25 Days of Thriving Through Christmas: An Advent Devotional for Adoptive and Foster Families, provides an insightful, practical and encouraging resource for parents navigating the advent season. The book fills a void for adoptive and foster families as to ideas and guidance of not just surviving the Christmas season with children who have come from different backgrounds/experiences but to “thriving” during the season. With applicable daily Scripture readings to practical suggestions, this tool for helping families will become an annual tradition!
“The Gospel truth and practical tips for navigating the Christmas season could apply to many families, but Kathleen Guire caters these things to adoptive and foster families. As a mom to both biological and adoptive kids, Kathleen understands the hard, sometimes messy places that families sometimes find themselves, but encourages parents out of those hard spaces.”- Kristin Hill Taylor, author of Peace in the Process
“After reading this book I found it encouraging & supportive for foster & adoptive families as they take care of children that have come from hard places. Holidays can be trigger times for them, and Kathleen Guire has very useful tips on how to keep Christ the focus of Christmas while keeping sanity in your home. My hubby & I are excited to share this book with others in our support group we lead.”- April Starkey