The Advent Jesse Tree

Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for the Coming of the Christ Child at Christmas

By Dean Lambert Smith Published
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Provides children and adults with a meaningful devotional experience at Christmas time.

Bring Christ back to Christmas by giving your children a devotional experience that adorns your tree with Christian symbols.

The Advent Jesse Tree offers 25 devotions for each day from December 1st to December 25th, Christmas Day... The day Christians celebrate that God's purpose was finally revealed in the coming of the savior, Jesus Christ. Each devotion traces the heritage of Jesus through the stories and prophecies of the Old Testament. This book enables individuals and families to engage in a more meaningful celebration of the Christmas season. These daily Advent devotions are written in two versions (one for children and one for adults) including a scripture, a story and commentary, questions to ask, a prayer, and a song.

Each devotional story is paired with a representative symbol that traces the heritage of Jesus… Such as a lamb, a dove, a rainbow, a heart, a star, etc. Children and their parents can utilize the symbolic line art printed with each daily devotion to craft meaningful ornaments. These symbols coincide with the prayers, memory verses, questions for children, and songs found in the devotions for that day.

Finally, on Christmas day, your tree will be filled with reminders of 25 Bible stories that led up to Christ’s birth.

About the Author

Dean Lambert Smith

Dean Lambert Smith was born, raised, and educated in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. For over 25 years, she has served in various positions in the United Methodist Church such as Director of Music, Children, and Youth Activities and is currently Minister of Music at Oak Grove UMC. She also taught music and dance in the Hattiesburg and Forrest County public school systems. Smith received her formal musical training with a BMEd and also her MATL degree at the University of Southern Mississippi where she currently is an instructor in the English Language Institute. Dean is married to Eddie Smith and has three daughters.