Thursday, March 5, 2015

Easter is Near!

Have you ever heard Jim Gaffigan's take on our strange holiday traditions? (If not, I've embedded it below, and you should definitely watch. You'll never look at holidays the same again.) Here's his take on Easter:

"Easter, that's a weird tradition.
'Easter, the day Jesus rose from the dead. What should we do?'
'How about eggs?'
'Well, what does that have to do with Jesus?'
'All right, we'll hide 'em.'
'I don't follow your logic.'
'Don't worry. There's a bunny.'"

You know, he has a point. It's kind of strange how we've chosen to celebrate Easter. So, here's an alternative from Emily Belle Freeman.  I reviewed Emily's Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas: Seven Traditions to Lead Us Closer to the Savior a few months ago. I liked the simplicity of the ideas that Emily presented for helping to keep Christmas Christ-centered, and how easily you can adapt them for your family. She's done it again with her Easter version of the book. For her blog tour, she's stopping by with info about the book. A CHRIST-CENTERED EASTER: SEVEN TRADITIONS TO LEAD US CLOSER TO JESUS CHRIST

Author: Emily Belle Freeman
Release Date: February 3, 2015   

Page Count: 96
Religion / Holidays / Easter & Lent

Book Description:
One of the few titles for adults on the Easter holiday, this beautiful gift book tells the story of Jesus from Crucifixion to Resurrection in short chapters, illustrated with line art, told in the first-person narrative of seven disciples. Each section offers the author's commentary on the lessons learned from each disciple and suggests simple traditions to follow to remember how implementing the teachings of the Easter holiday can vastly enrich your life today.
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:

As promised, here's Jim's take on holidays.

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