Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide: A Giveaway

In 2014, we started a new Christmas tradition.  That tradition was to read one of Arnold Ytreeide’s advent books during Advent.  Ytreeide’s books are set up so that you read one chapter per night.  Many times, the chapter would end in a particularly suspenseful part, and my kids would beg to read more.  We didn’t, and they looked forward to picking up the story the next night.

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We started with Jotham’s Journey.

The next year we read Bartholomew’s Passage.

Last year, we read, Ishtar’s Odyssey.

This year, we plan to read the last (for us) in the series, Tabitha’s Travels.

The Giveaway

One winner will receive a copy of Jotham’s Journey, which tells the tale of 10 year old Jotham, who is inadvertently separated from his family.  He must travel across Israel, facing thieves, robbers, and kidnappers, to find his family.  In the course of finding his family, he also finds the Savior born in Bethlehem.

To enter, simply leave a comment stating any favorite books you read to your kids during Advent.

For an additional entry, follow Mom’s Plans on Instagram, and then come back here and leave a comment that you did so (or that you already follow.)

This giveaway, which is open to U.S. residents age 18+, will end on November 21, 2017.  The winner will be chosen via


  1. My son loves to read the birth story straight from the Bible to us! I want to read this book to them this year!

  2. Little Drummer Boy is my favorite

  3. One of our favorites is The Christmas Journey.

  4. I followed on Instagram! 🙂

  5. I would read the story of the birth of Jesus. Thanks.

  6. The truth about St. Nicholas and Candy cane legend

  7. I like the little drummer boy story.

  8. Maureen Ruble says:

    We read The Nativity story every year as a family!

  9. I love any of the Arch story books in rhyme. They have all kinds of Christian ones, including Christmas.

  10. We read the story of the birth of Jesus.

  11. I follow you on Instagram

  12. We don’t have any favorites particularly. My kids love the Ninjabread Man book.

  13. Following on instagram @cochranmaryann

  14. Constance L Tillman says:

    My boys (4 and 6) just love the Christmas story.

  15. The story of Gods love for you

  16. Little Drummer Boy is our favorite.

  17. We read the birth of Jesus from the Bible before we open our gifts.

  18. Already following on Instagram @4Gracie14

  19. We love reading this series! Another one we read at Christmas time is What Nick and Holly Found in Grandpa’s Attic.

  20. Last year I gave my littles “Song of the stars” by Sally Lloyd Jones. It’s a beautiful retelling of the nativity!

  21. Chelsea Santone says:

    I love to ready my kids The Grinch.

  22. I followed on Instagram / stewartaudrey

  23. We always read the story of Jesus Christ birth.

  24. little drummer boy

  25. We read The Night Before Christmas.

  26. I follow on instagram @jwal902

  27. kelly woods says:

    Forever my baby you will be!!! Love that story and thanks for the chance

  28. kelly woods says:

    following on Instagram- lkw1974

  29. Nicole Sender says:

    We read the Nativity story each Christmas!

  30. Nicole Sender says:

    Follow you on Instagram: @minibea123.

  31. Michelle Ward says:

    The birth of Christ is a favorite.

  32. Little Drummer is a favorite

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