The greatest love story to me is the recount of how Jesus paid the ultimate price and sacrificing His life for all. “The Easter Story” provides a well-written account exploring the week leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. “The Easter Story” provides the well-known events such as the Last Supper, Jesus predictions of Peter’s denial and the disciples’ weakness, and Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane as recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
What I would love to see added to “The Easter Story” are the miracles associated with both the death and resurrection of Christ. For example, when Jesus died darkness covered the land, the veil in the temple was torn in two, and the earth shook and the rocks were split. Upon the resurrection of Christ the tombs of the sleep Saints were opened and those Saints were resurrected as well. Often the accounts of Jesus’ death and resurrections fail to highlight the additional miracles that are associate with God’s great love. These additional miracles are significant yet often go unmentioned.
With the exception of not exploring the additional miracles, “The Easter Story” provides a beautiful overview of the greatest love story ever told. This pamphlet can be used in multiple ways. It is great to read for individuals before partaking in a Communion service, New Believers classes, and Sunday School teachings.
Should Christians celebrate Halloween or allow their children to participate in the tradition of trick or treat? Does Halloween originate from pagan practices? Rose Publishing’s publication of “Christian Origins of Halloween” will dispel the myths and introduce scriptural references that reveal the Christian origins of this holiday. Within this pamphlet, you will learn the original meaning and intent for the celebration of Halloween. The difference between Halloween and All Saint’s Day, the History of Samhain and its impact on Halloween, and how the misunderstanding of the afterlife became associated with Halloween are explored.
The pamphlet is thorough in explaining and dispelling the myths about Halloween. Within the explanations, scriptural references are provided along with the components from pagan traditions that were erroneously associated with Halloween are exposed. There are recommendations for Christians to celebrate Halloween that will exemplify their love for Christ while still participating in pumpkin carving, giving out treats, and Halloween parties.
Website resource is recommended as an additional resources to identify other activities to allow God’s light to shine through you combating the darkness that is usually associated with Halloween. This is an awesome resource for Churches as a handout or Christian parents to educate their children about the truth about this holiday. Additionally, it could be used in Sunday School classes to teach children the proper way to celebrate Halloween.