A Book Review of Looking Toward the Cross, A 40 Day Easter Journey For Families by Leighann Marquiss
This Easter devotional includes 40 days of devotions and activities for families to participate in together that focus on the life and ministry of Jesus. After reading through the devotions, my daughter and I tried the activity on day one and were really impressed with how well it turned out. I particularly loved how the fun and creative activities helped reinforce the lessons taught in devotions by providing a hands on experience.
Not into hands-on activities? Don’t worry, the activities are optional. You and your children can still enjoy the devotions together as a family.
Although the author has written this book to follow along with the season of Lent, it’s clear her main objective is to prepare our children’s hearts for the Easter message as we point them to Jesus and the cross. Leighann does touch on the five elements observed during Lent which include: Prayer, Penance, Repentance, Almsgiving, and Self-Denial. But as she mentions in her book, self-denial isn’t an active part of this devotional. So whether your family observes the Lenton season or not, I believe this little devotional book would be a great tool to help kids understand the Easter story.
Who would I recommend this book to?
- Parents who want to teach their kids about the resurrection of Jesus.
- Parents wanting to introduce their children to the season of Lent.
- Parents looking for ways to teach preschoolers about Easter.
- Parents who are looking for a way to learn about Jesus and Easter together as a family.
- Christian Day Schools and Child Care facilities looking for a fun and creative way to teach the children about Easter.
About the Author
Leighann is a writer and certified life coach who helps busy mamas go from frazzled to fabulous. As a mother of four, one of whom has a significant heart defect, Leighann understands what it means to be overwhelmed. She’s passionate about sharing strategies, tips and encouragement to moms through her writing, speaking, and coaching. To Learn more about Leighann and her book click here.