 minutes. I look forward to reading these chapters with my children this Advent. I change our entire homeschool focus during the Advent season. It is so important to give them (and me!) the proper focus leading up to Christmas and I know this book will be a part of our daily Advent activities.
There is also an optional activity of a little package that you could give to your children each day that represents something from that chapter. I like that many of the items are things that we probably already have in the house. I can't wait to see the look in their eyes as they try to guess what each little package may contain. I know that will open the avenue for much discussion and learning.
There are pages entitled "Travel Guide to the Past" after each chapter that give some historical information about what is going on in the chapter and ties it all in magnificently with the Bible. For example, after chapter 18, we are told that "Jediah's family traveled on the same treacherous pathway that Jesus later spoke about in the parable of the Good Samaritan." The boys' journey even takes them through Gethsemane before reaching the hills of Bethlehem.
Part I of the book begins with "Isaac's Journey," a year before Christ's birth. The last chapter has the boys in the Cave at Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. Such a beautiful and heartwarming journey!
The authors have graciously given me an autographed copy to be won by one of my lucky readers! I want to be sure that the giveaway will take place for you to have the book in time for the beginning of Advent, which is only a little more than a month away! Wow! :-)
So jump on over and enter their blog today at Home to 4 Kiddos (click).