This Easter storybook deals with the sacrificial crucifixion and heroic resurrection of Christ, cited with beautiful illustrations and touching texts. Inspired from the Gospels, 'The Story of Easter' recounts the teachings and trials of Jesus Christ and the humiliation meted out to him during his last few days on earth. The main plot of the story, however, revolves around Christ's resurrection. The simple, lucid narration and the chronological arrangements of the events help the readers to gauge the significance of the events and understand the importance of resurrection of Christ. Christopher Doyle intertwines the stories of Christmas, Easter Day and Good Friday to bring to light the importance of life, death and glorious resurrection of Christ. The story unfolds with the disciples holding palm leaves and anxiously waiting for the arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem and ends with the episode of Christ's resurrection.
Doyle deftly weaves the drama and the way he puts across the nuances of this biblical plot is truly incredible. The way he elucidates Thomas' skepticism against resurrection and Jesus' magical powers is impressive and lends the book its own unique charm. In fact, the entire story coupled with the absorbing illustration only helps to fortify one's belief in God and brace one's faith in Christianity. Added to it is John Haysom's soft yet spectacular watercolor illustration that gives life to the dramatic narration. The Story of Easter is one of the most popular Easter storybooks that have won accolades from all corners. It not only acquaints the young children to the significance of Easter celebration, but also advocates the principles of Christianity. So if you are thinking what to gift your child this Easter Day, go and get a copy of 'The Story of Easter' and let your children learn all about the religion and its import in a unique way.