Through rhyming verse and colorful, whimsical illustrations by Joel Schoon Tanis, The Wandering Wise Men picture book tells the story of the wise men in a brand new way.
Many details to help children better understand the context of the story are included in the text and illustrations. For example Herod’s palace, the Herodian, is illustrated based off of the archeological record found at the site.
The plush wise men toys are the interactive part of The Wandering Wise Men tradition. Our hope is that parents will hide these 3 whimsical characters around the house so kids will wake up excited to find them in new places. This symbolizes the journey the wisemen went on to find Jesus.
The Wandering Wise Men Tradition:
The wise men wander through the night,
to find the Light that shines so bright.
So, look and find the wisemen, three.
You never know where they might be.
The Wandering Wisemen Devotional helps readers explore the historical, geographical, and cultural context of the wise men story found in Matthew’s gospel. It’s written in a way that children can understand and teaches things that will be new and exciting to adults.
This 37-day devotional begins on December 1st and ends on January 6th which is Epiphany, the day much of the world celebrates the coming of the Magi. Christmas doesn’t have to end on December 25th anymore. Instead extend your family’s celebration all the way through Epiphany on January 6th -as so much of the world already does!