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Benjamin's Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  11 reviews
What are the treasures in Benjamin's Box? Come along with Benjamin and see. Like all boys and girls, Benjamin is very, very curious. When Jesus comes to Jerusalem, Benjamin decides to follow him and find out who he really is. At first, Benjamin thinks Jesus is a teacher, then a king. At last, he learns the good news news that every child (and grown-up!) will want to share. ...more
Hardcover, 34 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Zonderkidz (first published January 31st 1997)
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This is our absolute favorite book to go along with the Resurrection Eggs. We read one page and open the corresponding egg in the nights preceding Easter. I highly recommend the book to go along with the Resurrection Eggs, since the booklet that comes with the eggs is quite small. It is a fiction story, so you will want to supplement this book with actual scripture readings for Easter (I have some suggestions if you need them), so your child will clearly understand what the Bible says along with ...more
I had heard about this book in book club and already knew the author. This is a short book for kids age 5-10. This will be our new tradition for Easter. I will be going to the Family Christian Bookstore to see about getting this book for next year. What a great way to teach your children about Easter in a way that they can understand. They have eggs that go with the book and depending on how much they are I think they are a neat idea.
Sarah Stephens
Each day goes through one day at a time in the Bible and follow Jesus and His disciples through the whole process from The Lord's Supper to The Resurrection. She LOVED it! Every night she was SO ready to listen to the scriptures I read, see which egg went with it and listen to the stories. It was such an incredible blessing as a parent to watch her grow through this and draw closer to Jesus. It was a sweet time as a family too.
Jan 16, 2015 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We listened to this story read aloud just prior to a church-sponsored egg hunt. The narrative is a bit long for younger children and some of the little ones got quite restless during the story. Still, it's a good book that explains some of the symbology behind the Christian celebration of Easter. We enjoyed listening to this book read to us, and our girls enjoyed the egg hunt even more!

We usually just read this in one go, rather than day by day. Today I read it to my 5 year old and it was a fantastic opportunity to explain the meaning of Easter with him as he asked so many questions during the story. It was a bit awkward explaining that the Easter story was true, but the boy was fictional. Definately a book to read each year.
I got this book at a Berean Christian Bookstore a few years ago. It is made to go with a box of a dozen "Resurrection Eggs." I have used it as a Family Night lesson for Easter for several years. I really like it. The eggs make it hands on for the kids and the books makes the story easy to tell without having to make visual aids.
Scott Hayden
Follow Benjamin's treasure hunt as he follows Jesus in His last days.

Great book alone and even better if you have resurrection eggs to let your kids open. We read one page and open one egg each night beginning 12 days before Easter.
Awesome book to use with the Resurrection Eggs! Explains each egg and what it means in an easy to grasp story format for kids. Loved it!
We very much enjoyed using this book to accompany the story told with the resurrection eggs this year!! A new traditional read!
Could be confusing for kids since the main character is fictional.
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