Book Reviews

Subscribers to the digital version get free access to all available back copies of the magazine and so will have access to the all book reviews, plus extra, extended reviews not featured in the magazines.

Once subscribed access is given to our powerful search index of all magazine articles and book reviews.

Messy Easter

Author Jane Leadbetter
Publisher BRF £8.99 (new edition)
Format pbk
ISBN 9781800391703

If you don’t already do ‘Messy Church’, read the Page 1 summary of it is about. It is succinct and persuasive. If you do already do Messy Church, this re-issue of Messy Easter will add to the collection of resource books you probably have for planning your sessions. The ideas are arranged for the Messy Church elements: Bible-related crafts and activities; gathering for celebration and story; meal with conversation; and take-home suggestions. As the introduction says, this is a ‘pick n’ mix’ collection: you choose. You decide what will engage the interest of a very diverse potential group, and what might enable all to engage with Jesus in the Easter sequence of events. Would they be engaged by a version of Man the Lifeboats with Easter commands, or a Palm Sunday food activity making palm trees out of fruit? Would a simple Kim’s game version with objects to remember relating to the Easter story provoke reflection on the world-changing Easter events? The ideas for meal conversation prompt cards are particularly good: ‘Have you ever been tempted and found it hard to resist?’ or ‘Where is your favourite praying place?’. Also not to be neglected are the take-home ideas – encountering Jesus extends so much beyond any session in church.



Messy Church for Holy Week/Easter


Essential information required for your profile. Click okay to complete.