Easter Is a Time for Reading, Too

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If you’ve been around for more then a couple weeks here on The Starving Artist, you know that I love reading lists, especially thematic ones. I have lists for most of the major American holidays, at this point, but not Easter. That’s all about to change. Though, to be honest, this list isn’t that great. I’d love to have you all weigh in with your recommendations, because I couldn’t really find many suggestions with the usual Google searches. And boy is this list random. Easter is kind of that way, anyway, like Christmas: a hodgepodge of sacred and secular, of adult and children. There weren’t enough titles to sort them, but there’s a range from picture books to novels to nonfiction, Christian to heresy (at least I think it likely).

  • Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
  • The Robe, Lloyd C. Douglas
  • The Last Temptation of Christ, Nikos Kazantzakis (perhaps heretical)
  • The Message: New Testament
  • Chocolat, Joanne Harris
  • The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin (perhaps heretical)
  • Rechenka’s Eggs, Patricia Polacco
  • Miz Fannie Mae’s Fine New Easter Hat, Melissia Milich
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story, Jan and Mike Berenstain
  • The Parables of Jesus, Tomie dePaola
  • Junie B. Jones: Dumb Bunny, Barbara Park
  • God Gave Us Easter, Lisa Tawn Bergen
  • The Golden Egg Book, Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, Du Bose Heyward
  • Killing Jesus, Bill O’Reilly
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James H. Cone
  • The Women of Easter, Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Bread and Wine (anthology)
  • Easter is Coming¸ Christopher Greer
  • Easter Stories (anthology)
  • Journey to the Cross, Paul David Tripp
  • Eastertide, Phyllis Tickle
  • The Glory of the Cross, Tim Chester
  • His Passion: Christ’s Journey to the Resurrection, David R. Veerman
  • The Crucified Is My Love, Johann Ernst Von Holst

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