Christ Centered Easter Books

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I love Christmas time. It is probably my favorite time of year. However, the best part of the Christmas story is celebrated on Easter. It isn’t the birth of our Savior that is the most amazing part (although it is amazing!) it is the death and resurrection of our Savior. That is why Easter should be the greatest holiday of the year. We get to celebrate our risen Savior! These 15 Christ Centered Easter Books will help put your kids (and you) in the mood to celebrate.

15 Christ Centered Easter Books to get you and your kids focused on the real reason we celebrate Easter

In preparing for Easter, I decided I wanted to get each of the kids a little book about Easter. After scouring the web for ideas, here are the best Easter books I came up with. If you have any others that are your favorites, please tell me in the comments!

The best thing about these books is that the majority of them are under ten dollars, and most are under five!

The Legend of the Easter Egg

God Gave us Easter

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

The Easter Story

The Week that Led to Easter

The Story of Easter

The Parable of the Lily

 

An Easter Gift for Me

Benjamin’s Box

J is for Jesus – An Easter Alphabet and Activity Book

The Easter Cave

The Story of Easter

What is Easter?

The First Easter

Miracle in the Morning

We are also planning on doing a few extra fun things for Easter this year. Stay tuned for more Christ Centered ideas. Or if you would like, check out these ideas from previous years:



2 comments

  1. Tara says:

    I’m interested in your thoughts about Easter traditions. Specifically, I’ve read your post about why you don’t celebrate Santa traditions at Christmas (and I agree with you). It seems that Easter traditions can pose similar issues. How do we emphasize the importance of the resurrection when we’re all giddy about the egg hunt or the chocolate, etc? (This seems similar to how we ask how we can keep the focus on Christ’s birth at Christmas rather than on Santa, receiving gifts,etc.) I think it’s important that there be a focus on celebration at Easter – rather than “no, we don’t care about eggs, we’re focused on serious stuff here, ok?!” (though I could easily end up in that latter camp – an overreaction to the secularization of spiritual holidays). It should be a time of joy, yes. Do we just try to emphasize that the festivities are ways we can celebrate and experience joy? Or do we draw a line of distinction between the secular traditions and the sacred meaning? Your thoughts? It would be easy for me to just skip over the usual stuff, since we don’t eat sugar or junk food, and it doesn’t make any sense to me to make a big deal about a bunny. But I’m also hesitant to eliminate any and all acknowledgement of some of the traditions, lest we get into a weird place, like “we’re better than those who do those things” or “we can’t do anything that appears like we might be celebrating something that is celebrated by those who think it’s all about the bunny and chocolate so let’s just be over here in our huddle and don’t let them near us”…ya know? Meanwhile, I’m not sure how to actually tell my 3-yr-old about the crucifixion because I’m pretty sure that with his sensitivity and inclination to ask a million questions, it would be overwhelming and frightening to him. It seems difficult to teach a child who doesn’t really know anything about death about the most brutal of deaths, the killing of an innocent man. This one feels more difficult to navigate than Christmas, in my opinion.

    • Tales of Beauty for Ashes says:

      I am so glad you posted this comment, I am going to write an entire post because there is just so much to say. As far as telling our little ones the story of Christ, you don’t have to go into a ton of details yet. Wait until they are older. You can still talk about how we have sinned and those sins mean that we deserve consequences. Jesus paid for those consequences with the ultimate sacrifice, on the cross. How I’m explaining it to my 3 year old is by saying that Christ died on the cross for our sins, but He rose from the dead and is alive. It seems that for some reason, little children can comprehend these concepts even better than most adults. If he starts asking more details about how He died, rather than go into detail about the whips and the blood, you could tell them that as he gets older, you can reveal more details about the story. However, even as inquisitive as my daughter is, she didn’t ask any more about how Christ died, she just took it in.
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