Emily has done it again. She has helped bring Christ back into a holiday that has been taken over by Easter Bunnies & Marshmallow Peeps.
Don’t get me wrong, we love those things! Each year our family heads to the farm to go fishing, hunt for eggs, and do our annual egg rolling contest. These things are wonderful (at least when the kids are behaving), but I want my children to realize there is more to Easter than just getting another sugar high.
I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review Emily Belle Freeman’s latest book – Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter. A few months ago I shared her other book – Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas – so I knew this one would be just as good (and it was)!
Author Emily Belle Freeman took the same approach and created another wonderful story of the Savior, this time focusing on Easter!
Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter
One of the few titles for adults on the Easter holiday, this beautiful gift book tells the story of Jesus from Crucifixion to Resurrection in short chapters, illustrated with line art, told in the first-person narrative of seven disciples. Each section offers the author’s commentary on the lessons learned from each disciple and suggests simple traditions to follow to remember how implementing the teachings of the Easter holiday can vastly enrich your life today.
Personal stories include:
- Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus
- Mary Magdalene, Mary, and Salome
- The disciples on the road to Emmaus
- Jesus Christ
In this small 85 page book, Emily Belle Freeman shares seven traditions that will lead us closer to Christ while not compromising the childhood joy of the Easter season. Starting with those who were closest to Christ she weaves the story of those who walked with him, each story bearing testimony of our Savior.
Just like the Christmas book, at the end of each chapter she offers the reader a tradition to consider, a hymn to sing, a story to tell, a lesson to share and scriptures for further study.
Some things you’ll learn in this book is the meaning behind the wheat baskets, the forget knot, the red egg, and more traditions that will help Easter become a “High Holy Day” in your heart and home.
This is such a great way to study about the Savior and teach children what Easter is really about. You can read a chapter each week or read one each day leading up to Easter. I plan to use her book in the week leading up to Easter for our nightly scripture study. I know the kids will enjoy it, especially the activities in each chapter.
Jesus Christ through His sacrificebecame our Redeemer,the Holy One of Israel, our Savior.On this day, rejoice in Him.
How Do You Celebrate Easter?
I feel there are a lot of things I can teach my kids, but one of the most crucial things I want them to know is about Christ. They may still get their sugar high this year, but this book will help them realize the real reason we celebrate Easter!
Easter is a wonderful time of year to reflect on what is truly important in your life. I hope you enjoy time with your family and loved ones, but also take time to reflect on the Savior’s sacrifice and love for you.
Celebrating a Christ Centered Easter is a beautifully written book, that offers hope for an Easter filled with the Spirit of Christ. If you or your family are looking to draw closer to Christ – this book is for you.
I appreciate being sent a copy to review, I truly did enjoy it and hope you do too!
It’s inexpensive enough it makes for a great gift to share with others – especially those who are struggling or could use a little light in their life.
You can get a copy of the book here – Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter
I know that ye seek Jesus,which was crucified.He is not here,For he is risen.Matthew 28:5-6 KJV
Meet the Author – Emily Freeman
Emily Belle Freeman is a coach’s wife, a mother of four, an author, and a sought-after inspirational speaker. She coauthors a popular blog putting religious teaching into practice: www.multiplygoodness.com.