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Dive deep into Christmas with your whole family!

The front cover of the book, "The Advent Investigator."

Is there more to the story of Christmas than what we see in tabletop Nativity sets or drive-through reenactments?


The Advent Investigator challenges pre-teens, young teens and families to look behind the scenes and dig into the facts and events that led to Jesus’s birth using the who, what, where, when, why, and how of investigative reporting.  Students (and adults!) will be led to “connect the dots” of history, prophecy, and the Incarnation as they study and then apply what they’ve learned to their own lives.


Each of the twenty lessons and four bonus lessons contain rich, impactful application points, grounded in solid theology but written in language young believers can grasp. Discussion questions and guided prayer prompts create opportunities for families to work through the content together. The concluding devotional reviews the findings and invites readers to investigate their own relationship with Christ.


The Advent Investigator is designed for students to work on their own and discuss with their families but may also be used in small groups or in a classroom. Additional resources for homeschoolers and Christian educators are available on my Resources page. 


Note: the print version of this book is published by Committee for Discipleship Ministries (CDM), of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The e-book will also be available.

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