Destination: Bethlehem - A New Advent Family Favorite


I’m a bit late getting the news out to you about this terrific book, Destination: Bethlehem, co-authored by Catholic mother-daughter team Sharon Altman and Christine Winkelman, but even though we’re a bit of the way into Advent it’s not too late to make this great book a new family favorite!

Here’s a brief synopsis of the book shared with me by one of the authors:

It’s a read-aloud book with 24 chapters for each day of December leading up to Christmas. The story follows two boys traveling in ancient Palestine who discover they are in the midst of their messiah’s birth.  The story is researched from a Catholic perspective (especially in references to Mary) It includes family interactions, mishaps and adventures, and poignant encounters with the main characters of the Nativity. Research was based on Jeff Cavin’s bible study, Steve Ray, Pope Benedict’s writings, and several visions recorded from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich.  The book actually came out late last year and despite limited marketing was a fast seller in the Twin Cities of MN, and  with homeschool booksellers in the mid-west and on the east coast.

Having taken a few days to read and enjoy Destination: Bethlehem I want to strongly recommend it to families looking for some reading to enjoy together during the Advent season.  For more information, head over to the Destination: Bethlehem website.  Enjoy!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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