Prepare your family and children for the season of Advent with this family activity book. Joy to the World presents activities that take place in the morning when the family looks at the Advent calendar, there is an evening ritual and an activity for encouraging good deeds throughout Advent. The Advent calendar suggests activities for the family to do that encompass 4 different areas which are service, spiritual growth, homebody and pure fun. Activities suggested range from making cookies or candy to making Christmas cards for family members. The evening ritual uses the Advent wreath and a Jesse tree. Symbols the children can make and use on the Jesse tree and easily understood scripture verses are presented. Finally, Joy to the World suggests using a "Good deeds manger" where the family builds a manger and then adds straw for good deed done and takes away straw for misdeeds. Hopefully, by Christmas, you will have a nice bed of straw for the birth of the baby Jesus. Joy to the World is filled with good suggestions which will help the family join together to make the Advent season meaningful and fulfilling for all the members.