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Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter: Children’s Edition by Emily Belle Freeman & David Butler

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter: Children’s Edition by Emily Belle Freeman & David Butler

This is a children’s picture book edition of the best-selling adult book of the same title. Using illustrations and age-appropriate text, this children’s edition features passages of scripture along with original text to tell the Easter story and provides ideas for family traditions that young children can understand to make the holiday more Christ-centered. Each spread uses at least one person from the Easter story–including Simon, Joseph and Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, the disciples on the road to Emmaus, and Thomas–to illustrate a theme.

For example, the story begins with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem before Passover and describes the scene as Jesus’ followers filled His path with palm branches and leaves. Then the book presents a question for the child to ponder: “On the first Easter, people found ways to celebrate Jesus. Could you?”

Combining biblical text with a beautiful story line and wonderfully charming, full-color illustrations, this book will help make Christ the focus of your celebrations this year.

 

This was a great book for me to read today. Easter is just 4 days away. I’ve barely thought of it this year. Life is busy, my kids are getting older, time is passing so quickly… how can this important holiday have almost come and gone with no notice from me except for the welcome appearance of Cadbury Creme and Mini Eggs in the grocery store?

My youngest is 12 so we are beyond the picture book stage in my home. I personally still thoroughly enjoy looking through and reading picture books and this one was no exception. I’m grateful to have seen it sitting on my shelf this afternoon. It only took a few minutes to read through it but I found myself motivated to focus more on Christ and serving other during the next few days. Filled with examples, questions and suggestions this is a great book to help one of any age focus on Christ this Easter Season.