01 Dec 2020 Celebrate Advent with The Jesse Tree

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It's the first day of Advent and what better way to journey through Advent than with two of our inspirational books that celebrate the Jesse Tree!

Learn all about the family tree of Jesus with The Jesse Tree: An Advent Activity Book, and create an Advent calendar with a difference for children and all the family to enjoy.

We also have Geraldine McCaughrean's The Jesse Tree, an evocative retelling of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.

The Jesse Tree
An Advent Activity Book

Richard Littledale, Deborah Lock

Learn all about the family tree of Jesus with this interactive activity book to celebrate Advent!

The Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Jesus, introducing children to people of the Bible through the Old Testament in anticipation for his coming. Decorate a tree branch or Christmas tree with 24 easy-to-make symbols and read short stories about who each symbol represents. Templates for the symbols and Bible references are provided along with a message about the meaning of each symbol.

Create an Advent calendar with a difference for children and all the family to enjoy.

Watch Richard Littledale talk about The Jesse Tree below.

The Jesse Tree

Geraldine McCaughrean, Bee Willey

A story told with engaging clarity and skill, The Jesse Tree is a story of creation, faith, and sharing God's word. Now available in a new paperback edition.

The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times to tell people Bible stories. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of the Bible, Geraldine has written a compelling story about the creation of a modern-day Jesse tree. She weaves evocative retellings of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.

For more wonderful children's Christmas books and activities, check out Our Best Children's Christmas Books blog post here.