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Simon of Cyrene and the Legend of the Easter Egg

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by Terri DeGezelle

A religious Easter book for children ages 4 to 7 that roots cultural practices in faith and introduces Simon of Cyrene.

Legend tells us that Simon of Cyrene, the man who helped Jesus carry his cross up to Calvary, was an egg merchant. Passing by on his way to market, Simon is stopped by Roman soldiers and ordered to help Jesus carry his cross to Calvary. Three days later, Simon rejoices when he sees that not only has Jesus risen from the dead but his eggs have been transformed into a colorful new gift from Jesus-the first Easter eggs! For children ages 4 to 7.

Features & Benefits:

Gives children ages 4 to 7 a glimpse of Jesus on his way to Calvary
Links the history and culture of Jesus' time to the tradition of coloring Easter eggs
Shows how a single encounter with Jesus can change lives
Takes Simon's story into Easter Sunday

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