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Monday, December 3, 2018

Prepare Him Room by Marty Machowski-Advent Devotional

Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Family Devotional
About the book 
Make Room for a New Christmas Tradition
Christmas traditions become a treasured part of a family’s heritage, passed down from generation to generation. This brand new, four-week devotional guides your family on an unforgettable advent journey, exploring some of the most wonderful prophecies in the Bible and how God fulfills them in Christ.
Prepare Him Room is a tool to help families focus on Jesus during the Christmas season. Tying together the whole Christmas story from the prophecies concerning Jesus; to his birth, death, and resurrection; culminating in the return of Jesus, Marty Machowski challenges families to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.” – Sally Michael, Cofounder of Children Desiring God; author
From Bible devotions which tell the Christmas story through the eyes of the prophets to an original Christmas short story called “Bartimaeus,” Prepare Him Room helps you build family Christmas traditions around Christ. The memorable and meaningful activities, songs, and stories of Prepare Him Room will become the fabric of your family’s Christmas memories. So gather them to watch the amazing gospel story unfold every December for generations to come!
Praise for Prepare Him Room
If you want to be purposeful about making this December more Christ-centered for your children, then look carefully at this little book. Marty Machowski provides the ideas, the plans, and the details: all you have to do is follow his lead. He will help your family have a more gospel-filled Christmas season.” – Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KYauthor of Family Worship: In the Bible, in History, and in Your Home
Prepare Him Room is one of the best resources I’ve seen to counter the commercialism, materialism, and sentimentalism that our culture serves up each Christmas. Through Scripture, creative stories, crafts, songs, prayers, and activities, families will be able to reflect on Christ’s birth and the gospel with wonder, gratefulness, and joy. It was a privilege to collaborate with Marty on this project, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.” – Bob Kauflin, Director of Sovereign Grace Music
Yet again, Marty Machowski gives us a solid, gospel-centered resource in his new book Prepare Him Room. I deeply appreciated the Advent devotionals that consistently pointed to Christ, and my children kept begging me to read the story of Christopher and the Bartimaeus house! In addition, new Advent songs by Bob Kauflin and activities for the children all make this a wonderful resource for every Advent season. Our family will treasure this for years to come.” – Deepak Reju, Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Families, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; president, Biblical Counseling Coalition; author of The Pastor and Counseling and On Guard
And I thought
I wish I had this book when my children were young. 
Prepare Him Room is an excellent Advent Devotional for families.
The activity is meant to begin on December 1st but there are not activities everyday making it east to fit into a busy schedule.
There are only 3 days activities for each week. 
Each weeks of activities include:
Bible Verses to memorize or discuss
Suggestions for Prayers
Suggestions for songs 
Suggestions to talk about each devotional/theme
Craft activities
Families can include all the family in the devotional times.  Younger children may not be able to do all the activities.

The book is a medium sized hardcover containing 82 pages.  
I recommend for all families.  It is economically priced so that you
could 'gift' a copy to family, friends or your church library.

There are also resources for churches to use.  

I received a complimentary copy from New Growth Press. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 
The book will be spotlighted on social media. 


Buy the book  
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As I was gathering buy links I noticed that CBC offers the book for $12.99.  It is $14.39 at Amazon

                                                         


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