Easter time is upon us and while most of the world wants to focus on Easter pictures, the Easter bunny, Easter baskets, egg hunts, etc. sometimes we get so caught up in all the world places emphasis on at Easter that we forget the true meaning of Easter. Don't get me wrong, when our kids were younger, we did all of those things but we always made the true focus of Easter about what is supposed to be about...Jesus! That's one reason we were happy to see the book Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season arrive at our house.
About the Book: Everyone who believes Easter is about more than Easter egg hunts will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories that illumine the true meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Holy Week and Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages. Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year. Easter Stories includes time-honored favorites from world-famous storytellers such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde as well as many you've never heard before.
While I really enjoyed reading these short stories, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical that our children would enjoy them the way I was. Having done mission work in Russia and Siberia, one of my favorite stories was "The Case of Rachoff" written by Karl Josef Friedrich. We decided to use this book as the start of our homeschooling each morning. I would read a story (or a portion of a story if they were longer) and then we would discuss it as a family. Much to my surprise, the kids were immediately captivated by these stories and when we would read a portion of the story, their suspense would be so great for the next day to come so they could hear the continuation of the stories. Two of their favorites were "The Church of the Washing Feet" and "A Dust Rag for Easter Eggs".
Scattered throughout this 373 page book are beautiful illustrations of original woodcuts. These pages are so intricately designed it feels like you could almost reach down and feel the texture. This book could be used not only at Easter time but all throughout the year as the stories are beautiful reminders of our Christian faith.
Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season is available for purchase through various retailers. I am blessed to be able to give one of my readers their very own copy of this wonderful book! For your chance to win, simply enter on the form below:
HAPPY EASTER & GOOD LUCK!!!!
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