- Publisher:GLM PUBLISHING (February 1, 2017)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Paul, Jimmy, Brian and the whole town witness God’s Easter miracles in this unique story. God’s Easter Miracles highlights God’s love and provision to His children. The lessons learned are not only about Jesus’s resurrection, but also awareness of treating children with Autism with love and respect, and taking care of God’s creations.
As in previous books, God’s Easter Miracles establishes characters that children can relate to, while capturing their imagination and touching their hearts in a loving way. Written in a fun and endearing way, God’s Easter Miracles also provides interactive entertainment by including hidden symbols for children to locate throughout the book.
ABOUT LEE ANN MANCINI
Lee Ann Mancini’s desire is for children to begin to know and love Jesus from an early age. This passion led her to seek out books for her own children that portrayed an active relationship with Jesus in a relatable way. She knew communicating God’s truth through captivating words and compelling illustrations is a crucial part of establishing that foundation.
An adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, Mancini holds a master’s degree in Christian studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as Knox Theological Seminary. She holds a board position with the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and the Alexandrian Forum and maintains memberships with organizations such as the Christian Small Publishers Association and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.
Mancini is an active member in her local community, visiting schools to share the Adventures of the Sea Kids series with children, as well as speaking to women’s groups about the redemptive power of the Gospel represented through the types of brides of the church. Learn more about Mancini and the Adventures of the Sea Kids at glmpublishing.net.
Paul, Jimmy, and Brian are at Sunday School when the teacher surprises them with an Easter Egg hunt. She also included three special eggs that would give the kids a special treasure. The kids go on the hunt and Jimmy ends up with two special eggs. Paul, who has autism, did not find an egg and is not taking this news well. Miss Linda asks Jimmy to give one of his special eggs to Paul but Jimmy says that is not fair. Miss Linda explains how it was not fair for Jesus to die for our sins and ask him to pray for an injured child and about the special egg.
This is a cute kid’s book that teaches children about why Jesus died for us. That the best way to show him we love him is to care for each other. This is a great way to teach children to think of others. It also has some beautiful illustrations that just draw you into this wonderful underwater world.
The one thing that I have to say that I didn’t like about this story was the teacher asks Jimmy to give his special egg to Paul. I understand that this is to keep the peace. My issue that it also shows Paul that he can throw a fit and get what he wants. It was also an opportunity to teach children to be gracious even if they didn’t get what they wanted.
This is part of the Adventures of the Sea Kids, which I didn’t know. I think this is a great story for kids and I think that it would be worth looking into the other books of this series.
I received God’s Easter Miracles from My Book Tour for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
God’s Easter Miracles Character Interview with Jimmy
Background: In God’s Easter Miracles, Jimmy’s character accepts Christ in his heart.
Q: I understand you have accepted Christ in your heart! How wonderful! What did you think of Jesus before you accepted him into your heart?
A: I knew Jesus was special because my mommy and daddy prayed to him. And every Sunday we went to his house and it’s called a Church. But, I really didn’t know Jesus. But He gave me a new heart!!
Q: How did Jesus give you a new heart?
A: Well, I went to Sunday school, and Miss Linda hid some Easter Eggs. I found the two special eggs!! So I got two prizes. Paul wanted one, and Miss Linda asked me to share. I didn’t think it was fair that I had to share with Paul when I found them not him! Miss Linda said it wasn’t fair that Jesus died for my sins. I went home and I felt bad. I didn’t know Jesus did that! So I asked Jesus to help me to be a good boy and be like him. The next morning, I woke up and I felt happy to give one of my eggs to Paul. It made me feel good to share it with him. Jesus changed my heart. He made it nicer! And because I believe in Jesus, I will live in heaven, forever! Mommy said heaven is so beautiful and her and daddy will be there too!
Q: Do you pray to him now that you believe in him?
A: Well, at night, I used to pray to him, but I didn’t really feel anything. But NOW when I pray to Him I feel He is listening to me and I love Him.
Q: Why do you love him?
A: Because he loves me, silly!
Q: Do you tell other kids about Him?
A: I told my baby brother and my friend, Bobby, who lives next door. I told them that Jesus was a real man who is God. They didn’t know, so they were surprised. I like surprising people, it’s fun!
Q: How did Paul feel when you gave him your egg?
A: He was SO happy! He was crying before when he didn’t get one. You know what He did?
Q: What did Paul do?
A: He gave his egg to Lenny who was in the hospital. Lenny was hurt. I prayed to Jesus for Lenny to get better. You know what happened then?
Q: What happened then?
A: Jesus gave Lenny a miracle! He was all better and could go home. Jesus gave me a miracle of a new heart and Lenny a miracle of being all better!
Q: Did you have a fun Easter?
A: It was the best Easter of all! I got lots of candy in my eggs and a chocolate Easter bunny, but the best gift was getting a new best friend. You want to know his name?
Q: What is his name?
A: Jesus, silly!
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