True Promise – “The Sparkle Egg” (Review & Giveaway) 9

I received an email from Laura Beth with FlyByPromotions and she asked if I would like to read “The Sparkle Egg” and review it.  I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.

I had previously read “The Sparkle Box” for Christmas and we as a family loved it.  It is now one of our yearly traditions of things to read and take part in. Check out my review on that one here.  I think that now, “The Sparkle Egg” being one in regards to Easter, will be, as well.  The story is great – a real family dealing with real issues and then seeing what great works the Lord can do in their lives.  I love to see that it wasn’t some perfect family just decorating an egg.  It was real and things that a lot of us deal with every day.  I know that the age recommends 4 to 8, but my son is 13 and he loved it, as well as my husband and myself.  It’s just a great way to get together as a family and see what the Lord can do in your life.  He is gracious and able to forgive us of so much, as long as we have asked Him into our heart.

Just like at the end of the book where is shares 1 John 1:9…”But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.”  Thank you Lord for that promise, since so many of us have done a lot of wrongs in our life and know that we are saved by your grace and not of our good works, no matter how good we think they are!

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The Sparkle Egg

About the Book:

Easter is coming, and Sam loves Easter! But this year, he is upset about a lie he told his parents. Even though he apologized and they forgave him, Sam can’t shake the feeling that he is a bad kid for what he did. Meanwhile, his parents help him make a special Easter craft called a Sparkle Egg. His mom tells him to write anything he feels sorry about or ashamed of on a piece of paper and put it inside his Sparkle Egg.

On Easter morning, when he opens his Sparkle Egg expecting a surprise, Sam finds that it is empty! His parents explain that because Jesus died and rose again, we are forgiven. Like the tomb that first Easter Day, Sam’s egg is empty—and Sam’s wrongdoing is completely forgiven. Once he accepts this forgiveness fully, Sam realizes a truth: we can sparkle and shine with God’s light when we let God’s gift of grace into our hearts. This touching story will strike a deep chord with readers of all ages, and the Sparkle Egg tradition will help readers and their families grasp the totality of God’s perfect grace.

Written by Jill Hardie / Illustrated by Christine Kornacki
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Hardcover w/jacket, 10″ x 10″, 32 pages
Ages 4-8 (or 48, depending on you) 🙂

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Author Bio

Jill Hardie’s first book, The Sparkle Box, ignited a new Christmas tradition that helps center Christmas in the true joy of the season. Now Jill is hoping to touch lives with a new Easter tradition with The Sparkle Egg. She lives in North Canton, Ohio.

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Illustrator Bio

Christine Kornacki illustrated the highly acclaimed The Sparkle Box. She has a love for painting and a knack for bringing stories to life. Christine received a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford and spends most days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming café in New Haven, Connecticut.

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10 years ago

I already have this book so i didn’t enter but i have to say I love the Sparkle Egg. I read it to my kids and they keep asking me to read it again!

Stephanie M.
10 years ago

Easter is not about the bunnies and eggs, it’s about our Lord Jesus Christ and how He gave his life so that we could be forgiven of our sins! Thank you JESUS. Unfortunately, I noticed at Walmart the other day, that just like they took Christ out of Christmas, they are taking the true meaning out of Easter, too. You would imagine lilies, crosses, Jesus, lambs and similar Christian themed items would be found in half the Easter items, unfortunately, I didn’t see a single chocolate cross, or anything close to even hinting at anything more than a bunny and… Read more »

Heidi Bee
Heidi Bee
10 years ago

I own this book too and it is such a blessing, a terrific way to share God’s love! Sharing!

Jay @ Life of Creed
10 years ago

This will be a great book to help with teaching toddler girl about Easter.

10 years ago

This looks like a great book for my son. He is learning more and more about the Bible and especially Jesus.

tara pittman
10 years ago

That I have eternal life and my sins are forgiven

Dawn Sandomeno
10 years ago

What a sweet book for Easter!

Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith
10 years ago

That we all can be forgiven by the one who made the ultimate sacrifice.
This sounds like a wonderful story!