Easter Readings

Pink and red tulips in a cup

Across all cultures, men and women have found consolation and courage in the belief that death is not the end, but that it is followed by another, better life to come. How this next life will come about and what form it will take are questions that have occupied the human race down the centuries.

We hope this collection of thoughts, meditations and short stories will lead the reader closer to the Biblical Christ, and his continuing resurrection...

Books: Easter Readings

Bread and Wine English

Bread and Wine

By Arnold, Augustine, Berry, Buechner, Chesterton, Eckhart, Kierkegaard, Lewis, Merton, Norris, Pascal, Rossetti, Sayers, Tolstoy, Updike, Wilde, Yancey, and others

Has there ever been a more hard-hitting, beautifully written, theologically inclusive anthology of writings for Lent and Easter? It’s doubtful. — Publishers Weekly

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Easter Stories

By C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Ruth Sawyer, Anton Chekhov, and others

A treasury of read-aloud tales selected for their spiritual value and literary integrity. Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories.

The Bell of Sundown Hollow

The Bell of Sundown Hollow

By Kirk Wareham

A timeless short story suitable for family reading. Depression and poverty have overtaken the residents of Sundown Hollow, until a boy's faith and perseverance lifts their hearts toward Easter.

Articles: Easter Readings

A thumbnail image showing Christ on the cross in Caspar David Friedrich's painting, Cross in the Mountains.

Nature and Revelation

By Elizabeth Lev

Unveiling his painting, Cross in the Mountains, in his Dresden studio, artist Caspar David Friedrich "sparked a controversy that would force contemporaries to rethink not only art criticism, but also the evocation
of the divine."

A photograph of the garden tomb with spring greenery in the foreground.

An Invitation

By Joyce Hollyday

In the half-light of dawn, in a graveyard, it might have been tempting to believe that their eyes were playing tricks. But the body the women had come to anoint was indeed gone...

Two homeless men outside the St. Joseph's house Catholic Worker in downtown Manhattan.

The Mystery of the Poor

By Dorothy Day

I was sitting at the supper table at St. Joseph’s House on Chrystie Street and looking around at all the fellow workers and thinking how hopeless it was for us to try to keep up appearances . . .

A woodcut by Lisa Toth depicting large hands reaching down to a small boy to illustrate the Easter story The Selfish Giant.

The Selfish Giant

By Oscar Wilde

A giant receives the Christchild’s blessing when he welcomes children into his garden.