Advent Illustrated has been such an unexpected success so far, and I’m so grateful for that! Both the adult version and the kids’ version of the challenge have been featured as Amazon’s #1 Hot New Releases in their respective categories. There’s also a gorgeous new website with features the daily verses and will later highlight some of my favorite work from the community for each day.
I know that many people are eager to buy the book, but don’t know which version to buy for their kids. As someone who is not yet a parent myself, it’s hard for me to say what is right for your child, so I thought I would make a post comparing the different versions and offering a sample of each book, so you can see which is better for your family.
Size comparison of the print and eBook editions.
Print specs: 6 x 9″ book, 64 pages. Available on Amazon for $13.99 (currently 10% off).
eBook specs: 8.5 x 11″ book, 53 pages. Available at Gumroad for $2+.
Sample: This is the daily reading and prompt for Jonah. The book assumes that readers are already a little familiar with the story, but provides a summary and a creative prompt for those who may struggle with creativity.
The kids’ version: ADVENTure
Size comparison of the print and eBook editions. The eBook edition has wider margins and fewer pages, better-suited for younger children.
Print specs: 6 x 9″ book, 64 pages. Available on Amazon for $10.99.
eBook specs: 8.5 x 11″ book, 35 pages. Available at Gumroad for $2+.
Sample: This is the daily reading and prompt for Jonah. The book retells the story, pulling out certain themes, but does not offer a creative prompt (as children already have such vivid imaginations!):
Years later in the same land, there lived a man called Jonah. One day, God spoke to Jonah and said, “Go to Nineveh. The people there are being bad, and I am angry. Go there and tell them to live a better life, or I will destroy the city.”
But Jonah was afraid. The people of Nineveh were the enemies of his people. So Jonah got onto a ship — but instead of going to Nineveh, he tried to go to a different city, to get away from God and what God asked of him.
But God had a plan for Jonah, even if Jonah didn’t want it for himself. So God sent a storm to the ship. The waves were high and powerful, and crashed against the side of the boat. The men in the boat were afraid, but Jonah knew that the storm was a message from God. He told them men to throw him into the ocean so that the storm would stop.
God didn’t want Jonah to get hurt, so God sent a big fish to swallow him up. Inside the belly of the fish, Jonah said a prayer to God. God had the fish burp Jonah out, and finally Jonah did what God had said. He went to Nineveh and told the people to live the way God wanted them to. And they did, so God let them live peacefully.
Jonah’s mission was to help bring the people of Nineveh closer to God. Many years later, Jesus’ mission would be very similar – not just for the people of Nineveh, but for lots of people all around the world.
I hope these samples and the side-by-side comparisons can help you make the right decision for you and your family. If you have questions, please comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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