Easter is a very important festival for Christians. It is said that it was on the holy day of Easter that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. In the era of early Christian church, only the Easter Sunday was celebrated as a holy day, it was thus also called as Easter Sunday. On this occasion, Christians all over the world engage in merry making and feasting. Easter eggs and Easter bunnies are a major attraction during Easter. This festival stands for rejuvenation of life and happy living. There are various folklores and tales related to the festival, one of them named ‘Story of Easter’ is described below.
The Story of Easter, written by Christopher Doyle, is essentially a story of the life of Jesus Christ. Using clear and lucid language, Doyle has retold the Bible story with an emphasis on Christ's resurrection to life. He has weaved the stories of Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Day to bring home the message of Jesus' life, death and resurrection to children and young people of today. The Story of Easter begins with the crowds holding palm branches and waiting in Jerusalem for Jesus Christ and ends when the disciples receive the Holy Spirit and go out to spread the news of his resurrection.
The narrative details how Thomas finds it so hard to believe the resurrection is really true, and Jesus cooks the fishermen disciple's breakfast on the shore. Doyle effectively captures the drama and significance of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection in his narrative. The story is very interesting and weaved in such a manner that leaves an everlasting impression on the reader. It is one of the most popular books on the Easter theme. It is written in a way that it strengthens one’s faith in Christianity.
John Hayson's delicate, yet dramatic, watercolor illustrations bring to life the dramatic events of more than 2000 years ago. This book makes an excellent Easter gift to be presented to children in the age group of 8 to 12 years. It not only introduces a kid to the concept of Easter celebration but also indirectly preaches much about the holy religion of Christianity. It is a wonderful gift for your kid if you want him/her to make him understand more about the Christianity and its philosophy.