The Resurrection Life – A Reading List for Easter!

March 30, 2018 — Leave a comment

 


 

Top 10 Kids’ Easter Books

 

We offer the following recommended books on the life of the resurrection. Consider reading one or two of these during the Easter season.
 

   

The Sign and the Sacrifice: The Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection

Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, presents the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection as viewed through the eyes of those who witnessed them. The Sign and the Sacrificeexplores the meaning of the cross and the significance of Christ’s resurrection, discussing what these events meant to Jesus’ followers in the early years and what they can say to us today.

God is on the Cross: Meditations on Lent and Easter

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

When people suggest in their letters . . . that I’m ‘suffering’ here, I reject the thought. It seems to me a profanation. These things mustn’t be dramatized. I doubt very much whether I’m ‘suffering’ any more than you, or most people, are suffering today. Of course, a great deal here is horrible, but where isn’t it? . . . No, suffering must be something quite different, and have a quite different dimension, from what I’ve so far experienced.”–from Letter to Eberhard Bethge from Tegel prison, 9 March

These forty-seven stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Lent and Easter, encountering themes of prayerful reflection, self-denial, temptation, suffering, and the meaning of the cross. Passages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters and sermons provide special encouragement as readers prepare themselves spiritually for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Supplemented by an informative introduction to Bonhoeffer’s life and a Scripture passage for each day of the season, these daily devotions are moving reminders of the true gift of Christ on the cross.

 

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IMAGE CREDIT: Detail from the cover of The Sign and the Sacrifice: The Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection by Rowan Williams.