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Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season - Giveaway and Review

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 many others, that were selected for their spiritual value and literary quality. While most of them do meet those standards there were a couple that I would not be able to read to a young child based on the language used to describe why a donkey has long ears. It would be one I would have to pass on sharing with my children or simply remove that part of the story that tells why a Robin has a red breast.

For the majority of the book there are some great stories that I had never read before that capture the true essence of what Easter is supposed to be about without all the world's hype on Easter bunnies, marshmallow peeps, basket hunting and egg dying. These stories capture the meaning of the sacrifice that Jesus made when he came here as Savior to the world and how it changed how we treat one another. All the stories in this book are not 100% religious in their content but do tell fables that encourage us to change how we perceive and treat people today with kindness and hospitality. This book could be used for any purpose besides Easter and for those that are looking for a great book that captures some of those older stories from notable authors, you might just want to pick this one up.

I received Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season compliments of Plough Publishing House and FlyBy Promotions for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions contained here are strictly my own. One of my favorite stories was from Leo Tolstoy, Two Old Men. It is about two older men who decide it might be the perfect time to take a trip to Jerusalem before they get too old to go. Along the way they become separated but what each learns truly is life changing for them both. There are 27 incredible stories to chose from in this book. For me this one rated a 4 out of 5 stars due to the fact that not all the stories I read would NOT be suitable for all ages in my opinion.

For more information about Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season, Plough Publishing House or where you can pick up a copy of this book today, please click on the links below:

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Thanks to the generous folks at FlyBy Promotions, they are offering a giveaway copy to one lucky follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. This giveaway will end on March 30th and the details to enter this giveaway are listed below:

1. Be a follower of my blog Reviews From The Heart. 

2. Be a resident of the US or Canada or have a US or Canadian mailing address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this book. Please make sure to include your email address, so I can contact you if your are the lucky winner.

The winner will be notified by email on March 30th and you will have 72 hours to respond before another winner will be selected. You can enter as many times as you wish and be sure to tell a friend!

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


  1. I would like to read these Easter type stories. Thanks for your honest opinion !
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  2. I would love to win a copy of this book to add to my Easter readings collection. I follow your blog by e-mail.
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  3. Another good book about Easter. Easter is a great Holiday if only people will always what the real holiday is about. And, to teach their children. I feel like too many children look forward to Easter and Christmas for the wrong reasons, but hopefully will learn the real reasons. I follower of yours and live in the US. I would love to win this and then share it with others. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  4. I think opening the discussion about what Easter is really about is just the best! I am a follower and live in FL, USA! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  5. Thank you for this review. I am so glad that this book is devoted to Easter, a Christian's most special holiday. I follow your blog and I am a U.S. citizen from KY.
    Thank you and blessings!
    cps1950 at gmail dot com


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