The Advent Storybook
The Advent Storybook contains 25 beautifully illustrated stories that can be read aloud as a family each day in December leading up to Christmas. The stories journey chronologically through ancient history, tracing God’s recurring promise to rescue his people.
By Laura Richie, Illustrated by Ian Dale
Published by Chasing Hope Press in partnership with David C Cook
The Advent Storybook can give families an opportunity to connect each day and reflect on what matters most during the busy Christmas season
An illustrated Christmas storybook and keepsake, sharing the joy of a giving heart with children in need. Sent abroad to children sponsored through World Vision, a leading international humanitarian organization.
The Christmas storybooks are part of World Vision’s “bounceback” initiative.
Cards are first sent to each child’s sponsor, who can sign it before sending it back to World Vision, who sends it onward to the child. The card contains a sticker-based activity scene, creating a keepsake item which children can enjoy as an additional reminder and gift from their sponsor.
Bouncebacks also encourage additional year-end-giving to help children in need.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision’s child sponsorship program seeks to make life better for children. Long-term involvement with a specific child, in partnership with their family and community, allows for one of the most effective ways to meet a child’s specific needs and prepare children and communities for self-sufficiency in the future.
Allan Fernandez, Associate Creative Director
Amazing is an understatement. I was assigned a project with an extremely tight deadline. I was afraid my dates wouldn’t work with the level of quality in Ian’s illustrations. I was wrong. He was able to help me meet my project milestones and delivered a stunning body of work that tied together gracefully through what seemed like an endless amount of scenes. He was careful to catch every detail and offered up his expert opinions when necessary. He’s both talented and very professional. I look forward to working with him again and I highly recommend him.