As someone whose only experience with Advent growing up was putting another velcro plushie ornament on our cloth Advent tree wall hanging, I’ve been trying to learn more and be more intentional with the season of Advent as an adult. And now that I have a daughter of my own, I want to share what I’m learning with her!

That’s why I’m super excited about author Glenys Nellist’s new book: Twas the Season of Advent: Devotions and Stories for the Christmas season. And what’s even more exciting is Glenys and ZonderKids have agreed to host a giveaway for our Deeper KidMin followers this week!

Twas the Season of Advent shares stories from the Old and New Testaments that highlight the promise of Jesus’ birth. Beginning December 1, there are 25 total readings leading up to Christmas Day on December 25. Each reading includes a short devotional, prayer, scripture, and a piece of the lyrical poem written in the well-known style of “Twas the Night Before Christmas:”

Twas the season of Advent, when all through the earth,

People were pausing to ponder Christ’s birth…

My dad still reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas” to us every year on Christmas Eve, so I love that Twas the Season of Advent follows the same style as the original poem with a focus on Christ rather than St. Nick. It offers heartwarming reflections and invites families to spend precious time together as they prepare for Jesus’ arrival. There are even a few “I Wonder” questions sprinkled throughout the book to help invite kids into the story!

Plus, as part of the giveaway this week, we’re sharing an awesome resource that accompanies Twas the Season of Advent! This activity pack includes additional discussion questions and activities for families to do together.

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.**Would you like to win a copy of this new Advent devotional? Here’s how to enter to win:

1) Follow @glenysnellist and @deeperkidmin on Instagram.

2) Leave a comment on this Instagram giveaway post and answer the question: Do you have any Advent traditions in your home or ministry? Earn bonus entries for every kidmin leader friend you tag in the comments of the post too!

3) The giveaway will close at 7PM EST on Friday, November 19, and we’ll announce the winner on Saturday, November 20!

Note: This giveaway is sponsored by Zonderkidz and is open to US residents ages 18+ with a physical street address, no PO boxes. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

P.S. Don’t just take my word for it! Mindy Baker shared her review of Twas the Season of Advent last week, and Laura Sassi will share her thoughts next week!

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