Mar 04

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter by Emily Belle Freeman

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter by Emily Belle Freeman

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter by Emily Belle Freeman

Discover how the personal experiences of people who were closest to the Savior during the final week of His life can change the way your family celebrates Easter. Learn the meaning behind the wheat baskets, the forget knot, the red egg, and other traditions that will help Easter become a “High Holy Day” in your heart and in your home.

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter offers hope for an Easter filled with the Spirit of Christ as we offer our finest to Him in deepest gratitude for His sacrifice. Return to the spiritual roots of this holy celebration with this beautiful gift book that will help bring you and your family closer to Jesus Christ.

Personal stories include:

  • Lazarus
  • Simon
  • Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus
  • Mary Magdalene, Mary, and Salome
  • Thomas
  • The disciples on the road to Emmaus
  • Jesus Christ

My Review:

As the mother of six kids, I have always attempted to keep the Easter Bunny from hijacking Easter. Over the years, I’ve used many lessons to try to teach the true meaning of Easter. Most of my efforts have focused on telling the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. While I believe it’s important for my children to understand the Easter story, I like how this book focuses instead on the relationship that Jesus had with different individuals. It makes me think about my own relationship with Jesus Christ.

After reflecting on the personal experiences with these individuals, Freeman offers suggestions for creating a family tradition that emphasizes the lesson taught. Each of the traditions is simple, meaningful, and easy to implement. You could also adapt the traditions to suit your personal circumstances and family’s needs. You can go through the chapters each day, or you can focus on one chapter each week leading up to Easter Sunday.

Whether you use this book for personal enrichment or for your family, I think it is an excellent tool that will help draw hearts towards the Savior during this season.

About the Author:

Emily Belle Freeman is a coach’s wife, a mother to four children and a few others who have found refuge in her home, author of several bestselling books, and sought-after inspirational speaker. Her days are spent watching over teenagers, her flock of pampered chickens, and a rabbit that she adores. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. For a few minutes every day Emily forgets about the laundry, leaves the dishes in the sink, and writes. She coauthors a blog that is a stopping place for hearts seeking all that is good: www. multiplygoodness.com.

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