Book Review: Easter Stories

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season is filled with short stories that will help turn your focus to Jesus Christ. If your family enjoys reading together, consider this book. Many of our favorite authors are contributors. 

I remember watching Ben Hur as a child, but I didn't remember much about it. The excerpt from the book Ben Hur that is shared in Easter Stories is preceded by a brief explanation which grabbed my interest. After reading the short story which placed him in an active role at the time of Jesus Christ's crucifixion, I want to watch the movie again through adult eyes. Other stories are more light-hearted, but almost all of them bring the focus of Easter back to the true meaning "selected for their spiritual value and literary integrity."

About Easter Stories:
From the folks that brought us Their Name is Today, NOAH, and Rasmus and the Vagabond, they have book called Easter Stories that feature a number of authors and stories that I know your children will love!

Easter Stories includes time-honored favorites from world-famous storytellers such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Maxim Gorky, Ruth Sawyer, Anton Chekhov, and Walter Wangerin – as well as many you’ve never heard before. Illustrated with original woodcuts. 383 pg / multiple authors

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.

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A copy of this book was provided for the purpose of this review. This is disclosed as per FTC guidelines.

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  1. I read lots of Easter books. :)

  2. Yes, I've read quite a few Easter books! It's been a while, though. :)

  3. Anonymous3/28/2015

    I have pulled several books to place in our book basket relating to Easter. Mostly they have to do with traditions around the world and for the Biblical aspect of the Easter story, we read from the Bible. - Lori


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