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Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Family Devotional

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Guide kids and their families into the heart of Christmas with this gospel-focused, four-week Advent curriculum. Prepare Him Room’s Christ-centered, biblical-theological approach connects Old Testament promises to their New Testament fulfillment in Christ in a way that kids can understand. With age-appropriate instruction and activities for three different learning levels—preschool, lower elementary, and upper elementary—Prepare Him Room builds gospel hope and enduring theological depth into each child’s celebration of Christmas. Four weekly lessons feature a New Testament Bible story, a look at Old Testament promises, an object lesson, a craft, a coloring page, and a Christmas carol to sing together. Prepare Him Room will change the way kids and families at your church celebrate Christmas. The corresponding family devotional Prepare Him Room is sold separately.  

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Author

Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over twenty years. He is the author of the Gospel Story for Kids series including The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, the Gospel Story Curriculum, the Prepare Him Room advent devotional and curriculum, Wise Up family devotional and curriculum, Listen Up family devotional and curriculum, Dragon Seed, and The Ology. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 

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Guide kids and their families into the heart of Christmas with this gospel-focused, four-week Advent curriculum. Prepare Him Room’s Christ-centered, biblical-theological approach connects Old Testament promises to their New Testament fulfillment in Christ in a way that kids can understand. With age-appropriate instruction and activities for three different learning levels—preschool, lower elementary, and upper elementary—Prepare Him Room builds gospel hope and enduring theological depth into each child’s celebration of Christmas. Four weekly lessons feature a New Testament Bible story, a look at Old Testament promises, an object lesson, a craft, a coloring page, and a Christmas carol to sing together. Prepare Him Room will change the way kids and families at your church celebrate Christmas. The corresponding family devotional Prepare Him Room is sold separately.  

READ A SAMPLE OF PREPARE HIM ROOM

Author

Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over twenty years. He is the author of the Gospel Story for Kids series including The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, the Gospel Story Curriculum, the Prepare Him Room advent devotional and curriculum, Wise Up family devotional and curriculum, Listen Up family devotional and curriculum, Dragon Seed, and The Ology. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 

Endorsements

"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, KY; author of Family Worship: In the Bible, in History, and in Your Home

"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  

"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

"Prepare Him Room is an endearing, well-conceived, and memory-making resource for the Advent season. Do you want a devotional guide that is certain to become a part of your family’s Christmas traditions? Then this is it. More importantly, do you want a devotional guide that links the birth of Christ to Easter and the gospel story in a way that will deepen your family’s biblical understanding and bid you prepare him room in your hearts and home this Christmas? Then look no further."
Debra Bell
 , Author of the Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

"I have twelve grandchildren who need the gospel, just like their Pop-Pop. That’s why I’m so grateful my friend Marty has written Prepare Him Room. Parents, these short, simple, and Christ-centered devotionals will help you make the most of the Christmas season as you work to transfer the gospel to the next generation right in your home. May every heart prepare him room, as every home proclaims him as Lord!"
C. J. Mahaney
, Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville

"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

 

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SKU: 3001
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours
Weight: 0.75 LBS
Width: 5.75
Height: 8.80
Depth: 0.50
Author: Marty Machowski
ISBN-13 (Devotional): 978-1-939946-53-9
ISBN-13 (Curriculum): 978-1-939946-66-9
Publication Date: 10/01/2014
Format (Devotional): Hardback
Format (Curriculum): CD
Page Count: 96
Age Level: 5-11
Grade Level: Elementary