I've just received God Gave Us Easter, Lisa Tawn Bergren's latest book in the God Gave Us... series which is for children ages 2-6. In this book, Little Cub is introduced to the true meaning of Easter. As her family celebrates doing all the traditional Easter things like, dying eggs and getting Easter candy, Papa helps to bring in the true meaning of Easter which is far more than eggs and candy.
I thought this book was really cute. The illustrations are adorable (who can resist cute, cuddly bears?) and the story line was good too. What is brought up in the book just touches the surface of what Easter means, but would lead to questions about the true meaning of Easter. Parents would then have the opportunity to point them to Jesus, the One who willingly gave up His life for us. I know for our family we have thought a lot about Easter and how we want to celebrate it. We have chosen to do our baskets and eggs on the first day of Spring. This leaves Easter morning a time to reflect on Christ and what He has done for us.
If you are interesting Lisa Tawn Bergren's others books, I have written reviews of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Two and God Gave Us So Much. Below you can watch the book trailer for God Gave Us Easter.
And here you can read an excerpt of Lisa's book.
To visit Lisa Tawn Bergren's website click here and find out more about this author and her books.
**I received this book free from the blogging for books program by Waterbrook Publishing Company in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.