Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Flowering Cross Book Review

The Flowering Cross
Author: Beth Ryan

Book Description
A modern-day story of how Christ’s resurrection is still changing lives.

Six-year-old Katie’s next-door neighbor Papa Jack has the most beautiful flowers in town. He seems like a mean man to most, but Katie has a special place in his heart. Every Easter Sunday she stops by to get her flowers for the Flowering of the Cross at church. Only this year, Papa Jack decides to come along, and Katie helps him discover the real meaning of the Cross.

Designed to place God's truths in the heart of children, The Flowering Cross, has Faith ImprintTM suggestions thoughout that will help parents share God's Word with their young one.

Also included are instructions for making a Flowering Cross.

My Thoughts:
This is a great Easter story. This is a beautiful story for young children. I read the Flowering Cross by Beth Ryan to my fourth grade religion class. I think they really enjoyed the bright colorful pictures and the story. This story shares how a young girl shows kindness and love to a mean old neighbor. Through her kindness, friendship and love this man finds Christ. The Flowering Cross is a special way to Thank Christ on Easter. What I really liked is the Faith Imprints. These are located at the bottom of several pages and ask a question and have scripture verses. These are for discussion to reflect what the bible says and made reading this to my religion class helpful and easy to share the topic covered in this book. This story is one that I would love to share every year at Easter. There are directions in the back of this book to make a wooden table-sized flowering cross of your very own. This would make a great gift to give along with this book for Easter.

*Disclosure: I received this book for free from Book Sneeze for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*


Colleen said...

Sound nice...Happy Easter!

Carrie said...

This looks like a really great book and resource! Thanks for pointing it out!

(BTW, I came over from Book Blogs.)