Thursday, March 29, 2018

From the Shelves. {Easter Reads}

Greetings, readers! :)

Welcome to the Easter edition of From the Shelves! I got six book recs for y'all, and two books that I'm reading/planning to read this Easter season.

Instead of the usual recommendations (with books only from my shelves), I'm including 3 ebooks this time around. Easter reads aren't that easy to come up with... :P 

Let's dive in!

From the Shelves. 

Ahh, I love this story so much. ^_^ It would technically fall under the category of 'summery road-trip story' in my opinion, but it does end with Easter...and it's a lovely tale of grace and redemption. So I decided to include it here. <3

contemporary // christian fiction // romance // road trip // story of grace

This series is absolutely amazing. I've loved all of the A Life of Faith books that I've had the pleasure of reading, this one being no exception. Kathleen's stories will always be special to me. Easter Sunday plays an important part in this one! 

historical fiction // christian fiction // great depression era

This book is tiny, well under 100 pages, but it's so sweet. The story of Madeline and her father is darling. I love Max Lucado's writing. It's like he's sitting there having a heart-to-heart conversation with you. <3

christian // non-fiction // grace & salvation

From the Kindle.

Father, Forgive Them is story of the crucifixion, written from the point-of-view of an eyewitness. I don't usually like Biblical fiction, but I really enjoyed this one. Well done!

biblical fiction // christian fiction // short story

This short story presents a challenging question: How would our lives change if we truly lived like we believe Christ rose again? It packs quite the convicting punch for being so short.

christian fiction // contemporary // short story

An intriguing what-if story, based on the Biblical accounts of Joseph of Arimathea, the rich young ruler, and the road to Emmaus. Quite thought-provoking! 

biblical fiction // christian fiction // short story


// Vinegar Boy by Alberta Hawse // 

Abandoned by his parents and shunned from society, Vinegar Boy is certain he'll be adoped once Jesus removes the ugly birthmark that scars his cheek. But when he carries the drugged vinegar wine to a crucifixion, he finds himself face to face with the only One who can heal his face. Is there still time for a miracle?

A gripping story of a boy's dramatic encounter with Christ on the cross, this book is a classic work of fiction that has inspired thousands of Christians for decades.

We picked this up off a free table at a homeschool book sale, but I've never read it! It sounds like a great story. :D 

// The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs // 

This season of grace, deepen your faith in God, Who so loved the world that He gave us His Son.

You're about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord's burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours and then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection. What a trio. What a Savior!

I'm actually already a couple chapters into this one. It's so, so good. I love Mrs. Higgs' writing. <3

Have you read any of these? What will you be reading over Easter weekend? 


  1. I liked "To Get to You" as well! It's not my typical book, but I ended up really enjoying it!
    Ohh, I've never read that Max Lucado, but I love his books, so I'll have to check it out!
    I'm a little partial to the Holman books. ;D

    I love this post! Happy Easter!! <3

    1. I love that one! :)
      This one is pretty short, but so so good! <3
      Haha, I wonder why... *wink*

      Thanks, Mikayla! Happy Easter!

  2. “To Get to You” and “Kathleen’s Abiding Hope” are great books to read around Easter. That Kathleen one always makes me laugh when Kathleen and Lindsay try to do their hair together. ;) Easter books are a bit hard to come by! I was looking at my shelves trying to find some Easter books, but I wasn’t exactly finding any. Although the third Sierra Jensen book, “Don’t You Wish”, takes place during Easter break. ;)

    1. Yes, they are! Haha, I was thinking about that when I chose this book. That must have been awful. ;D Yes, there aren't very many! Christmas is a much more popular holiday in that aspect. ;) Oh, fun!!

  3. Lovely! I really wanted to read Erynn Mangums Novella, Easter Carats but never got around to it!! Maybe tomorrow haha!! To Get To You looks soooooooo GOOD!!

    1. Oh, that one sounds super cute!! :D Yes, To Get to You is amazing!! <33