Why Easter? & Why Christmas? Book Cover Why Easter? & Why Christmas?
Barbara Reaoch
Shepherd Press
February 17, 2012
72 pages

Easter is a celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But how many children know why Jesus died and came to life again? This illustrated devotional contains 28 lessons—one for each day of the four weeks leading up to Easter—in a short, focused format designed to help parents show the Christ of Easter to their children.

Why do we celebrate Christmas? Most children do not know the true answer to that question or why God sent Jesus to live on earth. Why Christmas? is a helpful devotional with Scripture reading, memory verse, Christmas carol and questions to direct your child’s heart towards God. The readings, which begin on the first day of December, are Biblical, short, and effective. Colorful illustrations illuminate the events of the incarnation. This book will provide parents with the assistance they desire for leading their child to the Christ of Christmas.

 

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Heaven, Why Easter? & Why Christmas? by Barbara Reaoch. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“Parents will find Why Easter? and Why Christmas? to be helpful additions to their library, and that children will enjoy the interactive Bible lessons.” Reviewer: Amanda Cain Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall, this is a beautifully written resource that I plan to have my family use year after year.” Reviewer: Jennifer Riale Rating: 5 Stars

“This book can be read anytime of the year, not just Christmas, and makes a wonderful addition to a child’s, parents’, Sunday school teacher’s, or caregiver’s library.” Reviewer: Cheryl Hart Rating: 4 Stars

Living Without WorryWorry is an extremely common yet unchallenged problem, and many people don’t know how to practically stop worrying, even if they know they need to.

This warm and pastoral book by Tim Lane helps readers to see when godly concern turns into sinful worry, and how scripture can be used to cast our concerns upon the Lord. Christians will discover how to replace anxiety with peace, freeing them to live life to the full.

Praise for Living Without Worry:

“We live in a worrying world – a world that is not the way God created it to be. That gives us plenty to be worried about. In this book Tim Lane walks alongside the worried and the anxious and shows us how anxiety can be replaced with the peace of God. With great pastoral concern and a sharp biblical understanding of the problem, he shows us how the scriptures speak to the worries of our hearts. I will be using this book myself and recommending it to many.”
- Sally Orwin Lee, Member of the Executive Committee of Biblical Counselling UK

“With clarity and compassion, Tim Lane helps see the reality of worry in our lives and the real way out of worry in our lives. Because this book is good biblical pastoral theology, it is good biblical pastoral counselling. This timely book is to be warmly welcomed and widely read!”
- Gavin McGrath, Associate Rector, St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks

Timothy LaneAbout Timothy Lane:
Dr Timothy Lane is President of the Institute for Pastoral Care and co-author of How People Change. He served as a counselor and Executive Director at CCEF, and is adjunct professor of practical theology at several seminaries. He is known throughout the English-speaking world as a speaker and trainer. Tim is married to Barbara and they live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their four children.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  The Good Book Company
  • ISBN:  9781909919372
  • Page Count:  144

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: April 27 – May 3, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi eBook (Kindle), & .epub eBook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Uncovering the Life of JesusEvery Christian knows that Jesus is good news for everyone. Yet most of us struggle to share this good news with the people closest to us. Becky Pippert has spent years talking to people about Jesus and her experience shines through on each page of these six Bible studies in Luke.

Uncovering the life of Jesus has been designed to make it easy for any Christian to share their faith with friends and family. The expertly crafted questions are designed to open up conversations as you look at six encounters with Jesus from the Gospel of Luke.

This flexible resource allows you to share your faith with one or more of your friends wherever they’re at spiritually and wherever you happen to meet up. All you need is a coffee and a copy of Uncovering the life of Jesus for everyone. Even the Bible passages are included inside.

Rebecca Manley PippertAbout Rebecca Manley Pippert:
Rebecca Manley Pippert regularly speaks on spiritual renewal, evangelism and character formation for church conferences, at schools and colleges and in pastoral training seminars. Becky has written several books on evangelism and Christian living, including the best-selling Out of the Saltshaker. and the LiveGrowKnow DVD curriculum. She and her husband Dick divide their time between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Michigan, USA.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  The Good Book Company
  • ISBN: 9781910307632
  • Page Count:  64

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: April 20-26, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi eBook (Kindle), .epu eBook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
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When Sinners Say “I Do” Video SeriesThank you for your interest in reviewing the When Sinners Say “I Do” video series. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Available on DVD or online streaming via Vimeo.

Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and a woman who are building a life together.

In this eight-session video series, Dave engages his audience with humor and honesty as he speaks about sin and the power of the gospel to overcome it. He opens the delightful truth of God’s word and encourages his audience to see more clearly the glorious picture of what God does when sinners say “I do.”

Download the Study Outline PDF

Watch Dave Harvey’s introduction to the series:

When Sinners Say “I Do” – Trailer from shepherdpress on Vimeo.

Dave Harvey serves as the Pastor of Preaching at Four Oaks Community Church in Tallahassee, FL and is also the Founder of AmICalled.com. He serves as the Chairman of the board of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, as well as the Chairman of the Board of the Sojourn Network.

Dave has written a number of books, including Am I CalledRescuing Ambition, and When Sinners Say “I Do.” Dave lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, Kimm. They have four grown children.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Shepherd Press
  • ASIN:  1633420922
  • Run Time:  195 Minutes

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: April 13-19, 2015
  • Available Formats:  DVD (Continental US Only)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing the When Sinners Say “I Do” video series. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

The One O'Clock MiracleThank you for your interest in reviewing The One O’ Clock Miracle. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Second in the new Tales that Tell the Truth series comes The One O’clock Miracle.

Based on the healing of the official’s son in John chapter 4, this wonderful storybook will teach children about the instant power of the words of Jesus, and that they should trust Jesus because he is God’s Son.

Stunningly illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, author and illustrator of several bestselling children’s books, including Monty’s Christmas, as well as the first two storybooks from The Good Book for Children, Alby’s Amazing Book and The Christmas Promise.

Written by Alison Mitchell, author of The Christmas Promise and several of our children’s tracts.

This book is perfect for children aged 3-6 years old and makes a beautiful gift.

Catalina EcheverriAbout Catalina Echeverri:
Catalina Echeverri is a Colombian freelance illustrator and designer specialising in children’s illustration. Catalina is based in London, UK.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  The Good Book Company
  • ISBN:  9781910307434
  • Page Count:  32

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: April 13-19, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Hardback (Continental US Only)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing The One O’ Clock Miracle. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.