It's full of hope.
But reflecting on it can be sad, especially when we try to put ourselves at the foot of the Cross.
At the foot of the Cross were women who loved Jesus... the Women of Easter.
I love Liz Curtis Higgs, and I adored The Women of Christmas, so I was especially excited to read this.
And it did not disappoint! Higgs writes with an easy feel, like she's pulled up in front of you with a cup of coffee and you're conversing. She introduced us to Mary the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Mary of Bethany, and described the roles each played in Jesus's life as though she personally knew them... but she supported it with Scriptures! She also brought out the role of women in general in Jesus's ministry.
Interspersed throughout the stories are Scriptural references from various translations, which help the reader to understand what is meant by the references.
This book is a must read for the Easter season... and as she reminds us at the end of the book, we can be Women of Easter every day because of the hope of Jesus.
Included is a study guide that can be completed individually or with a small group.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.