The Adventure of Christmas

25 Simple Family Devotions for December

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Easy-to-use Advent devotional that the whole family can enjoy together.

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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.

Product details


  • Before you begin
  • Top tips
  • Outline
  • 25 Devotions to use during December

Free extras

5 Top Tips Video

(14.3 MB)

Look Inside

(1.4 MB)


Age range: 3 - 12
Author Ed Drew, Alex Webb-Peploe
ISBN 9781784986520
Format Paperback
First published October 2021
Dimensions 152mm x 229mm x 9mm
Language English
Pages 128
Publisher The Good Book Company

Colin Buchanan


'Wow!’ That’s what I thought when I stepped into The Adventure Of Christmas! Wow—it’s such a well-thought-through and cleverly-designed guide for families of all ages! Wow—it’s so easy to use! Wow—what wise and helpful and practical words! And this amazing adventure leads so beautifully and wonderfully to the biggest wow of all—the baby in the manger, our Saviour and King, Jesus!

Randall Goodgame

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.

Cheryce Berg

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.

Customer reviews



We've started our adventure early (school and shops have been full of Santa and presents for ages, so we wanted to get in with the real Christmas!), and we are really enjoying it! The studies are brief but full of truth and helpful application for all of us - our kids are 5, 8, 10 and 12, and all get something out of this. As parents we are being refreshed in the joy of Christmas too. The activities are really good - the kids loved making biscuit eyeballs to remind them that Luke used eyewitness testimony, so we can trust what we read! We would recommend this to any family.


“Amazing option for families”

I'm always looking for good family devotionals to read through the advent season and this one is definitely one to add to the list!

Drew has created a wonderful option for families with children of all ages. He structures the book with twenty five chapters that follow the advent calendar. Prior to starting the chapters, he provides some great additions for parents to make the most of the devotional:

- Before You Begin: this is Drew's introduction that provides a few instructions but mostly encouragement for parents to share the Gospel story with their children during the advent season.

- Top Tips: Drew provides several pieces of advice in order for families of all backgrounds and schedules to utilize the devotional to its fullest based on their specific needs.

- Outline: this section includes a concise view of the specific scriptures, titles and key words discussed for each chapter. The book includes a fun sticker calendar as well and provides instructions for using this.

The specific chapters are so engaging and captivating! Each chapter is structured exactly the same for consistency and includes the following sections:

- Where are we going today?

- Pray

- Ask a quick question

- Today's Story

- Scripture Reference

- Questions: this section includes a question for each age group - 3s & 4s; 5-7s; over 7s; teens

- Think and Pray

- Optional Extras

Each chapter also includes modern, comic like illustrations. There is really only one, small illustration per chapter, so it will not do much to keep the attention of younger children.

Ultimately, this is a wonderful option for families to discover or review the beautiful story of Jesus' birth. By including questions for specific age groups of children, Drew allowed for incredible discussion within families.

I received a copy of this book from The Good Book Company in exchange for an honest review.

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The Adventure of Christmas | Ed Drew, Alex Webb-Peploe | $16.99