I read some of these stories with my lad and some for myself.
I have to admit this, I could not get into these stories. It's not that they are poorly written or that the characters are lacking in development. I suppose it was that I knew they were trying to make a point, and I lacked in comfort about how they were making the point. I didn't understand the point that some of the stories were trying to make.
Others it was fairly easy, like the story with the two men...one had a poor spiritual heart, worrying about money and how to get on in life, and the other who was more concerned about caring for people. The latter got rewarded, the former did not. That story was very clear.
I don't know that I would just read this stories in the days/weeks before Easter. I would be more inclined to spread them out throughout the year and use them as a taking off point for discussion. Helping children to internalize the truths of scripture as they sort through what the point or moral of the story would be.
I know that there are many people who have thoroughly enjoyed this anthology of Easter stories. I'd advise to you take a peek at it in your local store and see what you think. If the stories speak to you, take them home and enjoy them with your family. OR take a chance and see if you can win yourself a copy. :) No risk and all potential gain.
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