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Friday, March 13, 2015

Easter Stories #Book Review - #Giveaway - Classic Tales For The Holy Season

Do you have Easter traditions that you share with your family?

Our family are still figuring out some of our traditions. Sometimes we grow out of traditions as our kids get older and we move on to new discoveries.

However one of our traditions is reading Easter stories together. I love finding new stories centered around the gospel to read and have discussions and Q&A.

I received this Easter Stories - Classic Tales For The Holy Season book and I get to read these stories with my children.
They are avid readers, but I still want to cuddle and read to them and surprise them with illustrations.

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season

So far the very first story I read to them incited quite a few questions. I actually really love the first story and it sets the tone that the rest of the book will be a good read. It will be our  cuddle time reading sessions.

The first story is called The White Lily - Jane Tyson Clement - Adapted from Frances Jenkins Olcott. It's a beautiful story about a man, a boy and a dog. It shows how important it is for us to show and receive love. And how receiving that love can transform our lives. I know that the background for this story is Jesus giving us the choice of salvation and how it can change our hearts and begin to show outside in our daily lives.

The book has over 20+ stories and I can't wait to read them all with my children!

Everyone who believes Easter is about more than Easter egg hunts will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories that illumine the true meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Holy week and 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, Anton Chekhov, and Walter Wangerin - as well as many you've never heard before.

Illustrated with original woodcuts.

I love books with short stories like this, and I will definitely recommend this book.

I have one to giveaway! Just enter below.

Giveaway: One Easter Stories - Classic Tales For The Holy Season book

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Table of Contents

  • Jane Tyson Clement The White Lily
  • Laura E. Richards The Coming of the King
  • André Trocmé How Donkeys Got the Spirit of Contradiction
  • Alan Paton The Church of the Washing of the Feet
  • Clarence Jordan Stories from the Cotton Patch Gospel
  • Selma Lagerlöf Saint Veronica’s Kerchief
  • Lew Wallace The Way to the Cross
  • Selma Lagerlöf Robin Redbreast
  • Ludwig von Gerdtell The Atonement
  • Maxim Gorky The Flaming Heart of Danko
  • Elizabeth Goudge John
  • Hans Thoma The Legend of Christopherus
  • Sara Cone Bryant Robert of Sicily
  • Leo Tolstoy Two Old Men
  • Ivy Bolton The Golden Egg
  • Karl Josef Friedrich The Case of Rachoff
  • Ruth Sawyer The Deserted Mine
  • Anton Chekhov The Student
  • Claire Huchet Bishop A Dust Rag for Easter Eggs
  • J. W. Ooms The Barge-Master’s Easter
  • Walter Wangerin Jr. The Ragman
  • Kirk Wareham Easter Under a Park Bench
  • C. S. Lewis The Death of the Lizard
  • The Brothers Grimm Mary’s Child
  • Ger Koopman The King and Death
  • Oscar Wilde The Selfish Giant
  • John Masefield From The Everlasting Mercy

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway and review. Choice of winners are random from rafflecopter. Opinions are 100% my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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31 comments :

  1. Well, it use to be the same as my mother's. Dressing us up for church in our finest Easter clothes. A new bonnet for me and her along with a white pat & leather purse & shoes to match & white gloves & a flowery dress. My brother wore a light colored suit and we all went to church together. After church was a nice Easter breakfast and finding of the eggs that my dad hid while we were away at church (we are Catholic my dad was Methodist). Guess it was a fashion statement & how the family was doing & of course quality time as a family. I did the same with my children.

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    1. It's always good when we are bonding with our family.

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  2. must say the easter egg hunt and family dinner. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  3. My favorite Easter tradition is having a big family Ham dinner and getting to spend time with everyone.

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  4. I love having family time at Easter!

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  5. When my kids were young, I would always include an Easter book in their baskets. We've always taught them the true Biblical meaning of why we celebrate. This book looks like a good one!

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  6. That sounds like a great book. My little one is getting his First Communion this May, so I think this would go right along with what he learns in CCD class.

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  7. That's pretty cool. My parents used to get me story books like this about Easter and Christmas.

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  8. Awesome read to have. A perfect one for easter - must be a wonderful story.

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  9. This sounds like a pretty cool book!!! I'm excited for easter this year! My daughter is finally old enough to know what's going on :)

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  10. That does sound like a useful book for families who are looking to also educate their children about the religious aspect of Easter. My youngest isn't quite old enough to understand that though.

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  11. This looks like an amazing collection of Easter stories! I will have to check it out for my two younger daughters! I love to teach them about the true meaning of Easter!

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  12. We don't Easter stories that we read. This sounds like a great book and giveaway though!

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  13. Looks like a great book to read during Easter. I'll be sure to pass it to my friends. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. What a wonderful book. I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

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  15. Sounds like a wonderful book! I hope my nieces would love hearing the stories there!

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  16. This sounds like a great book. I will share this with my friends with kids.

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  17. I love how it brings together so many wonderful authors. This is a collection to have for sure!

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  18. This sounds like a fantastic book with a lot of variety. It definitely sounds like a must have for a lot of collections, I would love to add it to mine.

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  19. This is a great giveaway just in time for Easter. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  20. What a great book!! The only traditions we have are going to sunrise service at church and then going back to my Grandma's for Sunday lunch!

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  21. I enjoy books with short stories that's why I love the Chicken Soup for the Soul series so much. I think this is a must read!

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  22. We don't have any books for Easter at home but the kids always borrow from the school library. This sounds like a great read!

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  23. We only have a few books for Easter, but I would love to have more. I will have to check these out more for my girls.

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  24. I would love to give this a read. This would definitely be a good book to read with my son when he's a little older.

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  25. Sounds like a great read. I think traditions do grow over time!

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  26. This book title sounds like a great edition to a family book shelf. Our traditions have been scavenger hunts and Easter baskets. That's the extent of how our family celebrates the holiday season.

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  27. My kids would love these books! Thanks!

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  28. Sounds like a good one for the holiday! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Going to church and celebrating with a delicious Easter dinner.

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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