Christ of the Empty Tomb by James Montgomery Boice
The problem with the Easter story is that for it to work as a joyous occasion you have to accept two stories. Firstly the death of Jesus, something physical with which people can easily identify, and then the resurrection of Jesus, understanding of which requires faith. Without faith, the events speak of failure, with faith, they speak of triumph.
James Montgomery Boice, one of the church’s master communicators, here explains the drama, purpose and events surrounding Easter – so that more can see the two stories interplay, so that more can see the occasion as one of spiritual joy.
This book offers a historically accurate description of the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection through Scripture and beautiful artwork.
Ten-year-old Christopher wants to know the story behind the story and learns important details about this miraculous event that help him understand the season’s celebration. He also discovers his own special link to the very first Easter.
The award-winning team of Paul L. Maier and Francisco Ordaz work together again to bring children a vivid picture of Jesus’ last days on Earth. The Very First Easter makes a wonderful gift children, families, and friends. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.
Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children’s book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Three trees on a mountain dream of what they wanted to become when they grew up. One wants to be a treasure chest, another an ocean-going boat, and the third a signpost to God. Their wishes come true in a way they never expected. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the significance of Christ’s life and his atoning sacrifice on the cross. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself.
One April morning, a boy and his older sister go outside to gather eggs. “Let’s pretend we’re hunting Easter eggs!” Lucy says. “What are Easter eggs?” Thomas wonders. Later, when Lucy falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas’s aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has–and what he can do about his sister’s illness.
Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. Dramatic illustrations by James Bernardin underscore the chilling fear of separation and death–and the dazzling joy of reunion and new life. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
What are the treasures in Benjamin’s Box? Come along with Benjamin and see. Like all boys and girls, Benjamin is very, very curious. When Jesus comes to Jerusalem, Benjamin decides to follow him and find out who he really is. At first, Benjamin thinks Jesus is a teacher, then a king. At last, he learns the good news—news that every child (and grown-up!) will want to share. Can be used in conjunction with Resurrection Eggs from Family Life!
Amon's Adventure: A Family Story for Easter-Arnold Ytreeide
We are so excited about this book! After reading Jotham’s Journey last Christmas, when we found out that Arnold Ytreeide had written one for Easter, we were thrilled. We know you will be too! He is such a talented writer, weaving in the fiction with accurate Biblical detail. We were on the edge of our seats each night, waiting for the next chapter.
From the Publisher:
Following in the footsteps of his widely popular Advent series–Jotham’s Journey, Bartholomew’s Passage, and Tabitha’s Travels–well-known author Arnold Ytreeide presents a captivating story to take families through the season of Lent, culminating on Easter Sunday.
Thirteen-year-old Amon, the son of Jotham and Tabitha, enjoys playing with his friends but is also ready to join his father in the temple court where only men are allowed. Eager to be considered a man, Amon struggles to divide his time betweenhis friends and his duties to family and faith. But when Jotham is falsely accused of a terrible crime, Amon willingly sacrifices his childhood ways in order to save his father’s life. Along the way, he sees the jubilant crowds that gathered on Palm Sunday, outwits the Roman soldiers that planned to kill both his father and Jesus, hears the Messiah address the angry crowds, is present during the daring betrayal of Judas Iscariot, and witnesses the ultimate sacrifice made on Good Friday.
With short, exciting chapters, reflections for family devotions, and advice for making Lent a meaningful experience, Amon’s Adventure will help families discover anew the spiritual power of the resurrection story.
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