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New Family Easter Devotional from Marty Machowski
Start a new Easter season tradition with your family by reading this beautifully illustrated “upside-down” book from Marty Machowski that includes fourteen Bible stories. The first side,Darkest Night, has seven stories that recount the events of Passion week ending with Christ’s crucifixion and burial. Flip the book over and continue by readingBrightest Daywith seven more stories that progress from Christ’s resurrection through Pentecost.Children are sure to remember the contrast between the darkness at the death of our Lord and the light-filled events from Christ’s resurrection onward.
Machowski weaves each Gospel account together into one harmonized story and provides questions for family discussion. Focusing on the main events the week of the crucifixion,Darkest Nightis designed for families to read one story each day, beginning on Palm Sunday. Once the week ends, they will start withBrightest Dayon Easter Sunday. The stories for the week following Easter recount appearances of Jesus after the resurrection, his ascension, and Pentecost.
This beautiful hardback book, illustrated by Phil Schorr, is sure to become a treasured family favorite to be used every Easter as a reminder of how God turned the darkest night into the brightest day.
(Releases February 28, 2022)
About the Author and Illustrator
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of a number of family devotionals, curriculums (including the Gospel Story for Kids), children's books, and parenting titles. His latest releases includeWonderFull,God Made Me for Heaven,Angels on Your Side, andDarkest Night Brightest Day.He and his wife, Lois, have six children and several grandchildren, and reside in West Chester, PA.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
PhilSchorr resides in southern California with his family, where he tells stories through visual mediums. He has always been fascinated with mid-century design and the use of bold yet imperfect geometric shapes. As an art director and visual designer, he brings his influence of music, animation, and global stories into his work. He has the privilege to do what he does because of the love and support of his wife, Joelle and his wildly adventurous kids. Phil is the illustrator ofJesus SavesandDarkest Night Brightest Day.
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