Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season – Book Review & Giveaway

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season – Book Review & GiveawayEaster Stories by C. S. LewisLeo Nikolayevich TolstoyLeo TolstoySelma LagerlofOscar WildeElizabeth GoudgeMaxim GorkyAlan PatonHans ThomaAndré TrocméPadraic ColumRuth SawyerWalter Wangerin
Published by Plough Publishing House on February 2nd 2015
Genres: Anthologies (multiple authors), Christian, Classic & Allegory, Collections & Anthologies, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fiction
Pages: 383
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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. 

The stories in this beautiful book are not about Easter eggs and cute bunnies. These are stories that get to the meaning of the Easter season.  All of the stories in this collection share the rich Christian imagery of life through death. In a world that co-opts Easter for stories of the Easter Bunny and painted eggs, Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season contains one of the best collections of stories for Lent and Easter. The short stories included are from authors such as CS Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Clarence Jordan, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Maxim Gorky, Ruth Sawyer and Walter Wangerin, among others.

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Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection. I truly believe this book will help families prepare their hearts for the Easter season and what a perfect time to make a tradition of reading the short stories – twenty-seven in all – with generation after generation. 

The stories aren’t very lengthy, so they can be spread out over the Easter season, or they could all be easily read in a short period of time. The stories are also great for self-reflection or relaxation, so they can be read alone. I personally read the book in one sitting. It left me feeling very blessed, and wanting to share more of my own blessings and God given gifts with others.

FlyBy Promotions was kind enough to allow me to host a giveaway to share this wonderful book with one of you! Just enter below for your chance to win this awesome treasure of classic Easter tales. You can enter the giveaway here: 

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