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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift

Ann Voskamp

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift

Ann Voskamp

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:Based on the overwhelming success of The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp has expanded her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree so families can celebrate together. Each day, families can listen to the provided Scripture passage (which connects with the original adult book), engage with a special devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.

This audiobook can serve as a precious guide to help recapture the sacredness of the Advent season and help the entire family understand and celebrate the epic pageantry of humankind from Adam to the Messiah.

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About "Unwrapping the Greatest Gift"

:Based on the overwhelming success of The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp has expanded her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree so families can celebrate together. Each day, families can listen to the provided Scripture passage (which connects with the original adult book), engage with a special devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.

This audiobook can serve as a precious guide to help recapture the sacredness of the Advent season and help the entire family understand and celebrate the epic pageantry of humankind from Adam to the Messiah.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp is a writer with DaySpring (a division of Hallmark), a contributing editor to Laity Lodge's The High Calling, and a global advocate for the poor traveling for Compassion International. With an educational background in psychology and education from York University and the University of Waterloo, Ann and her husband are farmers in the Mennonite countryside of southwestern Ontario, raising a half dozen kids, crops of corn, and the roof in praise. She writes every day about the everyday wonder every day at www.aholyexperience.com .

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Attractive But Flawed.
3 stars By Sarah., Dec 31 2016
I bought this incredibly attractive looking book for my Family to enjoy using for our daily Advent Devotions this year and was really impressed with the layout of each Devotion, the exquisite illustrations, and the thematic Jesse Tree concept as a whole. However, in actually using the book, we have discovered that it is quite strange at times in the way in which it is worded and the Theology is also worryingly poor at times. Some of the Bible stories are tampered with in order to try to fit the point which the Author is trying to make, and within less than a week our entire Family became sick of the repetitive ending to each Devotion of God's "unwrappable Love", which often feels forced for the context within which she is saying it. 

 Given the price of the book, we were also very disappointed that the required ornaments for making the Jesse Tree do not come with the book, but must be downloaded or ordered and paid for separately. 

 However, we did find many of the Family Activities lovely and meaningful to do as a Family, such as writing a letter to Jesus, and making a list of 10 different ways God has provided for you as a Family! 

 Overall I feel a little disappointed that I was charmed by the gorgeous looks of the book into buying an Advent Devotional which is not as spectacular as it looks.
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A Great Tradition
5 stars By Funkymunkee, Dec 09 2015
This advent devotional is one for the whole family. My children, ranging in age from 7-10 enjoy listening each night as we read about the story of Jesus.  Ann powerfully connects old and new testaments in a way that allows the reader to see Jesus as central to the entire Bible.  My youngest may not fully understand what is being read, but still enjoys listening and participating. This is the second year we have done this same devotional and my children are very excited that this has become one of our Christmas traditions.  The book is beautifully illustrated and the experience can be enhanced by utilising the resources available on the website (the code is in the book). 
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New Family Tradition
4 stars By Kristy, Dec 08 2015
This book has quickly become a new favourite Christmas tradition for our family. A lovely way to keep Christ at the centre of the holiday season as we count down to December 25 remembering God's amazing love and grace from Genesis to the birth of Jesus. Each day also includes prompts to help you share the love and joy of the gospel with others. Thoroughly recommended!
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A new addition to our family
5 stars By JP, Dec 11 2014
A beautifully written and illustrated book exploring the Jesse Tree, counting down Advent in anticipation of the coming of Christ on Christmas day. Each "day" includes a Bible verse, a couple of pages written by Ann, discussion questions and suggestions for family activities.  A wonderful read-aloud version for the whole family to enjoy, definitely a new addition and tradition for our family's Christmas preparations leading up to Christmas Day.
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The perfect gift
5 stars By Lj, Dec 09 2014
What a wonderful way to share with your children or grandchildren the greatest news ever! This easy to read and  beautifully presented book will be used year after year in my family.  
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  • Catalogue Code 428737
  • Product Code 9781496410436
  • ISBN 1496410432
  • EAN 9781496410436
  • Department Children / Young Adults
  • Category Childrens Audio
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Tyndale House
  • Publication Date Oct 2015
  • Sales Rank #74436
  • Dimensions 137 x 160 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.113kg

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