Make Easter More Meaningful

Easter is a sacred holiday that gives us the privilege to reflect on the greatest miracle ever performed by the Savior, Jesus Christ. As the holiday season approaches, it is easy to be distracted by chocolates, eggs, and bunnies. This year, make Easter more than a day. Spend time learning about the Savior’s death and Resurrection individually and with your family with these Christ-centered books and gifts.

Atonement (30'‘ x 22” Framed Art), by Kate Lee

Atonement represents that powerful and loving event when Christ took on all the pain, sin, and obstacles of the world. Through her art, Kate Lee shares not only her love for the Savior but His love for us all. This is a beautiful addition to a home, especially during this special season that focuses on the Savior and His great love for us.

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter: Seven Traditions to Lead Us Closer to Jesus Christ, by Emily Belle Freeman

Discover how the personal experiences of people who were closest to the Savior during the final week of His life can change the way your family celebrates Easter. Learn the meaning behind the wheat baskets, the forget knot, the red egg, and other traditions that will help Easter become a “High Holy Day” in your heart and in your home.

The Atoning One, by Robert L. Millet

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is—and should be—at the very center of all we teach. Everything else is peripheral. Everything else is either connected to this central, saving truth or it has no power to bless or change us. It is vital that we understand that through this singular act by our loving Lord, we can be reawakened, redeemed, reclaimed, and restored when we fall short or wander off the gospel path. At the same time, we must recognize that although the Lord’s Atonement is at the heart of God’s plan, we cannot and should not attribute everything good that happens in our lives to that Atonement. Both the first and third members of the Godhead have a myriad of ways in which They too bless the children of our Father in Heaven.

Amazed by Grace, by Sheri Dew

In Amazed by Grace, Sheri Dew discusses important questions, exploring a topic that she describes as being central to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. “The most compelling, most life-changing message of all time,” she writes, “is that Jesus Christ has already triumphed over sin, death, hell, temptation, and every kind of misery.”

As we come to more fully understand the majestic doctrine of grace, our faith will increase. We will see how the Savior keeps His promise to make weak things strong. And we will believe the truth that “His Atonement makes available all of the power, peace, light, and strength that we need to deal with life's challenges.”

The Infinite Atonement, by Tad R. Callister

With The Infinite Atonement, Brother Callister offers us what may be the most comprehensive yet understandable treatment of the Atonement in our day. He thoughtfully probes the infinite scope of this “great and last sacrifice,” describing its power and breadth and explaining how it redeems us all. With clarity, testimony, and understanding, The Infinite Atonement teaches us rich and wonderful truths about this “doctrine of doctrines” and elevates our spirits as we contemplate the perfect love of Him who gave all that we might receive all.

The Holy Week for Latter-day Saint Families: A Guide for Celebrating Easter, by Wendee Wilcox Rosborough

This day-by-day guide will help you and your family celebrate the week leading up to Easter. Families will be reminded of Jesus as they experience Palm Sunday, Cleansing Monday, Parable Tuesday, Betrayal Wednesday, Last Supper Thursday, Good Friday, Salvation Saturday, and Easter Sunday. The Holy Week will draw your family closer to Christ this Easter and help you celebrate the true meaning of this important holy day.

The book includes

  • Scriptures related to the events of eachday

  • Inspirational messages for families

  • Fun and meaningful activities

  • Festive recipes

  • Beautiful fine art pieces

The Continuous Atonement, by Brad Wilcox

Most members of the Church acknowledge that perfection is a long-term process, but they overlook the continuous nature of Christ’s Atonement that makes that process possible. Peace is found not by giving up or erasing the need to change, but by turning to the One who makes change possible and realizing that we get lots of chances to start again. So, if at first you don’t succeed either, don't find excuses. Find the Savior and the blessings of His continuous Atonement.

Shay Sookhoo