Easter is coming, and Sam loves Easter! But this year, he is upset about a lie that he told his parents. Even though he apologized and they forgave him, Sam can't shake the feeling that he is a bad kid for what he did. Meanwhile, his parents help him make a special Easter craft called a Sparkle Egg. His mom tells him to write anything he feels sorry about or ashamed of on a piece of paper and put it inside the Sparkle Egg.
On Easter morning, when he opens his Sparkle Egg expecting a surprise, Sam finds that it is empty! His parents explain that because Jesus died and rose again, we are forgiven. Like the tomb that first Easter Day, Sam's egg is empty - and Sam's wrongdoing is completely forgiven. Once he accepts this forgiveness fully, Sam realizes a truth; we can sparkle and shine with God's light when we let God's gift of grace into our hearts. This touching story will strike a deep chord with readers of all ages, and the Sparkle Egg tradition will help readers and their families grasp the totality of God's perfect grace.
The review of the Sparkle Egg book with our kids:
My kids are 5 and 6 and enjoy reading different stories of the Bible and of God with me. This book is an excellent tool to help explain the Easter story to young kids who may not fully understand the true importance of God's grace and how Jesus didn't just die for our sins, He also rose from the dead. My kids enjoyed this book very much so when I read it to them after receiving the book today. We will be reading this one a lot I am sure as it has a great story line and it's one that I want to instill in my children's lives at an early age.