Friday, November 30, 2012

Truth is.... {Yay Free Friday!}



Congratulations to the winners!

Jennis from This Grace Life and Shavahn Seelig DeWaters...you each one a FREE copy of Truth in the Tinsel!  YAHOO!  --AND-- Kristin from Above All I Could Ask or Imagine...you won the FREE personalized Baby be Blessed doll! 

Could you each email me at babybeblessed@gmail.com to claim your prizes?  {Thank You!}

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...I {LOVE} Advent calendars!! 

And I'm so very excited today because I feel very blessed to share an e-book called--


YAY!!  (and insert a Kolton -YEEOW)

Amanda from Oh Amanda and Impress your Kids contacted me last year to do a ebook review but due to a busy doll deadline I missed the window to write a blog post for her.  I kept her email in my inbox for a FULL YEAR and recently reconnected with her because this book is simply a MUST SHARE!!

Finding an advent for little ones is hard!  Especially one that teaches from the scriptures directly and on a level that young children can relate to and understand!  Amanda had this very same issue and created this wonderful ebook!  I love it and know you will too!!

{click on the photo to purchase this ebook for only $7.99 --worth EVERY penny!}



I have really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to soaking in the CHRISTmas story for the whole month of December!  Our time is precious, so why not spend our time doing an advent that is full of deep meaning!! 
 
One of the things that I love the most is that you read scripture directly from the bible!  Amanda was so clever to include daily "clues" (in paper chain word or picture form) that the children open up and look at first.  Then as you read your daily scripture passage they are to listen for the "clue" and let you know when they hear it! 
 
Isn't that a great way to help them pay attention?! 

Along with the daily scripture the book includes printables and templates to make an ornament craft along with extra conversation points and extension activities!  And might I mention that I have made a lot of Christmas crafts in my day...but Amanda has included some CUTE new ideas that I can't wait share with my kids! 

Something new that she added this year is the downloadable ornaments!


Use these on days you’re too busy to do a big craft, for toddlers, while you’re at Grandma’s or if you just want to save a little money on supplies!  {click on the photo to purchase them for only $3.99)

{LOVE!}

This is the perfect book for kids of any age–from preschool to elementary and I plan on going through it with all four of my children (age 5-13) --I'll let you know how the 13yr old does!  ha!

...and if I could mention just one more thing that caught my eye? 

The Truth in the Tinsel Church Curriculum!  As a Jr. Church teacher I am always keeping my eyes open for a Biblical curriculum to use around Christmas and I was SUPER EXCITED to see this available!

Church Curriculum
(copied from truthinthetinsel.com)

Are you a children’s director? children’s pastor? small group leader? Sunday school teacher? MOPS group leader? in-charge-of-kids-person at your church?

Would you like to partner with your parents this Christmas? Help them lead their kids to understanding God’s greatest gift?

The Truth in the Tinsel curriculum is here! It’s a four week study perfect for children’s churches, backyard Bible clubs, small group environments and more.

Truth in the Tinsel Church Curriculum

Each week, you will use the following segments to lead kids to find the truth in the tinsel:

Theme Intro: short segment to introduce your main point
Bible Verse: high energy activity that helps kids memorize God’s Word
Bible Story: a creative storytelling technique to teach the real Christmas story
Application: a simple object lesson to help your kids apply God’s Word
Small Group: discussion questions, a prayer prompt and a group activity {including printable “cheat sheets” for your leaders!}
Extras: Christmas movie clip ideas, extension activities and coordinating days to Truth in the Tinsel

{click on the photo to purchase the Church Curriculum today for $49.99}

So have you been looking for something new or maybe an advent that might be a better fit for your family?  Look no further!  YAY!

--This week we are giving away {TWO} free copies of Truth in the Tinsel and as always a FREE personalized doll from Baby be Blessed! 

...and if you can't wait and want to purchase Truth in the Tinsel today, simply click on the photo of choice above and bless your children {or maybe a friend?} with this precious gift!!

Enjoy!
 
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31 comments:

Aimee said...

I have not done anything for Advent in years past, but have wanted to, especially since having children. I am planning on trying Truth in Tinsel this year.

Lisa said...

We do celebrate Advent. We use a Jesse Tree devotional and nightly prayers and singing of O Come, O Come Emmanuel while lighting candles on an Advent wreath, but am excited to see how Truth in the Tinsel might inspire my little ones! Thank you for the chance to win it!

Megan and Ryan Reed said...

No but I used to babysit for a family that had a neat advent Christmas tree and I always wanted to do it for my family!

D and K said...

We haven't in the past, but are starting this year with our 3 yo and I am super excited!

Anonymous said...

We used to celebrate Advent with our godson's family, but haven't for many years now...
Kelly Lake

Even Miracles said...

We have an advent ornament on the tee ! Each day it reads the story His birth! So cute

Jennifer S. said...

We have always done an advent calendar, but I'm excited to try something new this year!

Ashley said...

We loved Truth in the Tinsel last year! Very excited about the Church curriculum!

Kristin said...

We are doing the Jesse Tree for the first time this year!!

lace said...

I've never done one but I've always wanted to start.

Naomi said...

We have not done Advent, but I hope to start this year. :)

Anonymous said...

We all talk and thank the Lord for coming for us!

.:Heather:. said...

We have typically done the Jesse Tree advent but have been looking for something different. I couldn't wait to see if we would win-I ordered Truth in the Tinsel last week! :0) Would be beyond thrilled to win the BBB doll, though! :) My big girl is still hoping for one! ;)

Kristy said...

We make an Advent wreath!

Jenifer said...

We did advent for the first time last year and yes we are doing it this year!

Chelsey said...

We have an advent calendar that a family friend made for us. This book sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Bethany said...

We never did growing up, but my mom gave my daughter a really cool advent calander last year, and I am excited to put it together this year:)

moorefamily said...

We do an advent every year, but I'm looking forward to a more "holy" advent this year! Sending many blessings!

Beth said...

We love to celebrate Advent each year with crafts, scripture, and fun activities. Truth in the Tinsel sounds like a great resource!

Laurie (kurlegirle) said...

We are using the Jesus Storybook Bible for our advent this year.

lee said...

We celebrate Advent- would love a book that helps.

Kristi said...

Thanks for this giveaway! Always love new advent ideas AND Baby Be Blessed :).

Rebecca N said...

We have tried a new advent activity each year since having kids, because neither of us had a family tradition of celebrating advent. Still trying to find one that really reaches the kids. Maybe this is it!

Rebeccas216 said...

I would love a doll for my little one due in february! <3

Gracie's Mommy said...

We love the tradition of the ADVENT Calendar! This year our little girl is 4 and instead of having a little gift for each day or treat she has a new Christmas Craft to do and then she picks who she wants to bless with a sweet little gift. So far she has gifted her Pre-K Teacher and one of our New Neighbors. :) I love to see her share her love for the Lord and others!

Jennis said...

This looks so cool! Thank you for the giveaway!

Andi said...

I love your Baby Be Blessed dolls! Thank you for this amazing product (and the contest!).

Kate said...

I love your dolls and cannot wait to get one for my daughter one day!

Vanessa said...

I love Baby be Blessed!

Sonya said...

I would love a copy of this book.

Megan and Ryan Reed said...

I shared!