The Littlest Watchman
“The Littlest Watchman is a delightful reminder for children about Advent being a season of expectation. Scott takes visual metaphor and biblical truths together to blend a rich story from both the Old and New Testaments about the birth of Jesus. A great book for all ages to see Christmas through the eyes of those who awaited the Messiah.”See All
Author/illustrator of Miracle Man:The Story of Jesus
“The Littlest Watchman brings together the Bible’s big storyline, the ancient biblical prophecies, and the Christmas story into an imaginative tale that will inform and inspire children (and the adults who read to them!).”See All
Author of This is Our Time and Gospel–Centered Teaching
“It’s hard to wait. Especially when you’re a kid. But waiting in hope for God to keep his promise is what advent is about. With The Littlest Watchman, Scott James makes waiting for God to come through on his word more concrete for kids. It’s a story you’ll want to rehearse with your children year after year.”See All
Pastor of Families, Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, Kentucky; author of The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible
“A little book that helps young hearts grasp the big story of the Bible.”See All
Senior Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, Alabama
“The Littlest Watchman is a lovely little story. I look forward to years of reading it with my son in hopes that he, too, will grow up to be a Watchman.”See All
Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition
“I love the way Scott James makes Isaiah’s prophecy come to life in the story of The Littlest Watchman. Scott provides parents with a creative way to introduce young children to the big picture story of the Bible and ends the book with the Christmas story and the good news of the gospel.”See All
Author of Long Story Short and The Ology
“We are often conflicted about how to talk to kids at Christmastime. The whirl of tinsel and wrapping paper can leave the incarnation obscured. In this book, Scott James equips families and churches to proclaim Christ at Christmas. The book is biblically rich, beautifully illustrated, and narratively engaging for children—and for those who love them.”See All
President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
“The Littlest Watchman takes us to a familiar place by a fresh, fantastic route. It’s a new way into an old story, the Christmas story, and it helps us love it even more. Scott James is a faithful storyteller who loves the truth, but this story reveals that his imagination is alive and active. I enthusiastically recommend this book!”See All
Author of The Green Ember series
“This is a beautiful story, full of wonder and expectation. I look forward to reading this with my own children, sharing with them the wonder of Christ's first coming and teaching them to wait expectantly for his return, even when it's hard to wait.”See All
Author of Glory in the Ordinary and The Accidental Feminist
“The Littlest Watchman will not only encourage our children as they contemplate the coming of Christ, but also encourage the child in each of us as we eagerly wait for his return!”See All
Author of Radical and Counter Culture; President, International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
“One of the key emotions children feel as Christmas approaches is anticipation. This beautifully written and illustrated story connects that emotion with the expectation leading to Jesus birth and the hope we have for His return.”See All
President, Focus on the Family
As children wait with anticipation for Christmas, they can follow the adventures of Benjamin– the littlest watchman–who waits for and then witnesses the first Christmas. Kids will be gripped by what Benjamin saw, and will be excited by the nativity story all over again.
Can be read to children aged 3-5, or read by children aged 6-7. A perfect gift for advent as you help children focus on Jesus at Christmas.
Can be bought with accompanying Jesse Tree advent calendar for family advent devotions.
Westminster Bookstore Note: This book contains cartoon or artistic images of Jesus. There are many people in our constituency who, in a sincere effort to honor the second commandment, refrain from the use of any kind of drawings or pictures of Jesus, even if not intended for a worship context. Out of respect for those who take this position, we have sought to add a note to books in our children’s category which have drawings or depictions of Jesus so that they can factor that into their buying decisions, as they would if they could inspect the books physically.