Searching for candy and eggs left behind by a magical rabbit, is a fun tradition enjoyed by many families. But many of us are also looking for ways to keep Christ at the focus of our family's Easter celebrations. Here are 10 of our favorite resources to help you do just that.
By John Hilton III
Through scriptures, quotes, and stories, Considering the Cross shows that prophets, both ancient and modern, have taught that the Savior's Crucifixion is a central part of our redemption from sin. What the cross means for Christians in general and Latter-day Saints, in particular, has sometimes varied, but one meaning is constant—Christ was crucified for the sins of the world because of His love for us. Jesus is both the living Christ and, as manifested through His death, the loving Christ.
A companion scene to the best-selling book Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter, this wooden Easter set depicts the people who were a part of the New Testament Easter story.
Every Easter we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We hear about His Crucifixion and burial and how He rose from the dead on the third day. We know what happened in Jerusalem, but what happened in the rest of the world when Jesus died and was resurrected? With easy-to-read text, scripture references, and beautiful illustrations, Jesus and the Nephites will teach your children about what happened that first Easter in the Americas. Introduce your children to Christ's visit to the Nephites with this great addition to your child's Easter celebration.
By Emily Belle Freeman
Discover how the personal experiences of people who were closest to the Savior during the final week of His life can change the way your family celebrates Easter. Learn the meaning behind the wheat baskets, the forget knot, the red egg, and other traditions that will help Easter become a "High, Holy Day" in your heart and in your home.
Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter offers hope for an Easter filled with the Spirit of Christ as we offer our finest to Him in deepest gratitude for His sacrifice. Return to the spiritual roots of this holy celebration with this beautiful gift book that will help bring you and your family closer to Jesus Christ.
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By Brad Wilcox
Our covenant relationship with Christ allows for a fullness of hope! That is what Easter is all about. In a world that is increasingly apathetic about God and religion, Easter matters more than ever.
Enhance your celebration of Easter by learning from witnesses on two continents and across multiple dispensations. Unite your faith with disciples worldwide and rejoice in the goodness and grace of the King on the cross, the Christ on Calvary.
By Kate Lee
Atonement represents that powerful and loving event when the Lord took on all obstacles in our path. Through her art, Kate Lee shares not only her love for the Savior but His love for us all.
By Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler
This interactive book invites children to get to know various people in Christ's life during those sacred days and to discover the lessons they learned in the encounters with Him. It encourages children to ask what they might have done if they had been there on the days when Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Seven colorful Easter ornaments have been created to accompany the lesson each person teaches. Displaying the ornaments throughout the Easter holiday will remind your children of the lessons they are learning from Christ's magnificent act.
Has your family ever celebrated the triumphal entry of Christ on Palm Sunday? Or learned about Passover and its connection to the Last Supper? Whether you want to create brand-new traditions or add to old favorites, The Holy Week for Latter-day Saint Families has something for everyone to more fully commemorate the last week of the Savior's mortal life.
This day-by-day guide will help you and your family celebrate the week leading up to Easter. Each day you'll find something for children of all ages.
By Kate Lee
“When all seems lost, broken, abandoned, and forgotten remember our Savior who lived, loved, and died for us all. He lived so we could find peace in the storms.”
The original Christus statue by Sculptor Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) was made of plaster in 1823 and was used to create the 11-foot marble version in 1839 that stands today in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark. Made of cultured marble, this marvelous work of inspired art has now been painstakingly created in exact detail as the original and depicts Jesus Christ just as the scriptures describe Him, beckoning to us with open arms as if saying: “Come unto me.”