Monday, 21 December 2015
12 Days of Christmas // Day 9 // Tabitha's Travels
Following in the footsteps of the immensely popular "Jotham's Journey" and "Bartholomew's Passage," this captivating story will take families through Advent to Christmas as they share in Tabitha's adventures. Curious, competent, and courageous Tabitha is the daughter of a shepherd who is taking his family on caravan to his birthplace. Along the way, she meets and becomes friends with Jotham and Bartholomew, watches as Romans take her father prisoner, spends time with Zechariah and Elizabeth, helps Mary and Joseph just before Christ's birth, and ends her travels at the stable in Bethlehem. With day-by-day readings, reflections for family devotions, and advice for making Christmas a meaningful season of worship, "Tabitha's Travels" continues the beloved tradition of celebrating Advent with your family. (Summary taken from Amazon)
This book is amazing. Our family read this last Christmas, and finished the book exactly on the 25th. We had originally started this mini series with Jotham's Journey. There is also Bartholomew's Passage. Both of those books are great, but my favourite has got to be Tabitha's Travels. As you may have read from the summary above, it's about the life of a young shepherd girl and her participation in some of the events leading up to Christ's birth (such as, Tabitha meets Mary and Joseph in the barn and helps Joseph find a midwife ;). It's a family-friendly book, and great for all ages!
(Oh, and just to let you know, all three books tie in together, so Jotham gets to meet Tabitha and Bartholomew, and Tabitha meets Jotham and Bartholomew, and well, you get the point ;) I like those kind of "tie-in" books, do you? :D )
And now to continue on with Luke 2:
Luke 2: 6-9