"God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.”
As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.
“I love Easter,” Little Cub said.
“Me too,” Papa Bear said. “It’s even better than Christmas.”
“Better than Christmas? Why?”
“Because on Christmas, we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. But on Easter, we remember we get to be with him forever.”
“Forever. That’s why God gave us Easter.”
Excerpted from God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren; illustrated by Laura J. Bryant. Copyright © 2013 by Lisa Tawn Bergren; illustrated by Laura J. Bryant. Excerpted by permission of WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
About Lisa Tawn Bergren
Lisa T. Bergren is the author of over forty books, with nearly two million copies sold. Her work includes children’s books, historical and contemporary fiction, women’s nonfiction, and gift books. A freelance writer and editor, Lisa lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She and her husband, Tim, are the parents of three children.
About Laura J. Bryant
Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.