Barbara Reaoch – A Jesus Easter: Explore God’s Amazing Rescue Plan
The Good Book Company
ISBN 9 781 784 987039
Thinking about getting something to help you get ready as a family for Easter? A Jesus Easter contains 30 days of Easter readings that follow a fourfold pattern:
Explore a biblical passage
Explain the meaning and significance
Engage with the passage with questions for working through the implications
Enter in by prayerful response.
There is plenty of journaling space between the days that provide space for writing, doodling and drawing about things that have been discovered.
The book begins with the Bible’s first promise of rescue in Genesis 3:15 and ends with the risen ascended Jesus.
I like the way that the image of the serpent is featured throughout the book as the one who opposes God but is eventually overcome by Jesus. It includes a useful list of biblical terms that might not be instantly understood.
This attractively produced book is designed for readers from 3-12 years old and the questions are helpfully are clearly marked for either younger or older children. This would make this book a great resource for family devotions leading up to Easter.
John Woods is a Bible teacher and writer based in West Sussex. He is Director of Training for the School of Preachers in Riga, Latvia