The story of Christmas began long before Mary gave birth to our Savior, Jesus, in Bethlehem. The story of Christmas—the story of God’s saving plan—began at the creation of the world.Inspired by the Jesse Tree tradition, author Kendra Tierney’s O Come, Emmanuel roots families in the rich symbols of the Old Testament that point to the coming of Jesus Christ. For each day of December leading to Christmas, you’ll find a reading from Sacred Scripture, family-friendly reflections for the day, and a short prayer.
Experience the unfolding of God’s plan from Creation to the Patriarchs to the Prophets and beyond with O Come, Emmanuel.
Hardcover, 128 pages.
Kendra Tierney is a wife and a mother of ten children. She writes the award-winning blog Catholic All Year and is a contributor to Blessed Is She, Endow, and the St. John Paul II Foundation. Kendra has spoken to audiences at moms’ groups, Eucharistic Congresses, and the Fiat Conference, which she also founded. She is the author of A Little Book about Confession for Children, the Traditional Catholic Prayers for Awesome Catholic Kids series, and the Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life.
PRAISE:“I can’t think of a better way to prepare children—and their parents—for the birth of Our Lord.”—Scott Hahn, Founder and President, St. Paul Center“ . . . A simple and beautiful way to live more fully the season of Advent so that we might receive Our Lord anew at Christmas.”—Noelle Mering, Author of Theology of Home“Advent is a season of ‘too much’ for many of us, but these reflections offer a gentle antidote with a focus on Scripture and family prayer.”—Danielle Bean, Brand Manager of CatholicMom.com