Why Easter? & Why Christmas? Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  March 23, 2015
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 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

“If you have children, or know someone who has children, I would wholeheartedly encourage you to grab a copy of this book.”
Reviewer: Zach Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“Why Christmas? and Why Easter?, then, will equip parents to point their children to the purpose of these holidays as they are found in Christ.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall, I think the books Why Christmas? and Why Easter? would be good investments for Christian parents.”
Reviewer: Anne Marie Gosnell
Rating: 5 Stars

“The perfect teaching tool for children, is something that can teach them again and again.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“The devotional is relational in application and a great resource for parents.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“Parents will find Why Easter? and Why Christmas? to be helpful additions to their library, and our children will definitely enjoy the interactive Bible lessons within these books.”
Reviewer: Jennifer King
Rating: 4 Stars

Why Easter? and Why Christmas? make a wonderful addition to your family’s library and should hold particular interest to homeschooling parents!”
Reviewer: Create With Joy
Rating: 5 Stars

“These are great guides to help children and families ground their holiday celebrations in Christ, the true reason for both the Christmas and Easter seasons.”
Reviewer: Vanessa Small
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend these books to parents, and even those who aren’t. And for those that homeschool, you will LOVE and appreciate these books!”
Reviewer: Libby McCord
Rating: 5 Stars 

“I recommend both Why Christmas? and Why Easter? to parents looking for family devotional tools with a gospel-centered message.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you approach Bible study in a gentle, affectionate, inquiring way, I think any child could enjoy it.”
Reviewer: Faith Farrell
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend these books for any and all ages, they are a great way to learn about the real reason we celebrate both these holidays.”
Reviewer: Deb Stanhope
Rating: 5 Stars

“I plan to use these two storybooks in church and at home with my daughter.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

“This devotional will be very beneficial to my family as my young children get older, as well as any family who is looking for helpful resources in pointing their children to God.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book was very enjoyable and I look forward to using in the future with my kids.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“Do yourself a favor as a parent or grandparent and make sure this book is on your shelf long before Easter and Christmas arrives.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 stars

“The devotionals are written in a way that is easy for children to understand.  And they are intended to point our attention to Christ.”
Reviewer: Adam Blosser
Rating: 5 Stars