Friday, November 18, 2011

Truth Tats: The Christmas Story (A FIRST Wild Card Tour)

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card is developed by:


and the Advent idea:

B&H Publishing Group
***Special thanks to Susan Otis of Creative Resources, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***

SHORT PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:


Truth Tats: The Christmas Story
Celebrating the Season of Advent with Truth Tats

Designed just for the season, Christmas Truth Tats present a new way of telling the story of Christ’s birth. Truth Tats are temporarily on your skin, permanently on your heart.

This is a five week program leading up to Christmas day, each packet of Truth Tats includes a family devotional booklet that kicks off each memory scripture of the week. The twenty accompanying Scripture tattoos are a visual way to continually applying and memorize God’s word. Each week opens with a set of four identical Scripture tattoo designs so that each family member can have his or her own tattoo! Week two, there is a new Scripture for memorization and four new tattoo designs, again identical designs so each person is memorizing the same Scripture.

For over 1,000 years Christians worldwide have been celebrating Advent, a time of spiritual preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. The word “advent” comes from the Latin adventus meaning “coming toward”. So it is entirely appropriate that the four weeks prior to Christmas we will be preparing our hearts for His Advent.

Truth Tats are a unique way to celebrate the season as well as to “show and tell” God’s word to others. This is ideal for the classroom, family devotion time, and in personal Scripture memorization

Product Details:

List Price: $3.99
Unbound
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Language: English
ASIN: B005LDDJ1S

AND NOW...WEEK ONE OF ADVENT (Click on pictures to enlarge):





My Thoughts: For several years we've enjoyed doing an Advent study to lead up to Christmas. We light our candles, sing a Christmas Carol, pray, and read from a book of some sort.  Our favorites have been the Jotham's Journey series but we have rotated through those so often that the kids could probably tell the story without needing the books! Last year we did a more traditional study but we're not a more traditional family and frankly, we were bored. I was on the look out for something fun yet focused on the meaning of Christmas when these came up for review.  I love this idea!

The package comes with enough for four kids (or adults!) to place a new Scripture on their hand each week. With the verse so "handy", it would be very difficult not to memorize it. The Christmas Story edition comes with a booklet that provides one reading for each week of Advent, focusing on who God is, who we are in Christ, our transformation, and sharing His love. I think this would be a fun and inspiring way to prepare our hearts for Christmas, as well as a great way to share the "reason for the season" with those around you who may inquire as to what's on your hand!  





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