Originally published Tuesday, 24 March 2015.

Bunnies, dye-colored eggs, hunts in ruffled dresses...what does Easter really mean?  I am reminded of scripture's exhortation:  "Seek the LORD and LIVE!"  (Amos 5:6)  Easter is about true life - the kind of never-failing, ever-loving, all-consuming life that Jesus offers us each and every day.  He wants our children to know this life.  He wants to cup his hands around their faces, the ones whose mouths are covered with Easter peep-colored sugar, and look into their wide, excited eyes and say, "I died and rose for YOU."

This year, I was excited to find some useful tools to help me teach that message to my children.  And the super cool thing is that I want to give them to ONE LUCKY WINNER too. This GIVEAWAY is live for the next 24 hours only!  Courtesy of Zonderkidz publishing, your Easter basket this year could contain these four resources:

1.  The First Easter Ever, with illustrations by Dennis Jones.  I just read this book to a group of ten kindergarten children in Sunday school last week, and it was a hit.  It comes with humorous illustrations that you can use as a springboard for biblical discussion.  The children particularly liked the page that demonstrated Jesus' ascension into heaven.  They might have read about it before, but it was the first time they had ever seen it like this in a storybook.

2.  A Father's Love (I Can Read) from The Adventure Bible.  I was eager to snag an I Can Read title for this giveaway - and my own library!  Seriously, how much would I rather be using reading time to impart God's promises rather than learn more about Dick, Jane or Spot?  As a mom, I am ALL about multitasking!

3.  Come, Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book from The Beginner's Bible.  This title was previously on back-order due to its popularity.  I can't wait to receive mine, and it goes without saying that it will be a kid favorite!

4.  Stories about Jesus from The Beginner's Bible.  This is a board book for your littlest audience. That being said, it covers a lot of ground.  It highlights many important events in Jesus' life and ministry in the illustration style that has made The Beginner's Bible so beloved. My three-year-old chose to read this book first of the bunch!

If you want these titles in your own Easter basket, register here by providing your information: https://promosimple.com/ps/6e92.  If you also "LIKE" my blog page on Facebook, follow my blog on TWITTER, or TWEET about this giveaway, you will receive bonus entries too!  ONE winner will be chosen TOMORROW by an automated system, and I will notify the winner by email - so be watching!

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