Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Giveaway #2: The Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition (10 Copies!)

*Winners have been announced here.


As my husband and I planned out how we'd celebrate Advent with our boys this year, we decided to incorporate one of our favorite books:

The Jesus Storybook Bible.

Our children love this book, but we'd set it aside for the last few months, choosing to read other books at bedtime.

Starting on December 3rd, we opened the Jesus Storybook Bible and started at the beginning; reading our boys one story from The Jesus Storybook Bible each night at bedtime. By following this "schedule", on Christmas Eve, we will open to "The Light of the Whole World" - the story of the Shepherds from Luke 2.

And, on Christmas morning, we will read "The King of All Kings" - the story of the three Wise Men. And, the last of the Christmas stories in the book.

Here is a video/reading of the first Christmas story in the Jesus Storybook Bible, "He's Here". I love this one!


Reading one story from the Jesus Storybook Bible each night this month has been a wonderful way for us to look forward to Jesus' coming. From the very beginning of creation, Every Word Whispers His Name. That simple message is what I love most about this book.

Every story in the Bible points to Jesus.

Our Hero. Our Rescuer.

As we spend the month anticipating Christmas Day, this simple message is what my husband and I want to focus on with our boys.

We have owned and loved this book since it came out over two years ago, but, I love what Zondervan has done with the Deluxe Edition:

1. A bookmark. Can I just tell you how much I LOVE that it has a bookmark?

2. An audio version. We can now listen to these precious stories in the car, or during lunch, or before naptime. And, as the boys begin to read, they will be able to read along with the narrator. I love that.

3. A beautiful slipcase. We just took it on a weekend trip to Great Wolf Lodge and having the slipcase kept everything together.

Today, in honor of our celebration of Advent, I am giving away 10 copies of the Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition.

To be entered to win, just answer this question:

What is on top of your Christmas tree?

That's it.

Leave a comment with your answer. I'll leave this giveaway open until Wednesday, December 9th at 9pm EST. I'll let the random thingy to choose the 10 winners and post the winners that night on Thurs., Dec. 1oth at 8pm-ish.

If you already own this precious book, it would make a wonderful Christmas gift, as you already know! If you're one of the winners, you can have this book shipped to anyone you'd like. It will arrive before Christmas.

I hope you all are having a wonderful, meaningful Christmas season.

*To read my interview with Sally Lloyd-Jones, the author of The Jesus Storybook Bible and Jago, the illustrator, click here.

*Disclosure: I was provided 10 copies of the Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition by the good folks at ZonderKidz as a giveaway for you. I did not receive any financial or other compensation for sharing my love of this book with you.


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92 comments:

  1. A bow, too big of a tree for our star this year.

    Keri Roth

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  2. I constantly enter contests to win this book, but never have. Pick me!! We have a star on our tree.

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  3. I bought a bronze-antique-looking star last Christmas on clearance. yay!

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  4. An old German star. I bought this Bible per your recommendation and love it! I've also bought it for shower gifts...can't go wrong with a children's Bible w/ Jesus as the RESCUER! :)
    Funny thing, I was just going to ask what you use for Advent or if you had any new books for kids to recommend.

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  5. I found your blog through Life at the Circus...and I'm about to have a baby boy in the next few weeks--I'd love to have one of these books to read to him. I've heard such wonderful things about them :) Also, it's a good thing I clicked over, bc now I reaaaallly need to make cookies. MM..

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  6. On top of our Christmas tree is an angel.

    UnfinishedMom @ gmail . com

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  7. We have an angel at the protest of our kids...they tell us everyday they'd rather have a star. Go figure :)

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  8. We have a star on top of our tree! Although it doesn't stay on very well so it usually is drooping down...hm, might be time to get a new one?! :)

    Have a great day!

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  9. This is a beautiful book! Thank you for the chance to win the deluxe version.

    Tree 1--angel
    Tree 2--star
    Tree 3--baseball glove
    Tree 4--cowboy hat

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. we have a snow fairy that sits atop our tree. i'd really like to replace it, but my husband bought it for me the day we got back from our honeymoon - too much sentimental value :)

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  11. A filigree star. Elizabeth is so excited about the tree and she keeps pointing to the star and saying "Kwinkle star on the top!" Oh, to be a child again at Christmas...

    MB

    P.S. The Messengers sent a copy of the Bible to Elizabeth for her birthday and she loves it. So do I - I can't get through a single story without getting choked up. I'd love to have the audio version for the car!!

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  12. Sadly, nothing at the moment. It's the first year we've ever had a real tree and we need to get out for a topper. I'm thinking we'll go for a star though. Awesome giveaway! I hope I win. I was just reviewing my Amazon cart and I've this book in there already. :)

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  13. We have a big shiny, swirly, silver star on the top of our tree. :)

    Fun giveaway!

    Lynnette
    Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

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  14. A star is at the top.
    I'd be overjoyed to win this!!

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  15. We have a bow on our Christmas tree.. its my first Christmas married to my awesome wife.. she wants a baby for a Christmas present - I tried to explain that it takes too long (haha =D)...

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  16. A beautiful, shiny gold star that fits over the very top branches.

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  17. We have a tacky, lit star that my husband likes, and I've never had the heart to tell him how much I don't like it. :0) It's a joy to see him excited about something, even if it's .... homely. LOL

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  18. we LOVE the Jesus Storybook bible. i didn't know about the new addition with the audio version- that is awesome.

    on top of the "kid" tree we have a snowman in the shape of a star. for our "fancy" tree -we don't have anything yet because our star broke. i haven't found anything i love to replace it yet.

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  19. We have an angel on the top of our tree!

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  20. i have a bow that is way too small -- use to have a boyd's bear angel topper.

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  21. I would love this I have never even heard of it and it looks wonderful!

    for years we had angels on our tree but we wanted something different.
    We have a little bird on ours take a look, he is wonderful. http://homegrownstrawberries.blogspot.com/2009/12/its-not-traditional-its-just-us.html

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  22. We have on of those funky lit stars- like the kind we had on our tree growing up :)

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  23. Growing up we always had a star---which I loved, but NOW we have a beautiful angel that my hubby picked out for me one wintry morning the first year we were married. He bought it all on his own---no promptings...no suggestions from me...he was out working that morning---stopped and picked up the angel as a surprise to me. I love remembering that sweet newlywed moment every time I look at that dear angel on our tree---8 years later!

    Ooooohhh, I hope I win---this book looks great!

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  24. We have a star on the top of our tree. I would love the deluxe edition. Great giveaway!

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  25. An angel on one tree, a cluster of lights on another, and a small pipe that shoots out fake polystyrene "snow" in the kids' room. Thanks for doing this giveaway - this is a great Bible.

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  26. An angel that I bought the first year our oldest daughter was born. A tradition has been to tell our children the story of angels in the Bible during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Our angel is 19 years old, has survived 3 moves, handles by 2 other children behind the first (now 9 and 7), and she still looks beautiful. But, it's all about the memories it invokes to see it.

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  27. I have a white tin angel on to of our tree.

    I just ordered the book last night on Amazon after reading your post about it. ;) But you're right, it would make an amazing gift!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  28. We have a shiny, glittery red star! It's lovely! :-)

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  29. We're a bit late this year on getting the tree. Our family planning on getting the tree on Saturday but lovely snow was falling, we didn't want a dripping tree on the carpet. Hopefully, today after the children get home from school. An Angel will top our tree. (By the way, thanks for the streusel idea for the pumpkin roll. Our family loved that addition. We won't go back to any plain, old pumpkin roll again!!!)

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  30. A Moravian Star.

    Love your blog and read it daily.

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  31. An angel and a bow. The kids want a star too, but I'm picky with my stars! I'd want a Moravian Star but I haven't really found one that I like.

    So glad that I found you and Im anxious to follow your blog and on Twitter!

    Blessings!

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  32. I'm a new follower to your blog...thanks for sharing all of the recipes! We have 2 trees and we have bows on top with cascading ribbons down the sides. I love the book, its a great giveaway!

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  33. A big raffia bow! It's a rustic looking Christmas tree.

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  34. Someone has a moravian star? Wow! They must live close or have been to this area!! :)

    We have an angel at the top of our tree!

    Love this book!! I have several people whom I'd love to send it to! :) You're a sweetheart to have so many fun giveaways!

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  35. We have a silver star at the top of our tree.

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  36. a lighted star from good old target!
    i have been wanting this book for some time now for my two little ones! thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    laura marzen

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  37. I am entering this if for nothing else than the audio version!!! The girls love this Bible and they love stories in the car so this would be awesome!!!

    Oh and an angel.

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  38. I desperately need a new top o' the Christmas tree decoration. I have a random gold star, that is really more of an ornament, shoved in the branches toward the top of my tree. It's very sad.
    Love!

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  39. MIchelle (Rudy) HarveyDecember 7, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    star :)

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  40. A great big bow on top of a little tiny tree this year.

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  41. Hi, I found your blog through Lynn and I've enjoyed making many of your recipes! We have a star with little lights peeking through on top of our tree.

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  42. What a great giveaway! I would love to win this, to read to our future grandchildren!
    We usually have a bow on our tree, but I need to make a new one, so currently our tree is bare on top!

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  43. We have a wonderful golden star that shines with the white lights inside.

    Anne P-W

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  44. nothing! I need to get something soon!

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  45. oops- that last anonymous comment was me: marinablue72 (at) aol (dot) com

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  46. An Angel!!!! I bought it for my husband and my first Christmas together. She's been with us these last 11 years though she may be on her last leg after the triple-crown-tree-crashing incident of 2008.

    Sherry C.

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  47. Nothing! We have so many lights/ ornaments that we decided to leave the top bare! laur2bri@yahoo.com

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  48. Oh, this is on my Christmas list to buy for my youngest son this year!!! I'll hold off buying it--just in case I win. :)

    We have a white, porcelain angel that has little candle lights in her hands. my dh and I bought it the Christmas before we got married.

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  49. Nothing is on the top of my tree at the moment. Our lighted star would not light this year, so it was tossed. I am looking for another and have not found the right one yet.

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  50. We have a large glass ornament atop our seven and a half foot tree-it's quite a spectacle!

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  51. A Silver Snowflake!

    -Laura Graham

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  52. We have a star. I prefer an angel, but gave into my boys years ago. I figure I can have an angel on my tree when my boys are gone.

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  53. A star that lights up. It's one of my favorite Christmas decorations!

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  54. A star. A bright star lit with white lights.

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  55. We have four large jingle bells with two large bows on top of our tree! Would love to win a copy for my 21-month-old little boy!!!!

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  56. We have a snowman on top of our tree. Love the snowmen.

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  57. We didn't top our tree this year. We're doing good to have a tree since we also have a 10 day newborn (yay!)

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  58. A star! Our little boy looks forward to the honor of placing it at the top each year!

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  59. Nice blog. I enjoyed going through your blog. Wish If I could win this Giveaway..Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  60. um, also, i cheated, bc in my first comment i forgot to say: atop my tree sits a bow :) but now i might have cheated again, since i left 2. but let's pretend the first one didn't count. i'm stuck in the hospital with pregnancy complications for who knows how long--i need a little giveaway excitement in my life!

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  61. We put an angel on the one in our barn and a star on our house tree. Our angel is the one Bob and I bought when we first met.

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  62. We have a large bow on top of our tree. Thanks for the chance to win. We LOVE this book, and the deluxe edition sounds just fabulous.

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  63. i am not sure what dave puts on his tree--he might try to put somethin' crazy up there but me I just love a simple classic faceless white angel!!!!!

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  64. Sadly, nothing this year. Our big bow got lost in our most recent Air Force move. I'm still searching for the topper that touches my heart.

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  65. The first Christmas my husband & I were married, we had very little money and could not afford to buy ornaments for our tree. In fact, we couldn't afford a tree! So we borrowed the top sections of my father-in-law's tree (the whole tree was too tall for our home), and we made homemade ornaments, including a yellow paper star for the top. We saved the paper star and have used it every year since then, choosing to remember how God has abundantly provided for us. :)

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  66. We have an angel and would love a copy of this Bible for our two young girls. We are celebrating Advent as a family for the first time this year - it's a special time of year and I love how it prepares us for CHRISTmas!

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  67. A shiny silver star! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  68. Nothing on the top of our tree... my husband & I haven't been able to find anything we BOTH like so we're still looking (three years after getting married)!

    Thanks for your great blog!
    I could swear I left a comment yesterday but I'm not seeing it on here, so thought I would try again.

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  69. An angel that I made at church in the third grade. She's a little worse for the wear, but she sure looks cute!

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  70. On top our tree sits an angel - not just any angel though. My dear niece Julia choose this angel as her gift to Tim & I last Christmas. She knew that we would be putting up our own tree this year and wanted it to be complete with an angel on top!

    ~ Melissa Hahn

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  71. We have a silver star. I like stars, a lot.

    We have this book, but it has been destroyed by our toddler, so I would love a new copy, especially with the CDs. :)

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  72. Unfortunately, we don't have a tree topper. We had an older angel whose lights had melted through the plastic. It was quite the fire hazard to in the trash she went. We just haven't been able to replace her.

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  73. My kids made a star out of cardboard, covered it with aluminum foil and decorated it with glitter. It was going to be temporary, but I decided to keep it.

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  74. I love, love, love this book! We check it out from the library pretty often - would love to own our own!

    We have a white an gold angel on top of our tree. :)

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  75. Since my husband and I are visiting family over the holidays, we didn't put up a tree. I know, however, that when we go tree hunting with my folks next week, an angel will be adorning the top. Great giveaway. My almost-nephew-in-law would love that Bible.

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  76. Wow! We love this Bible too. We don't have our tree up yet, but it will probably get an angel. I'd love to have a star, but can't justify buying a new tree topper just now.

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  77. Pickles In My ShoeDecember 9, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    It's a gold wire angel. I love that book! I've been borrowing my sister's!

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  78. An angel sits atop our tree, but not just any angel. Our son, now thirty, picked it out for his little sister (now 27) when he was four and she was one. He and his daddy were Christmas shopping and he insisted on buying the angel for her. It's been on top of our tree ever since as a reminder of his love for her. Such a sweet memory.

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  79. Nothing. I'm still looking for the perfect topper.

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