Book Review: The Easter Story

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Easter is such a big cultural event that it can be a challenge for Christian parents to orient their kids to the holiday’s Christian meaning.  This board book presents the events from Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection at a preschooler’s level, showing that Jesus died and rose from the grave to save us and give us life.

A significant omission is any mention of human sinfulness, the reason humanity needs to be saved.  And although the story is presented accurately, it isn’t all that exciting.  Jesus’ death and resurrection to save us from sin is the core of Christianity; it’s the most momentous event in the history of the universe.  You might expect even a preschooler’s book to convey some of the drama, suspense, and surprise the first disciples experienced.  Some parents may prefer to read the same story from a good picture Bible instead.

All that said, however, it does present the Easter story events clearly, and could make a good supplement for hands-on activities such as salt dough Easter tombs or Resurrection Cookies.

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Publication Information: Pingry, Patricia A.. Easter Story, The. Candy Cane Press. 2002. ISBN: 0824942310.
Categories: 3 Stars, Age 00-04
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Posted on March 2, 2013

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