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The Advent Jesse Tree:
Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for the Coming of the Christ Child at Christmas

Dean Lambert Smith

The Advent Jesse Tree Let Your Tree Tell the Story

Bring Christ back to Christmas by giving your children a devotional experience that adorns your tree with Christian symbols.
  • The Advent Jesse Tree -- DEVOTIONS
This book 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.

The Advent Jesse Tree 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 version for adults) including a scripture, a story & commentary, questions to ask, a prayer, and a song.
  • The Advent Jesse Tree -- ORNAMENT CRAFTS
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, a 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 of The Advent Jesse Tree: Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for the Coming of the Christ Child at Christmas

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.

An accomplished musician and actress, Dean recently won the Best Actress award of the Mississippi Theater Association. She has also served as director/ conductor of various community theater productions including the renowned musical opera Les Mis.

Dean is the author of the nationally published books, The Advent Jesse Tree and The Lenten Tree, devotional books for Christmas and Easter. She has also authored the book series: Wrestling with Rejection.

Dean is married to Eddie Smith and has three daughters, Elizabeth, Emily and son-in-law Ted, and Erin.


Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN-13: 978-1426712104
Product Dimensions: 5.7 by 8.6 inches

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