God's Big Promises Advent Calendar and Family Devotions

25 Door Advent Calendar

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25-door Advent calendar linked with God's Big Promises Bible Storybook. Includes 25 family devotions.

Part of the God's Big Promises series.

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This attractive 25-door Advent calendar for children aged 3-7 years old is linked with God's Big Promises Bible Storybook. It also comes with a booklet containing 25 short, simple devotions for December, to help families explore the Christmas story together.

Young children will enjoy learning about and interacting with the Christmas story.

Written by Carl Laferton, author of The Garden, The Curtain and The Cross and God's Big Promises Bible Storybook.

A Christmas sticker book and a sticker and activity book based on the heroes of the Bible are also available for purchase.

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Age range: 3+
Contributors Carl Laferton
ISBN 9781784989019
Format Calendar
First published September 2023
Dimensions 210mm x 297mm x 0.8mm
Weight 0.14 kg
Language English
Pages 4
Publisher The Good Book Company
Customer reviews

5 Jan 2024

“A wonderful, faith-filled resource.”

Loved using this daily with my children. The perfect way to reflect on advent - accessible for all ages too.

1 Jan 2024

“Fantastic for young children!”

My 3.5 year old daughter loved this advent calendar! She had so much fun opening the flap each night to discover the next picture. The accompanying devotional was great as well. I love how it covered pretty much the entire biblical account surrounding this time, including the angel’s visits prior to the birth and the events that happened afterward. The content led to good family discussion and could be used for children several years older as well. This gave my daughter a clearer understanding of the entire Christmas story and explained the reason for Jesus’s coming. Each night we would read the current devotion and also review the story up until that point, with the images to trigger her memory. She learned the story well that way, and was able to retain it. Her Sunday school teachers were impressed with how much she knew when they shared the same accounts in class. This was also a good exercise for my husband and me. It kept the story of Jesus front and center in our minds for the entire month, when the busyness of the holiday season can be distracting. I highly recommend this for families who want to have meaningful discussions leading up to Christmas!

28 Dec 2023

“Great Accompaniment to the God's Big Promises Bible for Advent”

We really like the new Bible for children produced by the Good Book Company, having now given it away to some families who have come to the church to have their children baptised. This advent calendar is a great accompaniment to that bible, with the devotional (that goes with each opened advent calendar door) taking you to a story from the God's Big Promises Children's Bible. It's a great way to reinforce learning and to also have a bit of fun at Christmas!

19 Dec 2023

“A wonderful resource for families of young children!”

With bright illustrations and engaging devotions, this is such a wonderful resource that both encourages and prepares the hearts of children and adults during the Avent season, and one that we will for sure be using again (with expectation) in the years to come.

Thank you TGBC for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

14 Nov 2023

“Excellent product”

This is a super resource for families to use in the run up to Christmas.
The layout is attractive and colourful.
Easy to use, and good value too

25 Oct 2023

“A wonderful alternative to chocolate!”

We are really looking forward to using this advent calendar this year.

It is vibrant, meaningful and provides a wonderful devotional to go with it, to orient our eyes and hearts towards Jesus this advent.

Thank you TGBC for providing this copy in exchange for my honest review.

24 Oct 2023

“Great for families with young children!”

My girls loved the bright illustrations. The family devotion is simple, with a focus on scripture and prayer. Every session ends with a "Let's remember," a short phrase to recall throughout the day and build upon through the Advent season. We will use this with our favorite Bible storybook every morning during Advent.

18 Oct 2023

“Lovely for young kids”

God’s Big Promises Advent Calendar is an advent calendar that has 25 ‘doors’ that open. Also included is a small simple devotional booklet for families to read together.
Recommended for children aged 3-7, this would make a lovely gift for Christmas time.
Each daily devotion includes prayers, and a ‘think’ section that encourages children to participate in the devotional by giving them questions to consider and answer. The illustrations inside the advent calendar door flaps correspond with the illustrations in the devotional.
The advent and devotional correspond with the God's Big Promises Bible Storybook by Carl Laferton. This calendar can be used as a stand alone as well.
This is a cute resource for young kids to focus on the season of Christmas.

14 Oct 2023

“Simple and beautiful way to teach your children about the Christmas story.”

This calendar with supplemental devotional booklet are a great little resource for Advent. The picture each day on the calendar corresponds to the daily Scripture and readings in the booklet. Each day is simply one page long, starting and ending with prayer. There’s a take-away “let’s remember…” section for each day as well with one sentence to help the kids remember what they’ve learned. The last day also has some review of the whole story.

The devotional is aimed for kids 3-7 and includes some basic questions to help the children retain what they’re learning. The illustrations for this are bold and beautiful. The calendar and booklet are very slim and could be tucked away each year to use again and again. It’s designed to be used alongside God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook, but you can still do it without it as the Scripture is included each day. This is a wonderful way to guide your children through the Christmas story at Advent.

8 Oct 2023

“Excellent Family Devotions”

This Advent calendar comes with a staple-bound booklet of family devotions, and although this product supplements the "God's Big Promises Bible Storybook," it also works as a standalone. The devotional book by Carl Laferton covers the Nativity story in a complete and self-contained way, including everything that families will need for their devotional study.

The booklet shares devotions for December first through Christmas Day, and each one includes prayers, simple ice-breaker questions, and short lessons that include a Bible passage about that day's part of the story. Each devotion is just a page long, and they are very simple and engaging, with a single sentence emphasis at the end for parents to help their children remember key points. The booklet also includes small illustrations on each page that match the illustrations hidden inside the Advent calendar windows.

I really like Jennifer Davison's art style, and the Advent calendar is bright and beautiful. However, the windows are difficult to open, and I often had to flex the whole calendar, bending the cardboard back so that the windows would pop open without me having to pry at them with my fingernails. Because of this, I would encourage parents to open the Advent calendar windows before using this with their kids, to prevent frustration and damage to the calendar.

“God’s Big Promises: Advent Calendar and Family Devotions” is a great resource for young families. I would recommend this to people who have enjoyed the God's Big Promises Bible Storybook and want a deep dive for Christmas, and to people who are new to the series. The devotional readings are short, simple, and kid-friendly, sharing the Nativity story and drawing out key themes, and the Advent calendar is bold and fun. Even though the calendar has some quality issues, I like this and would recommend the resource.

Note: I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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