Friday 25 April 2014

Christmas in April? (One week. Four giveaways.)

**This post is part of 4 days of giveaways celebrating The Ultimate Homemaker's Bundle** $900 worth of resources, products and e-courses for less than $30!
Only available until Monday!

We're all trying to give our children a better understanding of Christmas, right?  Last year I feel like I floundered through December - not sure what the say about Santa, how much emphasis to put on pretty Christmas lights, and how to really explain why it IS such a big deal that a little baby boy was  born in a manger 2000 years ago.  I know there are a million different opinions about what you should or should not do when celebrating Christmas, and I've heard of a few ways people try to give Jesus more of a central spot in the festivities (throw Jesus a birthday party, for example) - but none of these have really grabbed my attention.  They still seem so small in comparison to the overwhelming secular influences surrounding Christmas.  What I really wanted was something that would permeate the whole Christmas season with the scent of Christ.

Enter: More Than a Holiday by Scott and Sarah Nichols.  What an AMAZING resource.  It is truly impressive how much work has gone into this book.  It was no surprise when I found out that Scott has a Master's of Divinity - it is obvious that a lot of research went into the historical and theological explanations throughout the e-book.  Now don't panic - we're not expecting you to work through a master's thesis with your kids!

Each day includes "A Closer Look" reading, designed to give parents a greater understanding of the background and also valuable for older children looking to dig deeper into the subject.

In addition, each day in More Than a Holiday includes a Bible Reading, a short Devotional, some "Let's Talk" questions and Family Time Activities.  The 25 days are divided into four sections:

  • Is the Christmas Story Real?
  • The Characters of the Christmas Story (all the usual cast of characters along with John the Baptist, the angel Gabriel and even Herod)
  • The Elements of the Christmas Story 
  • Why is the Christmas Story Important to Us?  
This is not your average e-book, and it's not some thrown-together ideas about the meaning of Christmas.  It's well-written, thoughtful, creative, and meaningful.  It's such a wonderful opportunity to incorporate the truth about Christmas throughout the whole month of December. Your kids are sure to look forward to the creative and engaging ways that More Than a Holiday takes a deeper look into the Christmas story, and its likely to become a Christmas tradition for years to come.

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This giveaway (along with all the others this week) will end Sunday night - so be sure to enter and share this week! The winners will all be announced here on Monday.  Come back tomorrow for our third giveaway celebrating The Ultimate Homemaker's Bundle!

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  1. I am really excited about many of the included books. I am MOST interested in Intentional Marriage and The Fruit of the Spirit study. Thank you!

    1. You're welcome! Did you see we're giving away a copy of Intentional Marriage today? If you win any of the e-books but also buy the Bundle, you are welcome to give away one of the copies!

  2. Healing With God's Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies
    My Simple Healthy Life: A Minimalist Approach to Herbal Remedies, Beauty & Natural Cleaning
    Simple Natural Health: Wellness Made Easy

    1. Cynthia! We're also giving away a copy of My Simple Healthy Life - just take a look at the previous posts! :)