Friday, March 14, 2014
Review: The Sparkle Egg by:Jill Hardie
About the Book:
A new Easter tradition from the author of The Sparkle Box. Easter is coming, and Sam loves Easter! But this year, he is upset about a lie he told his parents. Even though he apologized and they forgave him, Sam cant shake the feeling that he is a bad kid for what he did. Meanwhile, his parents help him make a special Easter craft called a Sparkle Egg. His mom tells him to write anything he feels sorry about or ashamed of on a piece of paper and put it inside his Sparkle Egg. On Easter morning, when he opens his Sparkle Egg expecting a surprise, Sam finds that it is empty!
His parents explain that because Jesus died and rose again, we are forgiven. Like the tomb that first Easter Day, Sam's egg is emptyand Sams wrongdoing is completely forgiven. Once he accepts this forgiveness fully, Sam realizes a truth: we can sparkle and shine with Gods light when we let Gods gift of grace into our hearts. This touching story will strike a deep chord with readers of all ages, and the Sparkle Egg tradition will help readers and their families grasp the totality of Gods perfect grace.
About the Author:
Jill Hardie's first book, The Sparkle Box, ignited a new Christmas tradition that helps center Christmas in the true joy of the season. Now Jill is hoping to touch lives with a new Easter tradition with The Sparkle Egg. She lives in North Canton, Ohio.
Christine Kornacki illustrated the highly acclaimed books The Sparkle Box and The First Christmas Night. At a very early age, she developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life. Christine received a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford and enjoys spending her days painting in her studio in Stamford, Connecticut.
When you think of the Easter holiday, what do you think about or envision? Chocolate bunnies, hunting eggs, baskets of goodies all sound goo and can be mighty fun and delicious. But is that what Easter is truly all about? No, its not. It is about God coming down and walking this earth to die on a cross in order to redeem us unto himself. Jesus died on Good Friday and rose out of the tomb on Easter morning. He did this in order for us to be able to be forgiven of our sins.
The Sparkle Egg, is a terrific book to teach children all about what our loving Father did for us, His children. The Sparkle Egg is a special Easter version of the The Sparkle Box which is a fun, unique Christmas story. In this version entitled The Sparkle Egg, Sam does something to dishonor himself and God and truly feels guilty about it. Guilty, until his parents show him a way to seek forgiveness and true repentance. For my readers out there, my sponsor has provided a book to give to a luck reader. So please enter below to win a copy of this special book. Good Luck!