The story of Christmas began long before Mary gave birth to our Savior, Jesus, in Bethlehem. The story of Christmas—the story of God’s saving plan—began at the creation of the world.

Inspired by the Jesse Tree tradition, author Kendra Tierney’s O Come, Emmanuel roots families in the rich symbols of the Old Testament that point to the coming of Jesus Christ. For each day of December leading to Christmas, you’ll find a reading from Sacred Scripture, family-friendly reflections for the day, and a short prayer.

Experience the unfolding of God’s plan from Creation to the Patriarchs to the Prophets and beyond with O Come, Emmanuel.

And for a limited time, you’ll also receive a free download of coloring page ornaments to decorate your tree! After your daily reading from the book, your children can decorate an ornament inspired by the reflection of the day.

Order O Come, Emmanuel now and receive your free coloring pages.

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Kendra Tierney is a wife and a mother of ten children. She writes the award-winning blog Catholic All Year and is a contributor to Blessed Is She, Endow, and the St. John Paul II Foundation. Kendra has spoken to audiences at moms’ groups, Eucharistic Congresses, and the Fiat Conference, which she also founded. She is the author of A Little Book about Confession for Children, the Traditional Catholic Prayers for Awesome Catholic Kids series, and the Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life.  

Review of O Come Emmanuel on Good Books for Catholic Kids
Real Presence Live – Interview with Kendra Tierney
The Shepherd’s Voice – Archbishop Joseph Naumann interviews Kendra Tierney
Review on The Daily Catholic
Wake Up! – Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Review by Lisa M. Hendy


“I can’t think of a better way to prepare children—and their parents—for the birth of Our Lord.”—Scott Hahn, Founder and President, St. Paul Center

. . . A simple and beautiful way to live more fully the season of Advent so that we might receive Our Lord anew at Christmas.”—Noelle Mering, Author of Theology of Home

“Advent is a season of ‘too much’ for many of us, but these reflections offer a gentle antidote with a focus on Scripture and family prayer.”—Danielle Bean, Brand Manager of

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Publish Date

October 2020



6 x 9

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1 review for O Come, Emmanuel

  1. Julie Sokolowski

    I have purchased several books in the past and pieced together the Jessie Tree because it never seemed like I could find ornaments to match the book that I had. Some of the books weren’t even Catholic. I am so very thankful that Kendra wrote this book and that the publisher designed FREE ornaments to go with it. This will make it some much easier for people wanting to make this a tradition in their home. Thank you!!

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