Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season

Easter Stories Classic Tales for the Holy Season Everyone who believes Easter is about than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season Selected for their spiritual v

  • Title: Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season
  • Author: C.S. Lewis Leo Tolstoy Selma Lagerlöf Oscar Wilde Elizabeth Goudge Maxim Gorky Alan Paton Hans Thoma
  • ISBN: 9780874865981
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everyone who believes Easter is about than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages Parents and grandparents will find that chiEveryone who believes Easter is about than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year Easter Stories includes time honored favorites from world famous storytellers such as C.S Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Maxim Gorky, Ruth Sawyer, and Walter Wangerin as well as many you ve never heard before Illustrated with original woodcuts.

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  • C.S. Lewis Leo Tolstoy Selma Lagerlöf Oscar Wilde Elizabeth Goudge Maxim Gorky Alan Paton Hans Thoma

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this nameIVE STAPLES LEWIS 1898 1963 was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement He wrote than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.Lewis was married to poet Joy Davidman.

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  • I always enjoy reading holiday stories around Christmas and Easter. Most stories I have read in the past were those I shared with my children and involved such things as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, reindeer, egg hunts, train rides to the North Pole, baby chicks, spring flowers, Christmas trees, and the like. Occasionally we read a more spiritual story focused on the real meaning of these religious holidays. So, I was happy to find a collection of 27 short stories with inspirational themes for [...]


  • The stories in this beautiful book are not about Easter eggs and cute bunnies. These are stories that get to the meaning of the Easter season. All of the stories in this collection share the rich Christian imagery of life through death. In a world that co-opts Easter for stories of the Easter Bunny and painted eggs, Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season contains one of the best collections of stories for Lent and Easter. The short stories included are from authors such as CS Lewis, L [...]



  • Many families I know have several favorite Christmas stories, and the routine of reading them every year adds delight to the season. Nobody I asked, however, could have named a single Easter story except for the Gospel narratives.This volume will happily change that. Plough Publishing has carried on in the tradition of their previous work "Home for Christmas." They've mined great literature from through the ages and across the globe, searching for stories that shout and whisper "He is Risen!" Th [...]


  • Sometimes the best books are ones that contained a bunch of short stories geared for specific holidays. When I was asked to review Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season, by various authors I knew this would be something that would help get me in the mood for Easter. I had read a similar book from Plough Publishing House during Christmas and hoped this would be along the same lines.While there are some notable authors like C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, and ma [...]


  • EASTER STORIESincludes 27 classic stories illumining the Holy Season and its true meaning.Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit ofHoly Week and Easter.From past centuries to current day, folk tales to fables, stories that challenge and delight, I have enjoyed the variety of writing selections and story tellers.Classic authors featuring CS Lewis, Ivy May Bolton, Leo Tolstoy, Ruth Sawyer, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Anton Chekhov, Walter [...]


  • “The lambs leap in the meadow, the larks leap in the sky, and all the bells of heaven ring because our Lord rides by.” Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season is a lovely collection of tales for the whole family.Reading this nostalgic book caused me to reminisce of my childhood days—my grandmother and I sitting on her front porch swing reading stories from a hardback Bible storybook. These were special moments, for they created precious life-lasting memories.The classic Easter st [...]


  • Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season is a collection of short stories for all ages.All of the stories in this collection share the rich Christian imagery of life through death. In a world that co-opts Easter for stories of the Easter Bunny and painted eggs, Easter Stories contains the best collection of stories for Lent and Easter imagery that I've ever read. Included here are short stories from CS Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Clarence Jordan, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, M [...]


  • This was a book I won through the first-reads contests. It came just in time for the Lenten season and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was in need of something uplifiting and positive and these stories were just the thing. I definitely had my favorites, but each story had it's merits. I definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a lift or a reminder of why we have Easter. :)


  • Good selection of stories on themes of mercy, resurrection, new life, and transformation. Only a couple clunkers - "Mary's Child", Wilde's "The Selfish Giant". Standouts for me included Andre Trocme's donkey stories and Walter Wangerin's "The Ragman".I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for a review.


  • About a dozen years ago my wife and I read a little devotional called Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter. It was published by Plough Publishing, the publishing arm of an intentional Christian community called the Bruderhof (also called Church Communities International). It was a wonderful collection of stories, poems, memoir and theological reflection. It remains my favorite Lenten devotional. This year Plough Publishing has published a new book for the Easter Season: Easter Stories: C [...]


  • As a growing family with two young children, my husband and I are very aware of our opportunity to build family traditions that we hope our children will remember and treasure as they grow. Story telling is one of our favorite ways to spend time together and this is especially true during holidays. Reading traditional stories, such as “The Night Before Christmas,” or the absolutely beautiful nativity focused version, “The First Christmas Night,” are some of our most treasured times toget [...]


  • About the Book:Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages. Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year. "Easter Stories" includes time-honored favorites [...]


  • HoaP received Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season in exchange for an honest review. This review was first seen on HoaP's blog.We are a homeschooling family. Reading is a big part of my son's education. He is slowly being introduced to literature's greats. Among them are Leo Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, and Oscar Wilde. I was excited to find Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season because the allegory includes stories from these authors and more. Most of the short stories in this [...]


  • Before I began reading the short stories or tales, I perused the source page that is included at the end of the book. From that information, I was astounded by the age and places where some of the writings took place as well as the point in history when these were written. Some of what readers will enjoy knowing is that the original writings in some cases had to be translated into English before most would be able to enjoy.Though the intent of the publication is to help hearts prepare for the Ea [...]


  • Easter is fast approaching. Much like Christmas, many people have forgotten the true meaning of the day. It has become a day of bunnies and chocolates. I want my children to remember that on Easter Sunday, we are celebrating the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.“Easter Stories – Classic Tales for the Holy Season” is a collection of stories from authors throughout the ages. I immediately recognized several of the like CS Lewis and Leo Tolstoy, while there were many authors that I didn [...]


  • I won this book as part of the Giveaway around Easter time and just finished it. I found the book to be a delightful collection of Easter/Christ-related short stories from a variety of authors, many of which I have heard of (such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov, Lew Wallace, & The Brothers Grimm) and others I had not. What I enjoyed about the collection of stories was getting new perspectives about the Easter season and new lessons on the necessity of Christ and follo [...]


  • As Easter approaches, I've traditionally read some of my childhood Easter stories to the girls after dinner. I love them, although I admit they're not really age-appropriate anymore for teens (well maybe. Even at a half-century, I still love them).So, I was happy for the chance to review "Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season." Everyone who believes Easter is about more than Easter egg hunts will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories that illumine the true meaning of t [...]


  • Easter Stories: Classic Tales For the Holy Season, published by Plough Publishers, is a collection of favorite short stories from world renown storytellers such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekov and more. Edited by Miriam Leblanc and illustrated with beautiful woodcuts by Lisa Toth, this anthology of short stories capture the true meaning and spirit of the Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday and are tales sure to be handed down from generation to generation.This book has a rich [...]


  • I really like this book. The stories are fairly short and easy to read and every one of them pointed to our need for Christ. Some of the stories made you think a little harder than others and it was a nice blend of short stories all compiled into this beautiful volume.I really enjoyed the artwork. It is all original woodcut illustrations and they were all perfect for the stories that they went with. I think the classic artwork went to beautifully with the classic stories in this book.The first s [...]


  • Classic Easter Stories for the Whole FamilyThe stories in this beautiful book are not about Easter eggs and cute bunnies. These are stories that get to the meaning of the Easter season. Some of my favorite authors are represented as well as some I was unfamiliar with. Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy and the Brothers Grimm are a few of the well known authors. The opening poem, Carol of Hope, by Jane Tyson Clement is a very special way to introduce the collection.My favorite story from the co [...]


  • stories were inspirational & encouraging, however I think the stories could have been arranged differently to make it an even better read. The stories "Stories from the Cotton Patch Gospel", "Saint Veronica's kerchief", "The Way to the Cross", "Robin Redbreast" were all on the trial & crucifixion of Christ so it was a little too redundant to be reading the same story one after the other. I know this book is entitled "Easter Stories" so of course stories on Christ's crucifixion are certai [...]


  • Easter Stories~ Classic Tales for the Holy Season is a wonderful collection of twenty-seven stories about the true meaning of Easter! Some of the stories date back to the last century and are even translated from other languages, and honestly most of the stories I had never heard of before! The first thing I noticed when I opened this book was that it has a handy table of contents which allowed me to pick and choose which stories I wanted to read.Because this is a compilation of short stories it [...]


  • I have to say that I really wasn't crazy about this book. I was excited to read it, mainly because of the authors I recognized, like C. S. Lewis and Oscar Wilde and a few others, and I like stories set around a theme or holiday, like Christmas. However, a lot of these stories I found to be either strange or boring. There were also a few swear words. Some seemed to be true stories and most did have a good spiritual message or lesson to teach. A few were quite touching. The settings and time perio [...]


  • I really wish I could say that I really liked this book a lot. Sad to say, I found it a bit dry and kind of hard to work my way through. I also had hoped that there were stories that could be shared with children as part of a new Easter tradition. The blub on the back of the book says that it could be read to children, because it was good for people of all ages. I'm not sure that I can agree with that, some of the material might not be so good for young children, to my way of thinking. I guess y [...]


  • I am enjoying reading these stories in May, and recommend you read them at any time of the year, not only at Easter. These are the best Easter stories I have read, by brilliant authors including Elizabeth Goudge, C.S. Lewis, Selma Lagerlof and more. A favorite for me is “The Way to the Cross” by Lew Wallace, as Ben-Hur wants to fight to free Jesus when Jesus is arrested. Another that children will enjoy having you read aloud to them is “Robin Redbreast” by Selma Lagerlof, about a robin w [...]


  • I received my copy of Easter Stories: Classic tales for the Holy season for review from Handlebar via Plough Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This anthology is a collection of tales from various authors, such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, and many more. Each story is dedicated to the true meaning of the Easter season. I was excited to receive this book, because my two year old son and I spend quality time reading together in our spare time. In my opinion, this is meant to [...]


  • The perfect way to celebrate Easter with your family and friends, this book will surely become a favorite for years to come. The spiritual lessons and wonderful interpretations of the resurrection shall long remain in each reader's heart. A compilation of classic short stories by these great authors C.S.Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge and many others shall birth a annual tradition to enjoy during Lent and Easter Season. This book comes with high recommendations from this review [...]


  • I received this book from Plough Publishers in a giveaway through for my honest opinion. I liked this book well enough but it wasn't quite what I was expecting. However, that will not keep me from picking it up again each Lenten or Easter Season or any season in which reflection seems to be called for. There are not deep meditative Scripture lessons or devotions. No, but stories full of symbolism, with layers, that get at what these seasons are truly about and the kind of life that Jesus calls [...]


  • Wow, for those who want to read stories that can and should be read about Easter, this is the book for you. Just think of some of these names: C.S. Lewis, Lew Wallace, Anton Chekhov, the Brothers Grimm, Oscar Wilde, to name just a few of those who the authors have gathered for your edification. Wonderful stories that can be read alone or read in groups such as families and church groups of all kinds. A good collection.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's War [...]


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