My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from the Publisher to Review
Book Description: From the author of Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas and The Peter Potential comes Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter, a new book that focuses on seven different personal experiences with the Lord that took place just before and just after His suffering, sacrifice, and Resurrection. Each of the stories is a personal witness of Jesus' individualized ministry. In addition, the author invites us to participate in seven traditions that will help us have a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for the miracles that surround the celebration we call Easter.
My thoughts: It seems like I forget to put the emphasis of Easter on Christ. I don't spend as much time preparing for it as I do Christmas. Eater has just as much significance to the Christians as Christmas. For me this book was a great reminder to place Christ first and foremost in my holiday preparation.
The book takes seven chapters to remind us of events central to Christ's sacrifice and resurrection. Each chapter is based on stories from the Bible. I love how Emily is able to relate experiences to the scriptures. For me it helps show how they are applicable in our modern day life.
Each chapter is short and concise. The information is relevant and inspirational. I love that I can use the chapters as short lessons to share with my family. The ideas for traditions can be done over weeks, days, or just a few can be implemented.
This is a great addition to my library. I am grateful for the opportunity to read this book and look forward sharing it with my friends and family.
About the Author: Emily Belle Freeman is a coach's wife, a mother of four, an author, and a sought-after inspirational speaker. She coauthors a popular blog putting religious teaching into practice: www.multiplygoodness.com.