Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Review - Easter Stories


Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of 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.

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, and Walter Wangerin--as well as many you've never heard before. Illustrated with original woodcuts.


I really like this book. The stories are fairly short and easy to read and every one of them pointed to our need for Christ. Some of the stories made you think a little harder than others and it was a nice blend of short stories all compiled into this beautiful volume.

I really enjoyed the artwork. It is all original woodcut illustrations and they were all perfect for the stories that they went with. I think the classic artwork went to beautifully with the classic stories in this book.

The first story ended up being my absolute favorite in the whole book. It's about a gruff man who is given a glowing white lily by a man on the road. His attitude completely is transpired by the beauty of this white lily and we see life changes in how he lives. It was just a beautiful story of how Jesus transforms our life.

This book is not just for Easter. It really is a beautiful book full of amazing stories that will delight you all year long. It would be perfect, too, for the homeschooling family with older children as they would enjoy these stories. I highly recommend this addition to your library. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*I received this book from Handlebar Publishing for my honest review

Blessings - Julie

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