Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter

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Zondervan, 2007 - Religion - 183 pages
The treasured traditions of Easter---little bunnies, parades, new Easter outfits, sunrise services, passion plays, and more---infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And in ways you may not realize, they point us to the resurrection of Christ and our hope of life beyond the grave. Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter reveals the events and backgrounds that shaped the best-loved customs and songs of Easter, introducing you to stories you've never heard and a deeper appreciation for the holiday's familiar hallmarks.
 

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I bought several copies of this book for Easter gifts. The recipients were thrilled to receive the book. One person said "There is so much good information about the season in this book." Another said ... Read full review

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I bought 10 of these for my bible study for Easter and I was very impressed with the look and the information inside. A great value for the money. Read full review

Contents

The History of the Easter Celebration
11
All Glory Laud and Honor
17
Alas and Did My Savior Bleed At the Cross?
23
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
30
The History of Lent
35
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
41
Were You There
48
Jesus Paid It All
54
Crown Him with Many Crowns
97
Christ Arose Lo in the Grave He Lay
105
The Tradition of Easter Parades
111
At Calvary
116
Blessed Redeemer
123
One Day
129
The Custom of Dressing Up for Easter
135
The Old Rugged Cross
141

The History of Passion Plays
60
Near the Cross
65
Gave My Life for Thee
74
Hallelujah Christ Is Risen
81
The Tradition of Sunrise Services
87
Beneath the Cross of Jesus
91
Living for Jesus
147
The History of the Easter Egg
153
Lead Me to Calvary
158
Because He Lives
174
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Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty books, including several bestsellers: Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dog's Life. Based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, He continues to publish several new titles each year, including a series of novels, the first of which is Farraday Road. Ace has appeared on scores of television shows, including CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.

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