A new Advent family devotional from the author of Jotham’s Journey! Fourth in a set of Advent adventure books for families, Ishtar’s Odyssey follows the ten-year-old son of a Persian wise man as their caravan follows a star across the desert. Ishtar would just as soon stay in the comfort of the palace, but slowly he learns that there’s much to see, do, and learn in this world that can’t be experienced in school. He eventually meets Jotham, Bartholomew, and Tabitha as he follows his father and uncles in their search for a newborn king.
Arnold Ytreeide’s family advent devotionals have become a much-loved Christmas tradition, enjoyed by multiple generations. With over 100,000 in print they include Jotham’s Journey, Bartholomew’s Passage, and Tabitha’s Travels.
This book is a great book geared for Advent. Each day has a portion of the story of Ishtar and includes a short devotional at the end. The content is delightfully done with fine illustrations. It would be a fantastic family devotional, however, it could also be done individually. The content is geared to children between the ages of 8 and 12.
I found the book to be wonderfully done and an educational way to discuss Advent while doing family devotional time. I’d highly recommend this book. I received this book from Kregel Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion which I’ve provided here.