I’d like to thank Christian Focus 4 Kids for sending me The Easter Story by Carine Mackenzie in return for my honest review!
The Bible does a wonderful job of telling the story of Jesus’ resurrection — what we call the Easter story. It is, after all, God’s Word. The Bible is all about Jesus.
It’s nice, though, to have an illustrated, concise version of the Resurrection story to read to kids. You can’t beat Carine Mackenzie’s prose and faithfulness to the Word as she tells the Christian Easter story for kids.
The Easter Story for Kids
Here’s what I love about The Easter Story: The Bible Version by Carine Mackenzie (CF4K, 2015):
- It’s in chronological order. The gospel accounts of Jesus’ last days on earth, trials, crucifixion, resurrection, appearances to believers, and ascension all highlight different aspects of his story. Here they’re all told together. (I thought the narrative about the women finding the tomb required a little interpretation as the biblical accounts tell it a little differently, but I appreciate the way the story Mrs. Mackenzie wove them together.)
- It’s faithful to the biblical account.
- There are 21 numbered 2-page spreads, so if you’d like, you can read a small part of the story each day leading up to Easter.
- It starts with an explanation of God’s plan for salvation and ends with the assurance of eternal life if we trust in Jesus.
- I really like Carine Mackenzie’s storytelling.
- Natascia Ugliano’s whimsical pastels are just lovely. (There are no pictures of Jesus, for those who consider that a violation of the second commandment.)
The Easter Story: The Bible Version is a great addition to every Christian family’s library.
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The Third Day: The Gospel of Luke 22-24The World Created, Fallen, Redeemed, and Restored: The Gospel Plan of GodThe Easter Story: The Bible VersionMy Easter Activity Book: 40 Days to Celebrate Jesus’ ResurrectionJesus: The Best Story (Board Book)
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Christian History Matters for Our Kids.
History matters. Now, more than ever, we see how important it is for our children to know and understand history and the Bible.
- God is the sovereign ruler of all things. It’s important for our kids to see his hand in the history of nations and in the lives of both peasants and kings.
- Christian history is the story of our family history. Our kids get to see how people who love Jesus follow him.
- Understanding history can help our kids learn historic and biblical theology. They learn what the Bible says and what that means for us. They also see when the study of Scripture has taken important turns that have changed the Church.
- Reading Christian biographies and history can be a wonderful way for kids to think outside their own time and culture. God’s Church spans centuries and includes people from every nation.
- Christian biographies help kids consider their own faith, walk with Jesus, and the impact their witness may one day have on others–and on history.
The Who What Why Series is the perfect resource to teach your kids about history, while helping them apply biblical truths to their lives today.
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Love Easter and am constantly looking for solid, scripture based books for our kids to further emphasize the truth. Thx for sharing!
Katrina S says
Faithfulness to the Biblical account is the most important part – but the pictures look wonderful!
That it’s in chronological order. That’s really important to my black-and-white 7-year-old!
I love to read anything biblical to my children. This book fits the bill. I would like to start it as a unit for them to learn about Easter more closely.
cool. the easter book i have been using is much too young for my kids now…this looks better for the ages my kiddos are now.
I’ve been looking for an Easter story book suitable for the younger kids at church. This looks like it would be a great help.
I just love this. I always teach my son the truth about the word of God. And the real meaning about the holidays. Easter here at my place is a big deal. Jesus the ultimate sacrifice died for our sins so we can Have a way into heaven.