Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Simon and the Easter Miracle Book Review

About The Book:  Simon and the Easter Miracle: A Traditional Tale for Easter is a story that begins with Simon, the Cyrene, a simple farmer going to Jerusalem to sell wine, bread, and eggs.  His trip to market coincides with day that Jesus was being led to his crucifixion. As Simon nears town he sees a crowd of people yelling out, “Crucify him!”  A Centurian orders Simon to help carry Jesus' cross and with that one act, Simon's life changes forever!  
My Thoughts About The Book:  The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous!   The story is not the real  story we grew up with as children. The story seems to focus on eggs and it seems that  the miracle has nothing to do with Him (Jesus).  If you are looking  for a book that is beautifully  illustrated and is full of old world charm then this is the book for you. If you want a book that teaches your children something about Jesus and the events of Easter then this book is not for you.
About the Author:  Mary Joslin is the author of the book, "Simon and the Easter Miracle."   The illustrator is Anna Luraschi.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looking at the title I would of thought it was about Him! Thank you for your honesty.

Anne said...

I feel quite sad that the book didnt represent the true Easter story.Here in the UK I feel they are trying to 'dumb down' Christianity so as not to offend other faiths but I find it all rather sad.

Horst Peters said...

Thanks for the interesting blog. On a side note - how did you get started in the book review business?