Here at Catholic Sprouts we like to spend Lent doing something called the JESUS TREE. The Jesus Tree is a daily devotional for the whole family that slowly walks you through an entire Gospel. The 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.
Our first version of the Jesus Tree was based on the Gospel of Matthew. Over 6,000 families have gone through this version of the Jesus Tree. As you can see 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!
Finally, because we heard from so many of you wonderful people this Advent that you wanted a POSTER AND STICKERS, we are excited to share that you can also purchase a Countdown Poster and stickers to go with Jesus Tree According to John. (at this time we do NOT have a poster and stickers for the Matthew Version! Sorry!)
The poster and stickers are sold separately and, be warned, we have a limited number of these.
So, to summarize:
Both are available now. If you would like the poster and stickers to go along with the Jesus Tree According Jesus, you need to purchase those separately.
Finally, to encourage you to purchase SOON (so we can guarantee it gets to you in time) we are offering a special early bird price, which will end on January 31st. No coupon coded needed.
And, just for the sake of clarity, 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:
Head here to check out all of the details: https://shop.catholicsprouts.com/collections/jesus-tree