Monday, November 16, 2015

Ishtar's Odyssey - A Story for Advent

About the book:

A new Advent family devotional from the author ofJotham's Journey! Fourth in a set of Advent adventure books for families, Ishtar's Odyssey follows the ten-year-old son of a Persian wise man as their caravan follows a star across the desert. Ishtar would just as soon stay in the comfort of the palace, but slowly he learns that there's much to see, do, and learn in this world that can't be experienced in school. He eventually meets Jotham, Bartholomew, and Tabitha as he follows his father and uncles in their search for a newborn king.
Arnold Ytreeide's family advent devotionals have become a much-loved Christmas tradition, enjoyed by multiple generations. With over 100,000 in print they includeJotham's Journey, Bartholomew's Passage, and Tabitha's Travels.

My Thoughts:

Another great book by Ytreeide to read aloud to your children during Advent. I love that there are now four books so that families can rotate through the various titles from one year to the next. This would also work great in a classroom setting as each day's reading is probably no more than a 10 minute read-aloud. 

This book was provided to me by Kregel Publications; I received no monetary compensation for my honest review.


Sandy FS said...

I was considering the one for lent.. any thoughts?

Renee said...

I have Amon's Adventure --- it's been a while so I cant' remember for certain but overall I like these books.