Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter: Children's Edition by Emily Belle Freeman & David Butler (Review)

Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter:
Children's Edition
by Emily Belle Freeman & David Butler
Illustrated by Ryan Jeppesen
Children's Picture Book, Christian, Easter
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 32 Pages
February 13th 2018 by Shadow Mountain Publishing


Discover how the people around Jesus during the week of His Crucifixion and Resurrection can lead your family closer to Christ this Easter season. This children's edition of Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter will guide you through seven meaningful traditions inspired by the people closest to the Savior during His holy week. These simple experiences are not meant to add chores or stress to a reverent holiday season but to offer something different. They will give your family an opportunity to slow down from the candy and egg hunts and instead spend time reflecting on the Savior's ultimate sacrifice and triumphant Resurrection.

This interactive book invites children to get to know various people in Christ's life during those sacred days and to discover the lessons they learned in the encounters with Him. It encourages children to ask what they might have done if they had been there on the days when Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Seven colorful Easter ornaments have been created to accompany the lesson each person teaches. Displaying the ornaments throughout the Easter holiday will remind your children of the lessons they are learning from Christ's magnificent act.

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My Review

CELEBRATING A CHRIST-CENTERED EASTER: CHILDREN'S EDITION is a perfect way to help families place more importance on the spiritual meaning of Easter. It's a colorful and engaging book with scriptures and activity ideas. It's also easy to read and understand, while also including enough depth to work for children of all ages. A great way to being a new tradition to use the week before Easter each year, as it has a scripture, simplified story, and activity for seven days to prepare for the holiday. A book that should earn a prized placed on families' bookshelves.

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

Celebrating A Christ-Centered Christmas:
Children's Edition
A Family Nativity Tradition
by Emily Belle Freeman & David Butler
Illustrated by Ryan Jeppesen
Children's Picture Book, Christmas, Christian
Hardcover, 32 Pages
September 26th 2017 by Shadow Mountain Publishing


This is a children's picture book edition of the best-selling adult book of the same title. Using illustrations and age-appropriate text, this children's edition features passages of scripture along with original text to tell the story of the birth of Jesus and provides ideas for family traditions that young children can understand to make the holiday more Christ-centered. Each spread uses one person from the nativity story to illustrate a theme and suggests one activity a child can do to remember the lesson learned from that character.

For example, the story introduces Mary and talks about the search for an inn where she could stay with Joseph and give birth to her baby. The book then presents a question for the child to ponder--"How could you make room for the baby Jesus as part of your Christmas celebration this year?"--and an activity to do--"Place an empty stable somewhere in your home where you can see it every day until Christmas."

Combining the biblical version told by Luke and Matthew with a beautiful story line and wonderfully charming, full-color illustrations, this book will help make Christ the focus of your celebrations this year.

Read my review here.

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We have really loved using this book this week as Easter approaches and to help my kids and I think more each day on how we can celebrate the holiday. Do you have any traditions for Easter?

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