Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Classic Easter Stories for the Whole Family

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. Some of my favorite authors are represented as well as some I was unfamiliar with. Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy and the Brothers Grimm are a few of the well known authors. The opening poem, Carol of Hope, by Jane Tyson Clement is a very special way to introduce the collection.

My favorite story from the collection was “John” by Elizabeth Goudge. It takes place after the crucifixion and John's guilt is palpable as he worries that all the Apostles ran away, but he is most concerned with his own lack of fortitude.

The stories are illustrated with woodcuts that are as delightful as the stories themselves.

The stories present a wonderful opportunity for all family members from grandparents to children to listen to the stories and think about the real meaning of Easter. I highly recommend this book.

I reviewed this book for Handlebar Publishing.