What Others Are Saying

“Amanda has found the perfect way to lead little hearts into preparation and anticipation of the true celebration of Christmas. All the hands-on ideas in “Truth in the Tinsel” are fresh and winsome. I wish I’d had this book when our children were young.” –Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author of the Christy Miller Series

What an excellent resource for parents with young children–really this is great for the entire family. It is activity based, saturated in scripture, and provides a platform for leading families closer to Christ this Christmas season. I highly recommend Truth in the Tinsel!” -Jeremy Self, Pastor of Teaching and Community, Church at Lake Travis, Austin, TX

“Is it time yet?!” The question came every day as my children worked through Truth in the Tinsel. It’s my favorite resource for making the nativity story come alive for my children … and they’d agree! In fact, I had to print another copy because they wanted to do the activities again throughout the year. My mother-heart is happy to see my children so excited about God’s Word.” -Tricia Goyer, USA Today best-selling author of 40+ books, including The Kissing Bridge

“We at First Look LOVE this resource…scriptures are repeated several times throughout the month so that it can truly be “impressed” upon your children.” -Kathy Hill, editor at First Look

It starts with Light and ends with the Cross.  It’s all about Him!” -Jane, Mozi Esmé

“As I read, I found myself pondering the material and seeing the Holy Spirit speak to me too.  Something that touches both my children and myself is always a good sign.” -Heather, Cultivated Lives

“We are officially Jesse Tree drop-outs.  I can never seem to make it till the end…My kids love crafts, but I need someone to plan them ALL for me.  Thank You Amanda.” -Carisa, 1+1+1=1

“When I saw the “supply list” at the beginning of the book, I’ll admit…I was WAY intimidated…But I am so thankful I kept reading. She makes it VERY clear, the point isn’t that your ornaments are perfect, or even that you do this every day…The point is to take time and talk about what happened.” -Lauren, Great is Your Faithfulness

“I WILL be busy this December, but because of Truth in the Tinsel, I will be busy enjoying and experiencing Advent with my kids rather than busy spending tons of time planning and preparing for it!” -Jenn, MamaJenn

“I was so excited when I received it that I read the whole thing immediately, but before I got through the Author’s note I was in tears – literally crying. Truth in Tinsel was speaking to my heart and ministering to me in a way that I truly hadn’t expected.” -Katie, A Class of Her Own

“With full-color pictures, step-by-step instructions, and printable templates, Amanda has really thought of everything!  When you purchase this ebook, you’ll have in your hands (well, on your computer, anyway!) an all-inclusive “manual” for celebrating Advent with your kids.”31Mommy

“If you are looking for a fun way to include more of Jesus in the holiday season, be sure to check out Truth in the Tinsel!” -Jolanthe, Homeschool Creations

“This book is fun, projects adorable, and keeps little ones engaged.  The quality time spent together is the perfect way to prepare our younger children’s hearts for Christmas!-Steph, Homeschool Village

“Truth in the Tinsel provides an opportunity for families to spend quality time together while teaching and discussing the Christmas story.” -Kathy, Kathy’s Cluttered Mind

“This book is probably the best resource for preschoolers I have ever seen.” -Jenae, I Can Teach My Child

“I could go on and on about why if you have preschool/elementary age children you will appreciate this resource….but trust me, you will love it. Amanda has clearly put a ton of time, prayer, thought, wisdom and skill into this book.” -Cindy, She Sparkles

“This eBook, Truth in the Tinsel, is a hands-on tool for teaching children about Jesus, from birth to the cross!  I absolutely LOVE it!” -Shayla, The Frugal Family Life

“Very simple, yet concrete way to share the Christmas story for children age preschool to elementary.  Your kids will be talking about these ornaments for years to come!” -Shonda, Milk N’ Honey

“an invitation to engage our Savior and the beautiful story of His love for us.” -Rosie, Life As I Know It

“Truth in the Tinsel is a real resource…for real moms…with real children.” -Krisite, A Mom By Any Other Name

“There are lots of Advent calendars and activities I’ve stumbled upon online but nothing else has been comparable to Truth In The Tinsel.” -Alicia, Making Time For Mom

“Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to help teach your children about Christ’s birth and the reason for the Christmas season.” -Sarah, Loved Like the Church

“There are hard core truths packed into this darling book that Amanda has somehow managed to make easy for little ones to understand.”When You Rise

“I am always looking for purposeful and fun resources that will help teach my children more truths about Jesus, and Truth in the Tinsel does just that.” -Cass, Husband. Daddy. Preschool Guy.

“An INCREDIBLE book that will become a family favorite to do together, year after year!” -Chelsey, Sharing the Journey

“I really wanted a way to help my family really think deeply about the whole meaning of Christmas, and the impact it has on our lives as followers of Jesus. Truth in the Tinsel honestly far exceeded my expectations!” – Jennifer, This Gal’s Journey

“Truth in the Tinsel does not use cutesy stories or rhymes or songs to tell the Christmas story, it guides us to use God’s own words, from the Bible.” -Pam, It’s Time for More Coffee

“Truth in the Tinsel is a beautiful culmination of her experiences with her own kids as she imparts the truth and beauty of the ‘Christmas Story’ to their hearts. -Alle, Chasing Eden

“It might just be one of those eBooks that you print out, put in a binder, and use it over and over every year until it is the velveteen rabbit of eBooks. -Laura, The Homeschool Baby

“I promise, you’ll love it!” -Madonna, 2 Teaching Mommies

“Reading through the alternate schedules, knowing that I can give my kids the gift of Advent without stressing over certain failure before we even begin, is a relief, and a gift to me!” -Amy, The Finer Things In Life

“The real goal is not to make perfect Christmas tree decorations, but to engage your kids in the Christmas story in a way that causes them to love Jesus more! -Jacquie, Echoing Him

“I’ve been on the search for a book that explains Advent season in simple terms for my girls.  I want them to really understand, even at a young age, what the meaning of Christmas really is. I want to cement this knowledge in their hearts now so we can continually build on that. Amanda wrote a wonderful ebook that is perfect to explain the advent season for young children!” -Aurie, Our Good Life

Even if you’re not super crafty, you can do this!” -Mary, Giving Up On Perfect

“She has made it so easy to make much of Jesus in your days leading up to Christmas day.” -Natasha, Women in the Home