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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Easter is About Jesus Review & Giveaway


In this little devotional book for the Easter season , Mukkove Johnson, the author, talks about the symbols of Easter to help you and your child remember all God has done for you.

The best part of this book is she uses symbols that really have nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus-bunnies, candy, baskets, new clothes, to name a few-and relates them to Jesus.  The simple jelly bean will now make me think of Jesus and His love for me.

Each of the 15 devotions has a Bible verse, story to read, questions to answer and an activity to complete if you desire.

All in all I think this would be a wonderful resource to use during Easter to help your family focus on Jesus.  Really, isn't HE the reason Easter even exists?

Meet Mukkove Johnson

Hello from Alaska!
I am honored to be a guest here on Cindy’s blog. The reason for my visit is the release of a new book, Easter Is About Jesus: Family Devotions for the Easter Season. This is my second book. The first is Christmas is About Jesus: An Advent Devotional.
My home is in Palmer, Alaska. I have been here since my parents moved here in the early 1980’s. It is home for sure. My husband’s family moved up around the same time and its home for him, too. Brian and I began dating in high school and just celebrated our 18th anniversary.  We have three children in our home and one in heaven. I have always home schooled my children. This year I’ll have two in middle school. It doesn’t seem possible. Where does the time go?
I wrote Easter is About Jesus to help families teach their children why they celebrate Easter. First I have to take you back a little. When my children were 1, 2, and 3 years old I began looking for a resource that would back me up when I said Christmas was celebrating Jesus. They were getting that message from me and church, but everywhere else seemed to be saying something else. I was looking for something that would count down the days until Christmas, too. After looking and looking I decided to create the resource I wanted. I wrote 24 devotions with different symbols of Christmas and how they can remind us of Jesus. I made ornaments for each day so the kids would have something to get out, and remind me to read the devotion. I learned, as an added bonus, when they were up we would see them and talk about them through the day- extra reinforcement.
After using our Christmas devotion for several years I pursued publishing. In part because of a great response and in part because Easter seemed to be surrounded in a similar confusion as Christmas in our society I wrote Easter is About Jesus. I came up with most of it during church one Sunday. That’s not as bad as it may sound because I was in the service for the second time that morning. It was many months later that I got inspired for the “More Time with God” portion. When that came together I knew I had another book worth publishing. I’m very excited to hear from families who use this devotion. It hasn’t had the same trial run as the first, it’s a little unnerving.
Blessings to you and your family as you focus on Jesus.
Mukkove Johnson

Click here to read the first 4 devotionals in this book.

To learn more about Mukkove and her 2 books, go here.

I'm sure you liked what you read...well I have great news for you:  
Mukkove has graciously offered to give one of you a FREE signed book. 

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for reviewing Easter is About Jesus and sharing with yourreaders Cindy.

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  2. Favorite tradition is coring eggs!

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  3. Dinner with Family. Everyone getting together to spend time together

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  4. I love when we read about Jesus to remember what it's really about and I love coloring eggs:)

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  5. GFC follower as Mrs. Kathy Davis
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  6. Church and special family dinner.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  7. Favorite tradition as a child was Sunrise Service and Easter Breakfast at the church.

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  8. I enjoy all the activity surrounding Easter starting with Ash Wednesday. I enjoyed learning the Bible stories as a child and now as an adult, I enjoy sharing them with my nieces. I also like getting together as a family.

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