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

easter stories cover

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

Ivan, Peter, their dog and the white lily.

The White Lily

By Jane Tyson Clement
Adapted from Frances Jenkins Olcott
Illustrated by Hannah Marsden

An old man’s life is turned on its head when he receives an unexpected gift.

A woodcut by Lisa Toth depicting an elderly man carrying a small child on his shoulders to illustrate the Easter story Christoperus.

The Legend of Christopherus

By Hans Thoma (Adapted)

In this short Easter story, a young man’s quest for the strongest master leads him to Christ.

A wooden cross in the mountains

A Look Inside

By Edna Hong

Is Lent a time for looking downcast, for refusing certain foods, for getting out the sackcloth and ashes? No, writes Hong, it is a journey of repentance that ends at the foot of the cross.

A woodcut by Lisa Toth depicting a robin next to a human face to illustrate the Easter story Robin Redbreast.

Robin Redbreast

By Selma Lagerlöf
Translated by Velma Swanston Howard

A plain grey bird performs an act of mercy and earns a beautiful red breast.