“Easter Stories”…just in time for Easter

I’ve had the opportunity to read and review a wonderful book, just in time for Easter.

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Easter Stories~Classic Tales for the Holy Season is a nice, thick book (370 pages!).  It’s full of 27 wonderful stories for the Easter season from various authors of the Christian tradition.  In this book, you’ll find authors like C.S. Lewis, Maxim Gorky, Walter Wangerin Jr., Oscar Wilde, the Brothers Grimm, and others you might never have heard of, but whose writings will bless and encourage you and your family.  Here is a sampling of the stories you’ll encounter here:

  • Jane Tyson Clement’s The White Lily tells of a radiant lily, given to a grumpy, dirty father, and how it transforms his household and family
  • Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant; a story that’s familiar to many of us but which merits a beautiful inclusion here
  • The account of a transformational experience in a South African church, recounted by Alan Paton in The Church of the Washing of the Feet
  • in Checkov’s The Student, a young man’s encounters over the course of an evening open epiphany to him
  • My personal favorite, How Donkeys Got the Spirit of Contradiction, by Andre’ de Trocme’; one person’s imaginings of a Samaritan’s donkey who met the Holy Family.
  • And 22 other wonderful tales to stir your spirit and open your heart to see and experience Easter

I personally love fiction for the purposes of revealing truth.  I think that, in prose, an author can express so much more than in nonfiction; perhaps that when our souls have to ponder and seek, we understand more.  All the authors of these excellent Easter tales are able to accomplish just that.   You’ll walk away after reading them thankful!

Easter Stories can be used as personal devotional reading, (in many cases) as a family read-aloud, and would be a wonderful addition to any family’s bookshelf.  I recommend it for your celebration of Easter!

And, you have the chance to win a copy for yourself!  Just enter the Rafflecopter form below!

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Enjoy–and best wishes for a lovely Easter!  –Wren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on ““Easter Stories”…just in time for Easter

  1. The best part of Easter, of course, is in Jesus dying on the cross for my sins and everything that happens before that, like the last supper, the washing of the feet, Palm Sunday, the time to reflect on the three hours that he died on the cross and him raising up to heaven on the third day. I so enjoy the time with my family and my church. We have egg hunts at our church every year and then we have Easter brunch. At home we move the rock from our tomb and celebrate with Easter baskets from the Easter bunny( got to have him). Then we eat. Easter is just as great as Christmas in our family.

  2. I agree with Tammy: my favorite part of Easter is all about Christ. Everything he went through is just heartbreaking, and I know I can never fully express my gratitude to Him for his sacrifice.

    But also, I love spending time with our extended family. This year, my nephew’s birthday is the day after Easter, so they’re having his birthday party on Easter Sunday. That will be fun.

  3. I love all of the pretty dresses people wear around Easter Sunday- so colorful and pretty! I love buying my little girls dresses- its the only time that there are tons of cute dresses in the stores.

  4. I enjoy the fun aspect of Easter. The eggs, the Easter bunny, all that stuff. Not because I don’t love my Lord and Saviour. But because I celebrate His death and resurrection all year long. I don’t need a single special weekend for it. We do focus on it a bit more and remind the girls about it. But we attend worship services every time the Lord’s body gathers together to worship and we celebrate His death and resurrection every time we act in a way that honors Him and His will for our lives. We honor His death and resurrection each time we act as His hands and feet here on the earth. So, I enjoy that the holiday weekend brings us a chance to do something a bit different and have fun in ways we don’t do any other time of the year. – Lori

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