Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter by Emily Belle Freeman & DavidButler


Discover how the people around Jesus during the week of His Crucifixion and Resurrection can lead your family closer to Christ this Easter season. This children's edition of Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter will guide you through seven meaningful traditions inspired by the people closest to the Savior during His holy week. These simple experiences are not meant to add chores or stress to a reverent holiday season but to offer something different. They will give your family an opportunity to slow down from the candy and egg hunts and instead spend time reflecting on the Savior's ultimate sacrifice and triumphant Resurrection.

This interactive book invites children to get to know various people in Christ's life during those sacred days and to discover the lessons they learned in the encounters with Him. It encourages children to ask what they might have done if they had been there on the days when Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Seven colorful Easter ornaments have been created to accompany the lesson each person teaches. Displaying the ornaments throughout the Easter holiday will remind your children of the lessons they are learning from Christ's magnificent act.

About the authors:

Emily Belle Freeman is a best-selling author, popular inspirational speaker, and cofounder of Multiply Goodness. Her greatest joy comes from spending time with her husband, Greg, her children, and her grandchildren. For a few minutes every day she leaves the dishes in the sink and writes about the ever-present goodness of God in the ordinary details of her life. Read more at emilybellefreeman.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook: @emilybellefreeman.

DAVID BUTLER is by day a high school religious educator sharing his love for the scriptures and his belief that there is a power for good innate in every human soul. By night he is a fort builder, waffle maker, sports coach, and storyteller for his five favorite little people, also known as his children. Somewhere in between he is a motivational speaker and writer. Some of his musings and challenges can be found on the blog www.multiplygoodness.com. He and his wife, Jenny, live with their family amid the snowcapped peaks of the Mountain West, but they often dream of a beach house on a sunny shore somewhere.

Ryan Jeppesen cultivated his love for art while growing up on a dairy farm in northern Utah. Ryan graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's of business administration degree. He spends his days working at a cushy desk job and comes home at night to fully unleash his creativity by painting, drawing, illustrating, building websites, wood carving, toy building, sculpting, bread baking, and helping with countless Primary projects. He and his amazing wife, Brooke, are raising their four "Jeppesenite" children in the snow cities of the Mountain West ... and they like it there.

In Emilee's opinion:

Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter by Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler was truly inspired. I loved reading it to my children. Plus, I bought the Nativity scene that can be purchased HERE. The book included scriptures and questions such as, "On the first Easter, people found ways to celebrate Jesus. Could you?" I also loved the activity ideas such as, "Cut down a large tree branch and put it in a vase with water, or use construction paper or crayons to create a palm branch. Place it where you can see it every day until Easter." As we were reading, we used the figures and placed them in our Easter scene. It was fun to try and figure out the characters. I know this will be our Easter tradition from now on and I definitely recommend the book and the nativity. They correspond well together.

About the Easter Nativity Scene:

This Easter "Nativity" Scene includes the tomb, Jesus Christ, and some of the people who were with Him during the days surrounding Easter. These figures include: Mary Magdalene, the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, Thomas, a person from Jerusalem waving a palm, Joseph and Nicodemus, and Simon who carried the cross. You can learn more about the figures in the book "Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter" by Emily Belle Freeman. The figures are 4.5 inches tall and made out of wood so they can be handled by children. The entire scene measures approximately 5 inches by 28 inches when complete.

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