Lent & Easter Guide 2021

Adult Devotionals & Resources

1. Village Church Lent Guide (FREE)

2. Journey to the Cross: 40 Day Devotional by Paul Tripp

3. 50 Reasons Jesus Came to Die by John PIper

4. Comforts from the cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick

5. Jesus Keep me near the cross by nancy guthrie

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PRAYER GUIDE BY VAL WOERNER (FREE)

UNCOVERING THE LOVE OF JESUS: A LENT DEVOTIONAL BY ASHERITAH CIUCIU

BREATHE: 40 DAYS IN THE PSALMS BY WELL WATERED WOMEN

10 DAY EASTER PREPARATION GUIDE BY REVIVE OUR HEARTS (FREE)

If you’re looking for a free resource that helps you navigate through fasting, prayer, and Scripture meditation, I would highly recommend the Lent Guide by the Village Church. If this is your first time participating in Lent, you feel you are newer in your faith, OR you want a resource to do as a family with older children, I would suggest beginning with The Journey to the Cross Devotional by Paul Tripp OR Uncovering the Love of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu. If you’re simply looking for an additional resource to add into your current reading plan over the next 40 days, you won’t go wrong with anything written by John Piper, Nancy Guthrie, or Elyse Fitzpatrick. And if nothing else, consider downloading the free prayer guide by Val Woerner to go through with a friend!


Kids Highlights

Books

Journey to Easter with the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones (Free Guide)

The Garden, The Curtain, and the Cross + this activity guide + the calendar

The Donkey Who Carried a King

The Quiet/ Crazy Easter Day

Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs

Holy Week: An Emotions Primer

There can be a temptation to look at a list of books and think “I need all of these things!” Friend, you don’t. You do not need to own every single item on this list to help your children see the truth of the gospel and the beauty of Easter! Do you already own the Jesus Storybook Bible? Download the free Easter guide for your younger kids! Or consider adding just 1-2 new books into your celebrations this year, and keep a list of what you might want to purchase in the future. My personal favorite is The Garden, The Curtain, and the Cross.

Other fun things

This Easter Coloring Mat (Reusable) by His Kids Company

These Easter cards by Crew & Co. are super cute too

Gospel Conversation Cards for Kids by Daily Grace Co

Isaiah’s Prophecy Cards by She Reads Truth

Resurrection Eggs

Does your family do Easter baskets? Maybe this could be the year you pass up the candy and trinkets and include some gospel conversation cards or those reusable Easter coloring mats instead! Ps. Don’t forget your resurrection eggs!


Crafts & Recipes

Resurrection Cookies

Countdown to Easter Chain

Empty Tomb Rolls


Quick Reads

Looking for more ideas and inspiration on how to observe this lenten season as a family?

Lenten Preparations for Good Friday and Easter by John Piper

Why Mourning Can Be Good For Us by Paul Tripp

20 Ways to Celebrate Easter by Barbara Rainey

10 Family Activities to Make This the Best Easter Ever by Seeds Family Worship

Do Your Children Understand Easter by Focus on the Family


Other Resources

Sacrifice & Atonement Video by the Bible Project

The Meaning of Easter Video by Phil Vischer

Seeds of Easter Music

Risen Spotify Playlist by Sovereign Grace

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