Easter has long been my favorite holiday. I love the frilly dresses and the beautiful flowers. The hand dyed eggs that are made into deviled eggs to grace an Easter brunch or feast.
The anticipation of laughing children as they look forward to gathering with cousins and friends and running through green grass looking for hidden treasures. The peace and love that flows from believers hearts as we spend the weekend remembering the sacrifice our Sovereign God made on our behalf.
These all are the ways I lean in to enjoy this holiday.
Author, Asheritah Ciuciu has created an insightful and reflective book about the beauty of the Easter season. Her latest work is a Lent Devotional entitled Uncovering the Love of Jesus. Having been a long time supporter of her work and ministry, I was delighted to be offered the chance to review this book from Moody Publishers.
Uncovering the Love of Jesus is a unique Lent devotional that explores the question “Why did Jesus have to die”.
Over the course of the seven weeks leading up to Easter, Asheritah takes readers through the pages of gospels and searches out the answers.
Each week can be divided into individual daily devotionals. These devotionals are quick reads and offer reflections and practical questions to ignite discussion among family or friends. They are complete with challenges to take in moving forward, prayers, and references for further reading.
There is also the option to read simple “celebrations” once a week. These include discussion questions and references to portions of the gospel story. These are meant to be used with a Lenten Wreath which provides a unique visual for kids to see the importance of the upcoming celebration.
Finally, this book contains wonderful activities at the end of each week. These all point families back to the meaning of Easter. Simple, but unique ideas such as readings, crafts, and memorization are all included. There are additional resources available on her website.
Much like an advent wreath, the Lenten candle wreath helps kids, participate in and see the focus and magnitude of the Easter season.
My family has enjoyed working through this beautiful book over the past few weeks. Even though Easter is a mere three weeks away, this book can really be picked up and done at any time. It would be a wonderful addition to family devotions, homeschool curriculums, or personal quiet times.
With easy to read passages and relatable devotions, Uncovering the Love of Jesus will leave you wanting and seeking more of Him.
This book will change your heart, draw your family closer, and help you find Jesus in a new way this Spring!