Give The Gift Of Reading This Easter
Why I'm making this Easter gift guide
I'm making this Easter gift guide in answer to the latest gift guide lens-making quest but also in order to promote some really good books about the spiritual side of Easter, for all ages, and the thus keep idea of giving the gift of reading, which I first purposed in my Christmas gift guide, alive. Of course (who am I kidding?) I'm making it also to get another chance to shamelessly promote my Biblical novel, which depicts the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus as seen through the eyes of characters from different walks of life who might have lived then. (See 3b below).
The death of the art of reading?
[From my Christmas gift guide:] Is reading a dying art? With all our fancy devices (iPods, Xboxes, blackberries, Nintendo's, DVD's etc.), how many of us take the time these days to curl up with a good book? How many books have your read lately? How many do you think your friends or family have read? Maybe it's time to revive the art of reading before it's too late.
Don't let this happen:
For more, check out my Christmas gift guide here:
- GIVE THE GIFT OF READING this year
Yes, why not give the gift of reading? Yes, give them a good book to read. They may not get as excited about it at first, but they'll thank you in the future.
Poll 1: Have you given books?
Have you ever given books as holiday gifts before?
1. The gift of reading for kids:
Easter can an especially exciting time for children, and, as such, it offers an especially unique opportunity to present the real message of Jesus, His death and resurrection, in ways that they can understand and appreciate. There are a few really good Children's books out there which cover the events quite well. I listed one below. Perhaps you can find more There are even some for toddlers you can find if you search, Even toddlers can be made to appreciate the wonderful story of Easter. Get a book like the one below and read it to them. They're not too young to gain some modicum of understanding.
2.. The gift of reading for Easter for teens and /or adults:
Easter can also be an especially meaningful time for teenagers and for us adults as well, as we all seek to recall the death and resurrection of Jesus and what it means to us.
(2a.). Help them recall factually His death and resurrection:
Even though we have been taught since childhood about the crucifixion of Jesus and His subsequent resurrection, we need to be reminded of it and made to realize details of the events that may have passed us by.
In the Special Edition Book and DVD package listed below, drawing on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible, author Adam Hamilton invites both readers and viewers to experience and understand the significance of Jesus final hours. .... We visit the sites where those earth-shaking events took place, and we walk where Jesus walked along the road that led to the pain and triumph of the cross. Filmed on location, this 25-minute edited tour of the Holy Land video will entertain and inspire the entire family or your church group. I took the course at our church and it was a real blessing: Highly recommended--JMB
2b. Or better yet, get them a copy of my Biblical novel::
In case you missed giving it at Christmas or 3Kings Day, give them a copy of my Biblical novel for a really neat fictionalized account of these events and what else MIGHT have happened. Parts I & II lead up to the resurrection while Part III begins with it.