Saturday, November 26, 2011

:: Truth in the Tinsel - Advent eBook ::

I love when I get to brag on my friends and share what God is doing in and through them and today, I want to introduce you to my sweet friend, Amanda!  She blogs over at Impress Your Kids and if you are a mama or you work with children in any capacity and want to see God's Word take root in their hearts, you HAVE to subscribe to her blog.  Her posts are full of ideas and take-aways to tuck into your toolbox and I'm so thankful to have that resource at my fingertips as Auggie continues to grow.  Adding to that toolbox, Amanda released an incredible eBook yesterday that captures the heart of the Advent season in a way that reaches little hearts.

Her book, Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands is a beautiful culmination of her experiences with her own kids as she imparts the truth and beauty of the "Christmas Story" to their hearts.  In this book, she breaks down the story of Jesus' birth into bite-size nuggets that are easily understood by the littlest among us.  Advent calendars abound this season - just take a peek on pinterest and I've seen countless variations - but this is by far one of the best tools for parents who are looking for a way to plant those seeds of Christ's love in the hearts of their children.  At the end of the season, it's not about the little present your child got to open each day or in the case of this book, the ornaments they create - it's the quiet moments of truth-sharing, answering questions, and giving the Story to the next generation.  Amanda says it best...

"The key to this entire advent celebration is to have a daily focus and meditation on God's greatest gift.  Your children will learn the ins and outs of the story because you've facilitated a time to discuss, play, and create.  And in those moments, God will speak to their hearts and yours.  The little Baby is no longer in the manger but alive and sitting on a throne - waiting to have a relationship with you and your children.  Help your children get to know Him this Christmas!"

Want to know more about the eBook?  Each day is comprised of a Clue, Scripture, Ornament craft, talk, and some extras to help you illuminate the story.  Supply lists are included and broken down into specific days, so your time can be spent preparing your heart and focusing on your kiddos instead of hunting down your glue sticks and glitter.  At the end of the book, Amanda adds several abbreviated schedules to give you the option to adapt your advent experience to fit your schedule. For example, you can focus your advent time on specific characters or even prophecy concerning Jesus.  For just $4.99 this book is an must-have addition to your holiday season activities and will have lasting Kingdom-impact! 

Amanda has offered a challenge for us to join in together and share our "Truth in the Tinsel" moments - you can tweet or post to the Facebook page and we'd love to see pictures of your crafts, stories of the heart-moments shared with your littles, and to just encourage each other.  Auggie is a bit young for us to participate in full this year, but I'll be checking in to see and learn for the years to come.

Facebook Page: Truth in the Tinsel
Twitter Hashtag: #TruthTinsel

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this eBook from Amanda for review purposes and this post contains affiliate links. 


  1. So glad to see your new blog - and I'm glad that you liked Amanda's book as well - I am SO excited to get started with my girls!!

  2. I'm sure they will love it! I can't wait until Auggie is a bit older and can get his hands on the glitter and glue to make these ornaments! Amanda is such a blessing to us all!

  3. I just bought this to do with my little preschoolers at school this Christmas! What a great resource :)