A sumptuous presentation of the traditional Easter story of Jesus.Once, long ago, lived a man named Jesus. Many people flocked to hear his message about God s love and forgiveness. When powerful people had Jesus put to death on a cross, his followers were in despair. But that was not the end it was really a beginning. Celebrate the Easter tidings with this timeless and beautiful retelling retelling of the passion story, drawing on key episodes from the Gospels. Told in words resonant of the Bible and illustrated throughout with a mixture of full page art, vignettes, and borders, in calming yet rich yellows, blues, and greens, this is a picture book to be enjoyed year after year."
With styling that reminds you of a glass of your favorite eggnog, this gift book richly and festively captures the true heart of Christmas the birth of Christ and His bringing of the Good News. Cream pages accented by rich red and black flourishes. A rich collection of Scripture, poetry, song, and thought-provoking quotes.
This is an updated edition of a book written by Missionary and evangelist Roy Hession in 1950 in which he profiles the nature of religious revival and lays out the prerequisites and consequences of the activity of God in the heart of the hungry seeker.
The Sanctuary for Lent 2016 is a booklet that contains one devotion for each of the forty days in Lent, plus Sundays. Each daily devotion includes a recommended Scripture reading, a Bible verse, an inspiring message, and an uplifting prayer. Designed to fit in a #10 envelope which enables churches to include the booklet in Lenten mailings.
Commercialism and kitsch have overshadowed the way the West celebrates Christ's birth. McKinley and Seay seek to counteract these cultural inroads by establishing vigorous traditions more in keeping with God's original intent—spending less, giving more, worshiping fully, and loving all. Christmas will change the world when you give what matters most—yourself! 160 pages, softcover from Zondervan with four session discussion guide.
There is no more magical moment than when a newborn baby is laid in a mother's arms. What was for many months a dream and a mystery is now a miraculous new person at the threshold of a life filled with possibilities.
Through a tender, inspiring tale, "The Twelve Gifts of Birth" reveals the birthright inheritance that all children receive at this moment. Wise women, otherwise known as fairy godmothers, announce the twelve gifts in the form of blessings and show how to use them to enrich one's life.
This keepsake book encourages new parents to nurture and protect the wondrous qualities that have been bestowed on their tiny miracles. When shared with young children, this message helps form within them a strong foundatio ... more
The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. It includes some of the loftiest and most loved verses in all the Bible: "And the Word became flesh...," "or God so loved the world...," "You who are without sin cast the first stone...," "I am the resurrection and the life...," "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." The writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that his readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they "may have life in his name."
This Lent, join Adam Hamilton and experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal while exploring the major themes of John while reading the entire Gos ... more
Easter Ideals returns once again with a new edition for spring 2016, shining with inspiring prose, poetry, recipes, and Bible excerpts, all accompanied by beautiful full-color artwork and photography. After a long winter, readers will delight in these selections, carefully chosen to evoke the joy of the emerging spring and celebrate the resurrection of life. Authors and poets such as Pamela Kennedy and Eileen Spinelli explore the season's meaning and the moments- egg hunts, time with family, and inspiring church services-that make Easter a special time of year. Easter Ideals will appeal to all who wish to embrace and experience the traditions, beauty, and joy of family-centered holidays
He"s Risen! He"s Alive! is portrayed in one of the most beloved children"s series. For ages 5 to 9. The most popular children"s Bible story series in the world! Generations of Christian children have learned the Bible through the lively poems and colorful illustrations of Arch Books. Parents trust these much-loved books to teach their children Bible stories in a fun, memorable way.
The Arch Books series of 100 titles is conveniently divided into 9 sections that include related stories for an organized journey through the Bible. 6-1/4x8
A simple retelling of the Easter story, this small and affordable format paperback, The First Easter Ever is sure to be popular with young readers. Using the vibrant and popular artwork of Dennis Jones, families can share this timeless story of God s promise of everlasting love each Easter season."
Though Easter (like Christmas) is often trivialized by the culture at large, it is still the high point of the religious calendar for millions of people around the world. And for most of them, there can be no Easter without Lent, the season that leads up to it. A time for self-denial, soul-searching, and spiritual preparation, Lent is traditionally observed by daily reading and reflection. Hence this new collection, which promises to satisfy the growing hunger for meaningful and accessible devotions.
Your young artists, ages 4 and up, will love to color simple pictures as they learn the story of Jesus' birth. Each Bible story illustration is surrounded by a fun, "baked-on" glitter background, which means no mess A neat spiral design helps to keep art organized until your children complete the coloring pages. Once the pages are completed, your little ones will delight in tearing out the easy-to-remove perforated pictures and putting them on display Glitter story art is a perfect activity for home, church, or in the car--and it makes a great gift
In this beautifully minimalist book, Trevor Hudson focuses on 40 single words one for each day of the season of Lent. Each brief meditation pairs the word for the day with a scripture verse, brief insight, and a thought or action for the day. Each pause for Lent will refresh and challenge readers.
As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonders -
"Who invented Christmas?"
Mama's answer only leads to more questions like "Is God more important than Santa? So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama's gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that - Jesus is the best present of all.
This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them. ... more
This favorite Christmas picture book is now available in a reduced size padded board book perfect for little hands with bright red foil on the cover to share the holiday cheer In the stable next to an inn, Kind Ox is just settling in for the night when Old Dog comes into the stable. Kind Ox makes room for Old Dog, who in turn makes room for Stray Cat, who then makes room for Small Mouse--and each time, the larger animal says to the small, "There's always room for a little one here." Finally, Tired Donkey comes by, carrying Joseph and Mary, who asks "Where will my child be born?" Kind Ox replies, "There is always room for a little one here." And so, Jesus is born in the stable with the animals all around Him. more
There never was a preacher like the dying Lord. Nor was there ever a congregation like the one that gathered at the foot of His Cross. There never was a sermon like His Seven Last Words. Few works can match this book for either retreat or Lenten spiritual reading.
Bishop's simple and direct account of Jesus' last hours traces the route that led from Gethsemane to a windswept hill called Golgotha. Bishop's meticulous research has uncovered many little-known facts that contribute to the overwhelming sense of immediacy in this story of God's love for humanity.
Preparing My Heart for Easter is an eight-week Bible study that focuses on Jesus' final week on earth and the women whose lives were radically changed by His teaching and love. Because women have such a significant role in the Easter story, you'll look at the Easter story through their eyes.
Women heard Jesus' stories, witnessed His healing miracles, and experienced His love. The Samaritan woman at the well came with physical thirst, not comprehending her spiritual thirst. The woman who touched His cloak reached for physical healing, and the woman who anointed Him longed to express her love and receive His forgiveness. Jesus so transformed Mary Magdalene's life that she became a follower of Him and a leader of wome ... more
The Story of Christmas tells the nativity story with vibrant illustrations paired with simple text that toddlers can understand. Its durable pages ensure many hours of joyful reading this Christmas season. Board book, 26 pages, Toddler and up.