Easter Is about Jesus – Family Devotions for the Easter Season
Let me just tell you right up front..I LOVE THIS BOOK! When my children were younger I searched high and low for books like these during special holidays that would Glorify God and teach the TRUE meaning of the season! I found only a small handful and each book left out many elements that I was looking for. Therefore causing me to use what little brain power I had left after having so many children! LOL I wanted something complete. You know..something more than just reading a book.
Easter Is about Jesus has everything that a Mom/Grandmother could want, to make learning and growing in the Lord during this special season a fun occasion! I’m all about fun and learning! Scripture, Teaching and Activities are included in each of the 15 devotions to make learning meaningful and interesting. This precious book is filled with sweet illustrations and is really nicely laid out for ease of parents to use!
I love books that show the heart and intention of the Author. So as a very special honor to myself and my readers, Mukkove (the author of Easter is About JESUS) is sharing HER heart with US! Thank you so much Mukkove..you ROCK!! By the way Mukkove also has another book out called Christmas is About Jesus ..another very special book!
AND as if that’s not enough..she is offering her book in a special giveaway here on Faith Filled Food for Moms and Grandmothers! Thank you again Mukkove!
So after reading her awesome interview, please enter the giveaway!
Shari, thank you for the honor of allowing me to share with your readers.
I love living in Alaska surrounded by the creative majesty of God. It is stunning – especially on days like today when it’s bright and clear. My parents moved here from Minnesota when I was 9 so it’s been home for a long time. My husband and I just celebrated 18 years of marriage. It’s gone by so fast, just like our kids are growing! My oldest is almost 13 and almost taller than me. The middle is almost 12 and the littlest 10.
Raising my children in every way was always a given for me.I never wondered if I would put them in school. Training and equipping them for life is my most important job. A huge part of that is how to think, how to decide what they believe, what they choose to think about. There is no way for me to shelter them from every conflicting idea and opinion, instead I must train them to evaluate and deal with those conflicting ideas. It’s like the idea of childproofing the house so they won’t get hurt or break something- I never did that. I always said I was house proofing my children. If they learn the meaning of “no”, learn limits and self-control then they are equipped to cope in many places instead of only those carefully prepared for them. So my aim is to “world-proof” my children. I still do my best to shelter them from what I can, and keep things as age appropriate as possible, just as you would keep your child from being burned on the stove, but they need to know how to handle themselves. They need to know what they believe and why.
Christmas time in our culture is filled with ideas contrary to what I was teaching my children. Even the friendly clerks in the store are pushing Santa and presents. I wanted to influence what my children thought about when the saw Santa, gifts, and trees. So that was my first book, Christmas is About Jesus: An Advent Devotional. We began on December 1streading a devotion and hanging up an ornament I had made to match. We would discuss throughout the day how the symbol reminded us of Jesus. I think we used it for about 5 years before I published it.
Easter may be even more confusing in our culture than Christmas. Easter is About Jesus: Family Devotions for the Easter Season follows the same idea. The thing I am most excited about with the Easter book is the “More Time with God” section of each day’s devotion. I tried to make all of them interactive – discussion starters really. Your family is not going to believe exactly everything I say. That is perfectly fine. Use the devotion to talk about what you do believe and why. The“More Time with God” takes on a little different format in that I added specific discussion questions and suggested activities. The goal was to facilitate relationship between the children and God. So often as parents we are teaching and they are responding- which is very needed. Children also need to have their own relationship with God and I hope the activity ideas will help them grow in that relationship.
Blessings on your family as you focus on Jesus,
Mukkove blogs at Kove’s Blog
A Copy of Easter is About JESUS was given to me to review. All opinions are my own