Sunday, January 9, 2011



Can you hear the squeals? My 8th book released this weekend, and it's just as exciting to me as the first! God threw some more ideas into my brain and out came 
Easter-rific! I can't wait to see how it's going to be used to teach the true meaning of Easter to kids. 

You and I just came off of 4-6 weeks celebrating Christmas. It seems quite the injustice to give Easter only two, especially when you consider the number of stories that actually happen between Jesus entering Jerusalem and His ascension. In 
Easter-rific! I suggest at least three activities for 22 different stories. Yes, you heard me right ... 22. Did you realize that this is the week in Jesus' life that He chose to curse the fig tree, overturn the tables in the temple, tell the parable of the marriage feast, give us the most important commandment, and make a statement about taxes due Caesar? Why did He choose to make those things part of His last days on Earth? They must have been incredibly important. We cram preparation for the Last Supper, footwashing, communion, Judas' betrayal, and Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane into one lesson, even though each one has its own significance and message for us. Join me in getting more intentional about our approach to teaching the foundation of our faith--the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

True to my style of teaching, you'll find a variety of learning experiences in 
Easter-rific! There are science experiments, storytelling techniques, snacks, crafts, and loads of games. Each one is appropriate for kids' church, Sunday school, family devotions, or a great time at grandma's house. Spend more than two weeks celebrating Easter and have an Easter-rific! time doing it!

If you'd like a copy of the 143-page Easter-rific! you can email me at with your shipping address.  Then, drop a check for $18 ($15 plus $3 S&H) in the mail to:
Tina Houser
1775 Valley View Dr. S.
Kokomo, IN 46902

We've also got it set up so you can pay by credit card if you call 765.271.4900.

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