“Easter Stories – Classic Tales for the Holy Season” Book Review 15

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Easter Stories
“Classic Tales for the Holy Season”

I heard about the “Easter Stories – Classic Tales for the Holy Season” book from Handlebar Publishing and thought it would be a great one to read for the Resurrection Celebration that is coming up.  I love how it has a bunch of short style stories.  This is perfect for family time reading, bedtime reading or for those that just don’t have a lot of time to read.  The artwork in the book is awesome, always helps you to place a picture with the story.  Here’s a few of the great pics:

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Everything in this book was amazing, and definitely a great one to pass on to family members!  I could see this as one that would be handed down to different generations and enjoyed by many!!  I so love the poem at the beginning of the book that gets you started for the season.  It’s such an important piece to coincide with the holy day!!

Carol of Hope
by: Jane Tyson Clement

The lambs leap in the meadow,
The larks leap in the sky,
and all the bells of heaven ring
because our Lord rides by!

The sun lies golden on the bank,
warmth wakens in the deepest root;
like golden stars the celandine
now opens to the day;
the sherds of winter blow away
and buds break unconfined.

Stars of the heart, now open wide!
All frozen roots that once had died,
rise again, oh rise!

The lambs leap in the meadow,
The larks leap in the sky,
and all the bells of heaven ring
because our Lord rides by!


About The Book:

Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages. Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year.

Easter Stories includes time-honored favorites from world-famous storytellers such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Maxim Gorky, Ruth Sawyer, and Walter Wangerin – as well as many you’ve never heard before. Illustrated with original woodcuts.

  • ISBN-13: 9780874865981
  • Publisher: Plough Publishing House, The
  • Publication date: 2/2/2015
  • Pages: 383
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

About Some of the Authors:

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898. He was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including “The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, ” and “Mere Christianity”. Lewis is arguably the most influential Christian writer of the twentieth century.

Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognized and acclaimed historian and biographer. He was the sole beneficiary of his stepfather’s will and is one of the trustees of O’Brian’s estate.

About The Publisher:

todayPlough Publishing House, founded in 1920, is an independent publisher of books on faith, society, and the spiritual life. We’re based in Walden, New York with branches in the United Kingdom and Australia.

We also publish Plough Quarterly, a bold new magazine of stories, ideas, and culture to inspire faith and action. In addition, we serve up fresh views and insights daily online. (Sign up for weekly updates.)

Because we believe in quality over quantity, we’re able to lavish attention on every project. We devote rigorous attention to editing and design, and we stand behind each of our titles with strong and innovative promotion.


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9 years ago

This looks like a great resources for my Sunday school class. Thanks for the recommendation.

9 years ago

In looking for resources to use for the Lenten season, I found the selection lacking. This book looks like an excellent one. Thanks!

Heidi Bee
Heidi Bee
9 years ago

Sounds like a beautiful book! I love collecting as many books about Easter as possible so this will be on my list!

9 years ago

There are a lot of really good stories in this book. I loved that the chapters were short enough to enjoy with a quick 5-minute cup of tea.

Michelle Moore
9 years ago

This is a fantastic addition to have in your library around this time of year. As my boys grow up they will want a little more meat than bunnies and eggs. Thanks for sharing!

Patty H
Patty H
9 years ago

This is a perfect book for the Lent season. I enjoy reading daily stories to keep my faith strong.

Laura Hix
9 years ago

This sounds amazing. Love the poem you posted!

Patty H
Patty H
9 years ago

This looks like a wonderful book! I would love to read it.

Hope N. Griffin
9 years ago

Sounds like a great addition to the Easter season. Maybe even a great add to our homeschool curriculum for March.

9 years ago

Seems like a great read during Easter for my little man and I to delve into. Nice one!