Last week I shared about my time at the Allume Conference. I mentioned that one of the reasons it was so special was because I got to meet some of blogging “mastermind” group in real life. Well today I get the privilege of reviewing an awesome book written by one of the group members.
Katharine Barrett is a wonderful, talented woman and writer. And I’m so thankful now I can call her friend. She is super sweet, encouraging and has a cute Canadian accent, we had a lot of fun having her say “about” (a boat). She writes regularly at her blog, Just a Thought and her new book “Walking to Bethlehem: A Devotional Journey through Advent” is a must have for the season. Katharine truly has a gift for writing and her book is filled with devotions for the four weeks leading up to Christmas.
I really love the engaging stories and the way the book is laid out. There is a theme for each week: hope, peace, love and joy and each Sunday you have the opportunity to light a candle for that week as you read the accompanying scripture (traditionally purple, pink and white) and then there are beautifully written daily devotions that follow the week’s theme.
This book is perfect for those of us looking to start new holiday traditions with our families or for those who are looking to reconnect with the advent season. There is a Family Celebration section in the appendix that is a great resource for going through the book with small children and is designed to get little ones to engage and participate in the lighting and readings and not just listen along.
Walking to Bethlehem will help prepare your hearts for the birth of the King and focus on the true meaning Christmas. I wholeheartedly recommend adding this to your family’s holiday library.