Here at Catholic Sprouts, we like to spend Lent doing something called the JESUS TREE – it is a daily devotional for the whole family that slowly walks you through an entire Gospel.
The Jesus Tree Devotional invites you to read a section of the Gospel each day, discuss a small reflection, and do a short prayer. This way, at the end of Lent you will REALLY have journeyed with Jesus all the way to the cross.
We also created a simple and creative way to keep track of the events of Jesus’s life while counting down to Easter.
Before, our first version of the Jesus Tree was based on the Gospel of Matthew. And over 6,000 families have gone through this version of the Jesus Tree.
In the image below, the Jesus Tree According to Matthew comes with a booklet and the digital files for the “countdown cross”.
And, although I love the version based on the Gospel of Matthew, I was ready to walk through a different Gospel this year.
So, we created a new version based on the Gospel of John.
Just like the previous version, the Jesus Tree According to John is a devotional for the whole family. Each day of Lent you will read a part of the Gospel of John. And as a family, you will follow Jesus all the way to the cross.
We also create a short reflection each day to read after the scripture; to help families make connections to their own lives.
And let me tell you, I am so excited to sit with the Gospel of John this Lent!
Most importantly, because we heard from so many of you wonderful people that you wanted a POSTER AND STICKERS…
Therefore, we are EXCITED to share that you can now also purchase a Countdown Poster and Stickers to go with Jesus Tree According to John Booklet!
How awesome is that??
So to summarize, we offer two versions of our devotional booklets:
- According to the Gospel of Matthew (No poster and stickers available yet for this version, sorry!)
- According to the Gospel of John; goes along with our Jesus Tree According to John Poster and Stickers. (Booklet and Posters/Stickers are each sold separately.)
Again, if you would like to join my family in doing the NEW Jesus Tree ACCORDING TO JOHN and use the Poster and Stickers, then you need to purchase these two listings:
Let us all journey with Him through Lent with the help of our materials!
In Christ Jesus,