Tuesday, February 18, 2020

An Easter Egg Hunt For Jesus Book Review

More To The Holiday Than Eggs And Bunnies

I found a wonderful book to include in the little one's Easter Basket this year. An Easter Egg Hunt For Jesus will be a nice way to help her understand what we are really celebrating during this special holiday. Just like with Christmas, children need to know the real 'reason for the season.'

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Egg Hunts are fun for kids
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I will admit that it is fun to color the eggs with the children and even more fun hiding those eggs for them to find. How often do we stop to let them know why we Christians celebrate the Easter Holiday? Depending on their age, it might be difficult to explain the Crucifixion and Resurrection in a way that doesn't disturb them . I remember my oldest coming out of her Sunday School class one Sunday near Easter being absolutely horrified over their lesson that morning. She was about 7 at the time but she had grasped all too well the story of Jesus on that cross. She kept saying, "They killed him, Mommy! Why would they do that?" I kept trying to explain that He had to die so that he could come back to life but I didn't do a very good job of it. I also remember thinking the teacher shouldn't have ended the lesson that day without telling the children at least something about what came next. Maybe she did, but my daughter couldn't get past the part of his death on that hill. I wish that I had been able to prepare her for that lesson with a book like An Easter Egg Hunt For Jesus. It hadn't been written, yet.

Forest of Faith Series 

A series of books have been written to help children understand better, in ways that they can relate to, the meaning of both Christmas and Easter. The stories take place in a forest with adorable little animals who learn more about their faith. The books are written for ages 4 through 6 and have been illustrated beautifully by Lee Holland with the stories being written by Susan Jones. I really think they would be a wonderful addition to the library of books we have to read to our little ones. 

Little Bunny is excited about the special egg hunt taking place in the forest as are all of the creatures who live there. In his enthusiasm to find the 'special egg' he makes a mistake that he believes has ruined the fun for his family and friends. They all come together to help him understand about the Resurrection of Jesus and the celebration over the new life that He offers to all of us. It is a sweet little story! 

I recommend this book to share with the small ones in your family!




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5 comments:

  1. Thank you Beverly Owens for sharing this book with us. It is a hard concept for little ones to deal with and anything that makes it easier will be a bonus for parents who are wanting their children to understand the concepts of being Christian. I will definitely be looking for this book to share with the children in our church community.

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  2. This sounds like a wonderful way to teach small children about the true meaning of Easter. Children relate so well to animals; I can see this being a simple and sweet way to explain complicated lessons.

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  3. I applaud any book or movie that puts Jesus back at the center of our Christian holidays. I enjoy all of the "just for fun" stuff, but I wholeheartedly believe we need to make sure Christ is still at the center on Christmas, Easter, and every day. Thank you for this wonderful recommendation! I don't have any wee ones around these days, but I will definitely keep it in mind for future reference.

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  4. I'm not a practicing religious person but even so, I'm often bothered that the real reason for holidays aren't recognized. I'm happy to read this review of this book that helps children understand in an age-appropriate way.

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  5. An excellent book for parents who are wanting to practice and teach their faith to the kids. I know as a little one, I would have found a book like this very normal to receive as an Easter basket gift.

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