Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter

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HarperChristian + ORM, May 26, 2009 - Religion - 193 pages
The treasured traditions of Easter—little bunnies, parades, new Easter outfits, sunrise services, passion plays, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And in ways you may not realize, they point us to the resurrection of Christ and our hope of life beyond the grave. Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter reveals the events and backgrounds that shaped the best-loved customs and songs of Easter, introducing you to stories you’ve never heard and a deeper appreciation for the holiday’s familiar hallmarks.

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Gave My Life for Thee
Hallelujah Christ Is Risen
The Tradition of Sunrise Services
Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Crown Him with Many Crowns
Christ Arose Lo in the Grave He Lay
The Tradition of Easter Parades
At Calvary

The History of Passion Plays
Near the Cross

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Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty books, including several bestsellers: Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dog’s Life. Based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, He continues to publish several new titles each year, including a series of novels, the first of which is Farraday Road. Ace has appeared on scores of television shows, including CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.

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