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2013 Easter Books Roundup

Easter Books

2013 Easter Books Roundup

As Easter approaches, we at prepare for the celebration of the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ and enter into a season of hope and renewal. We have selected titles from a wide range of genres and authors to help you reexamine your faith and guide you through this time of reflection, so that, in turn, you can help others do the same. May these books assist you in strengthening your relationship not only with God, but also with those closest to you. We hope that you and your family have a blessed and joyous Easter season.

Awesome Bible Verses Every Kid Should Know: ...and What They Mean by Rebecca Lutzer - Youth Nonfiction
Now children ages 7 to 12 can enjoy the Bible’s most important passages in a fun and engaging format. Each two-page spread features a few verses set in an appealing “Bible” graphic, a brief explanation and application, and open-ended questions adults can use to help kids talk about their faith.
The Biggest and Toughest: The Short Story of David's Big Faith by Kelly Pulley - Children's Fiction


Teach your children about God's strength and love for His people with this rhyming story about David and Goliath. With fun illustrations and a quirky rhyming text, your kids will discover that despite David's small stature, his courage and belief in God see him through when he stands up to the Philistine army.

Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist - Essays


BREAD & WINE is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. Written by writer and blogger Shauna Niequist, this is a funny, honest and vulnerable spiritual memoir about our life around the table --- the celebrations, traditions and experiences that we share, and the ways God teaches and nourishes us as we nourish the people around us.

Couples of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other by Robert Wolgemuth and - Devotional


COUPLES OF THE BIBLE offers a 52-week overview of Scripture as seen through the tragedies and triumphs of biblical couples. Whatever your season of marriage, this book will draw you closer to God and strengthen your relationship with your spouse. You will discover that God can use couples --- like you --- powerfully in His redemptive work.

Daniel for Lunch: The Tasty Tale of Daniel in the Lions' Den by Kelly Pulley - Children's Fiction


What happens to Daniel after he refuses to pray to King Darius, and prays to God instead? He finds himself in a den full of hungry lions! Find out how Daniel is rescued --- and how the king's wicked helpers get a punishment they deserve!

Glimpses of Heaven: Surprising Stories of Hope and Encouragement by Christianity Today - Christian Living/Inspirational


Kay Warren, Gordon MacDonald, Liz Curtis Higgs, Mark Buchanan, Virginia Stem Owens and Ben Patterson are among the 50 contributors to this collection of brief, inspiring stories. These seasoned writers recount experiences from their own lives and interpret them through the eyes of faith with passion and insight.

God Gave Us Easter written by Lisa T. Bergren, art by Laura J. Bryant - Children's Fiction


GOD GAVE US EASTER is the latest in the God Gave Us series, which has sold over 1.5 million copies. Easter has come to the Arctic Circle, but Little Cub has some questions. Why do we celebrate Easter? Why did Jesus come? Why did he have to die? Papa lovingly explains the meaning of this very special holiday in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.

The Grace Walk Devotional by Steve McVey - Devotional


This devotional shows readers that God’s grace is immensely more than a doctrine. They’ll discover why it’s all right to give up on themselves and their efforts, who they are in Christ, how to relax and delight in Jesus’ love and friendship, and how much He can do through them.

Jesus Changes Everything: It's Time to Embrace God's Unconditional Love by Bob George - Christian Life


A burdened, guilt-ridden Christianity results from basing the faith in the Old Testament and making it a law-based religion. But the New Covenant God has instituted through Christ’s death brings rest and peace from a performance-based relationship with God and joyful realization of His complete acceptance and unconditional love.

Put a Little "Happy" in Your Life by Christina Bynum Breaux - Gift Book


Photographer Christina Bynum Breaux is able to capture a child’s playful heart through the lens of her camera. By pairing her photo collection of adorable children, caught in charming and precocious acts, with an encouraging storyline, readers can’t help but smile with every turn of the page.

Revealing Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional by Darlene Zschech - Devotional


Do you long for more of God's presence? Do you ache to see Him at work in your life? Do you desire His peace and rest? Renowned worship leader Darlene Zschech invites you to gather with her around the Word of God. Born out of her own yearnings that she poured onto the pages of journals, these meditations and Scriptures reveal Jesus and speak of His finished work --- how He tenderly cares for you and wants you to know Him.

Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything by Steven D. Mathewson - Christian Living


Have you ever wondered why it’s important that Jesus didn’t just die on the cross but also rose again? RISEN answers your questions and offers faith-filled meditations on the resurrection, taking these ancient truths and applying them to contemporary life. Steven Mathewson shows not only why Jesus had to die but why his resurrection was necessary and how our lives change when we understand and embrace this essential truth of the Christian faith.

Second Chances: More Stories of Grace by Max Lucado - Christian Life


We humans are prone to failure. We’re experts at muddying, mixing and messing up our lives. Who among us hasn’t looked up from the bottom of a pit and realized he dug it himself? Who hasn’t fallen so far, messed up so badly that she thought there was no hope? And it’s at these low points that we crave reminders that there’s hope for the broken. No reminder is quite as poignant as a story of second chances. Who couldn’t use more stories of grace like this?

A Story of God and All of Us Reflections: 100 Daily Inspirations Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible" by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett - Devotional


This gorgeous, high-design book of 100 daily inspirations will help you to experience God's love through the text of the Bible. Each reflection includes a Bible verse, a personal reading, and a short prayer with visually stunning images from the set of the epic TV miniseries, "The Bible," produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible" by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett - Fiction


Beginning with the creation of man and ending with the revelation of a new world, readers will revel in this epic saga of warriors, rebels, poets and kings, all called upon by God to reveal His enduring love for mankind. Ultimately, God's plan is fulfilled in the story of Jesus the Messiah, whose life, death and resurrection brings salvation to one and all.

When Jesus Wept: The Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 1 by Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene - Historical Fiction


WHEN JESUS WEPT unfolds the turbulent times in Judea during Jesus' ministry, centering on the friendship between Jesus and Lazarus. With rich insights from vineyard owners and vine dressers, the Thoenes explore the metaphor of Jesus as the True Vine, harvesting the ancient secrets found in the Old Testament.