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160 pages
Feb 2004
Broadman & Holman Publishers

The Christ of Easter

by Calvin Miller

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“Combining art from the old masters, contemporary scripture, and heart and life catching devotions, The Christ of Easter speaks to everybody. Shrove Tuesday begins the devotions with the prodigal son and the joyful shout, ‘This – my child – was dead and is alive again…It’s party time.’ Day by day an oleo of humor and pathos, relevant Bible content, engaging writing, beautiful pictures and pithy adages lead the reader to deeper thought and wider worship. On Easter Sunday, we behold our contemporary Lord triumphant over the grave, ‘The wonder of Easter never tires. It simply adds itself into today, multiplying itself into eternity.’

“Pastor, theologian, prolific author of books ranging from Christian apologetics to science fiction, Calvin Miller obviously enjoyed preparing this six-week devotional, The Christ of Easter. With little twists of thought and a lyrical style, Miller encourages the reader into independent contemplation. Each devotion is prefaced with a fine reproduction of relevant art from the old masters, provides the scripture from one of the newest versions (The Holman Christian Standard Bible), illuminates the devotion with an appropriate quote, and closes with a prayer and suggestion for further Bible study. The book ends with two useful lists: illustration credits and other titles in this series by Calvin Miller. Written for adults, middle school and high school students will also profit by this book. Aimed at individual devotions, The Christ of Easter will be useful for group study and homilies.” -- Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews

Book Jacket:

Just as The Christ of Christmas quickly endeared itself to many to become a Christmas time favorite, The Christ of Easter will help you celebrate the Resurrection season, adding more meaning to your experience.

This book of forty-eight, brief daily devotions covering the period from Ash Wednesday through Easter is a great way for individuals and families to prepare their hearts for the Easter season. This book will help you take advantage of this special time, so rich in value, worship, and spiritual meaning.