Easter is right around the corner! It's the perfect time to read a book that reminds us of what Easter is really about. Jesus gave his life for us so that our sins may be forgiven. He came back 3 days later to remind us that he will come again one day.
To celebrate and remember the true meaning of Easter, check out these books to read:
Of the many world religions, only one claims that its founder returned from the grave. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very cornerstone of Christianity. But a dead man coming back to life? In our sophisticated age, when myth has given way to science, who can take such a claim seriously? Some argue that Jesus never died on the cross. Conflicting accounts make the empty tomb seem suspect.
As Jesus entered His final days and faced Golgotha, He acted with loving purpose and deliberate intent. Each step was calculated. Every act premeditated. And the Angels Were Silent allows you to enter and observe a revealing and intimate view of our Savior's last week.
Come Alive will inspire readers of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the journey of this special season through devotions based on Jesus' sacrifice, death, and resurrection, and how it all applies to areas of our lives that need to come to life through his grace. There is also a section of readings and suggested activities for celebrating Easter as a family.
When spring returns this year, so will Ideals, with a new springtime edition to celebrate this season of hope. Bursting with color and life, this compilation of beautiful writings paired with full-color photographs and artwork will inspire readers after a long winter. Authors and poets such as Pamela Kennedy and Eileen Spinelli reflect upon the joys and wonders of spring: the first blooms, fresh April showers, lengthening days, and warming temperatures that lift the spirit. Poetry and Bible selections celebrate the cherished family traditions and spiritual significance of the Easter holiday. This collection of prose, poetry, quotes, and favorite recipes invites the season into our hearts and homes. Springtime Ideals 2018, a fresh addition to the 74-year Ideals tradition, will appeal to all whose eyes and hearts watch for signs of spring and find joy in its arrival.
With unforgettable insights and powerful life application for today's women, Liz Curtis Higgs delves into the biblical text to help us view Easter through the eyes of three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus: Mary of Bethany, who prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume; Mary of Nazareth, who remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering; and Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, who bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.
Much has been written on the last words of Jesus, the traditional phrases taken from Scripture that depict the final moments of Jesus’s life as he dies on the cross. In this new take on the last words, author Dan Horan brings a fresh perspective to this time-honored meditation as he challenges readers to look at their lives through the lens of Jesus’s suffering and death. Yet interlaced with suffering, the focus throughout is on the immense love of God for human beings, shown in the gift of Jesus, God made flesh.
Linger on the hill of Calvary.
Rub a finger on the timber and press the nail into your hand.
Taste the tinge of cheap wine and feel the scrape of a thorn on your brow.
Touch the velvet dirt, moist with the blood of God.
Allow the tools of torture to tell their story.
Whew, you made it through! So many good books to read for Easter. I know I put some on my list to read.
What do you do to celebrate Easter? Share your traditions in the comments.