The Book

The Advent Storybook journeys chronologically through ancient history, tracing God’s recurring promise to rescue us.

The beautifully illustrated stories can be read aloud as a family each day in December, painting a sweeping picture of God’s plan to rescue broken humanity.  Discover the beauty and grace of Jesus, our Rescuer, who came to make everything good and new again, like it was in the beginning.


Each story is clear and simple, written with 4-to-8-year-olds in mind, and is accompanied by a vivid, engaging illustration.

The Advent Storybook is being published by David C Cook, with a release Date of October 1, 2018. Creation of the book was funded through a successful Kickstarter Campaign in January 2018.


“If there was ever a time parents needed help communicating the thread of Christ’s coming through the Bible, it is now. Not only will your children have a biblical account of Christmas, but you might just learn a thing or two as well. Extra bonus? The illustrations are simply beautiful!”

Kelly King, Women’s Ministry Specialist
LifeWay Church Resources

“Like many, I love Christmas. But I love the true Christmas. The truth of the birth of Christ and the reason for His birth. Laura Richie has demonstrated this truth in her book The Advent Storybook… This is a book you will want to read every Christmas season. Your children and grandchildren will pass Laura Richie’s project on to their future families.”

Dr. Ted Kersh, President/Bible Teacher
Equipped By His Word

Keeping Scripture fresh in the minds and hearts of my children is a top priority for my wife and me. God’s Word has power to go deep in their souls and Bible stories are the hook that keeps these truths at the forefront of their memories. That’s why I love what Laurie Richie and Ian Dale have created. Poignant Scriptures, pivotal Bible stories and intriguing illustrations all wrapped up in 25 days of reading makes this book a keeper and the best gift idea of the year.

C.H. Dyer, CEO
Bright Hope

“The stories are excellent—spot on for the intended audience but will be enjoyed by all ages, and they are excellently illustrated, as well.”

Jim Griffin, Vice President
Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International

“What an incredible resource for anyone who has or works with children! This is an excellent tool to share WHO Jesus is and the reason WHY He came to earth. I love the clear picture of the Gospel this presents and the HOPE this story brings to us all.”

Valerie Sherrer, Founder
Novo Ministries

“Laura Richie has given us a special gift this Christmas season to share with our families. Her collection of Old Testament vignettes guides us on a journey to discovering God’s unfailing plan for His children. Richie’s creative recounting of the popular stories culminate in an insightful question to spark deeper conversations with our children. This storybook is a must have this Advent season for every family.”

Norm Duncan, Pastor
True Life Church

“The Advent Storybook is a beautiful way for families to spend the season of Advent looking at the whole bible with Jesus at the center. I love the Advent Storybook because it helps us to spend the season of Advent longing and feeling our need for Jesus. Both adults and children will be stirred to come and adore Him.”

Sean Evans, Pastor
Frontline Church South

“Every home should have a copy of The Advent Storybook! In the midst of the busy Christmas season, the true meaning of our celebration can slip by unnoticed. Author Laura Richie beautifully engages all ages as she paints the picture of our need for a rescuer. Your children will eagerly anticipate these daily stories. I know The Advent Storybook will become a Christmas tradition for your family.”

Laura Shook, Co-Founding Pastor
Community of Faith

About the Author

The Author: Laura Richie

Laura Richie is a wife; homeschooling mom to 3 young children; and a registered nurse.  She grew up in church (and spent several years as a missionary kid in  different countries), but she didn’t really understand Jesus or her own need to be rescued until her mid-20’s.  Before then, she tried very hard to be good enough for God and for everyone else.  When she finally realized that she can never be good enough–and that Jesus came for that very reason–her striving ceased and her dancing began!

Laura originally wrote The Advent Storybook for her own children, hoping to show them that all people need to be rescued and that Jesus is our Rescuer.  She later felt God prompting her to publish it and make the story of His rescue available for other children and families, as well.

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