A Great Advent Devotional for your Family: Prepare Him Room by Marty Machowski

Burk Parsons tweeted something yesterday that deepened my resolve to examine our parenting around this time of year:

Of course, its easy to turn something like this into a massive guilt trip and throw yourself into a legalistic, law-based mindset about Jesus-centeredness during advent, but my heart is indeed to show my kids Jesus, and it is impossible to escape Santa this time of year. What to do?

Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Family DevotionalIt is difficult (though worth it) to craft a daily devotional for my wife and kids to make sure we keep our focus grounded. However, there is also the option of using a devotional someone else has created.

Marty Machowski has created a wonderful resource for us in Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus. My family is using it this season, and I love it.

This short video introduces the book:

With an activity, scripture to read, explanation of the scripture, prayer for the family, and music to sing along to (from the accompanying new album from Sovereign Grace Music!), this is a great way to start or end the day for 3 days of the week, each week of advent.  If you are a Sunday School coordinator, there is also a curriculum version for your classes available.

Hurry and get a copy now if you don’t already have a plan. There is still time to get going this Advent, or get ready for next (since you are thinking about it now and won’t be later :-))

Also check out these other great resources on teaching the Gospel to your children:

Please let me know of any other great Gospel-centered resources for kids and parents you know of!






2 responses to “A Great Advent Devotional for your Family: Prepare Him Room by Marty Machowski”

  1. lenwood Avatar

    Great recomendation!
    A few self serving recommendations…
    Beyond the Tree
    Beyond Bath Time
    30-Day Mom Makeover

    All by Erin Davis

    1. Matt Heerema Avatar

      I wholeheartedly agree!!