Impress Your Kids for awhile now. When I saw Amanda's post about her upcoming e-book and the opportunity to possibly review it for her I jumped at the chance. I knew based on her description of the book "I literally have tears in my eyes now writing this post because I can clearly see kids and families using this book and getting to know Jesus this Christmas. And maybe this will be their year. THE YEAR. The one they understand that Jesus loves them. The year they “get it” on their level and ask Jesus to be their very best friend." that it was exactly what I have been looking for.
Really, I have been searching the internet, blogs I love, and Pinterest for ideas on how to make CHIRSTmas about Jesus (not santa) in a meaningful way for a four year old. I still wanted it to be fun though, and in our house craftiness equates to big time fun.
Amanda gave me (and a few other bloggers) the opportunity to preview the e-book in exchange for posting an honest review of the book on our blog. I was so excited when I received it that I read the whole thing immediately, but before I got through the Author's note I was in tears - literally crying. Truth in Tinsel was speaking to my heart and ministering to me in a way that I truly hadn't expected. I can not wait to share this book with my daughter!!!
The basic idea of the e-book is that each day during Advent you read a part of the Christmas story and make an ornament based on that part of the story. Amanda was absolutely right in how this creative activity will engage little ones and reinforce the story! The ornaments are all simple to make and I had most of the items needed already (there is even a handy list to help you out).
Here is another thing I love, she provided options up front if you know there is no way you could do this everyday. Amanda provides 4 alternate schedules for using the e-book in a simpler way. She also provides in the e-book two great options for Advent calendars to accompany what you are doing. You can see them and other suggestions for use in her blog post here.
This fabulous e-book Truth in Tinsel goes on sale today! The regular price for the e-book is $4.99, but for today only you can pick up the book for $2.99.
I highly recommend that you snag a copy and join in the fun. There will also be challenge going on at the Truth in Tinsel Facebook page for us to talk about how we are progressing and how our kids are responding.You can also see what others are doing on Twitter by following @impressyourkids or hastag #TruthTinsel
Disclosure of Material Connection: To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that I was provided a free review copy of the book for publishing this post. I also must say that the opinions are all mine. I must also say that I joined the Affiliate program for the book, so if you purchase from any of the links on my page then I will receive a percentage of the sale.