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In Three Days - The History & Traditions of Lent and Easter [Kindle Edition]

E. G. Lewis
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Readers say: Critics say: “Amazing in its breadth and depth”…A reverent re-telling of the events surrounding the Passion of the Christ”…“Fun and educational, there’s something new on every page”… “Until I read In Three Days I didn’t know how much I didn’t know.”…“A great aid when preparing my Sunday School lessons.”
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Join the Author of the popular Seeds of Christianity Series on a fact-filled trip from Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday and Lenten fasting, through Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. Explore the history, traditions, prophecies and myths surrounding the Lenten and Easter Season. The book’s fact-filled chapters deal with practices and prophecy, foods and fasting, plus individual chapters on the Four Men who tried Jesus: Annas, Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, and Herod Antipas. Learn latest and astonishing facts about the Three Relics of the Passion: Veronica’s Veil, the Sudarium, and the Shroud of Turin. Includes seven additional chapters covering the Names and Titles of God and Jesus, how Jesus dressed, the length of his hair, and others.


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About the Author

E.G. Lewis writes both Fiction and non-Fiction. A former newspaper editor and publisher, his articles have appeared in national and regional magazines. He also wrote and directed corporate training films. He has a graduate degree in Economics from Ohio State University and worked in management and corporate planning before becoming a fulltime novelist. He and his wife Gail, also a writer, live on the Southern Oregon Coast.

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  • File Size: 843 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cape Arago Press (April 28, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YKZO44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,352 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, inspiring, entertaining and accessible January 28, 2013
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Whether your church tradition includes or excludes Lent, this slim volume's facts and explanations are so neatly and clearly pulled together they should surely fascinate. From the background of 40 days to the reason for Easter eggs, from the name of a pagan goddess to the history of Passover, from the surprising derivation of the word Carnival to recipes for Dutch pancakes, there's something for everyone.

Can you apply thermodynamics to religious festivals? Do you know any good pretzel stories (with monks, of course)? And why did Jesus ride a donkey (or a mule)? Author E. G. Lewis answers these puzzles and more with gently informative writing and fascinating research, questioning everything--even the choice of Sunday for Easter Day.

Relaying history and science with equal enthusiasm, the author brings a familiar story and all its background to life, adding depth to characters, revealing reason behind action, unraveling politics, and finding the (often surprising) facts behind legends and modern-day denials of ancient relics. Never demanding that readers agree with his conclusions, E. G. Lewis has created a book that both encourages thought and inspires a search for answers. Beautifully illustrated, helpfully organized, and written in a pleasingly accessible manner, this is the perfect book to accompany Lent, or to share with friends when the subject of Easter comes up, whatever your background.

Disclosure: I was lucky enough to be given a copy, which I promptly read and enjoyed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars history April 21, 2014
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In my religion, we are taught many things. But this book helped expand my faith. I know someone else will enjoy it as well
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for homeschool April 20, 2014
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We used this as history reading for our home schooled daughter for the weeks leading up to Easter. She said she enjoyed reading it and it was better than reading a dry text book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars In Three Days April 3, 2014
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A decent book. There were several interesting tidbits in here, but some parts were kind of repetitive or seemed to drag on and on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Three Days March 6, 2014
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Fascinating insights. Evolution of traditions surrounding Easter. Interesting stories about the early church and religious customs. Easy to understand. Inspires further study.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read March 2, 2014
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if you are interested in learning more about the life and times of what it was like when Jesus lived this book will help you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting! March 30, 2013
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Great insights about Easter that I didn't fully understand before. I recommend this to everyone wanting to learn what Easter is all about.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving, Accurate & Enlightening
I really enjoyed this summary of the events leading up to and including Christ's resurrection. It helped in many ways and most of all provided information for a Sunday School... Read more
Published 20 months ago by keybeaz
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Reading for Lent
I enjoyed the collection of facts presented in this book. It is, however, quite a short book. Nicely written. A fairly quick read.
Published 20 months ago by Deborah Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars You'll probably learn something
You'll probably learn something reading this book... about different ways Easter is celebrated, and the traditions behind it. It's an interesting read. I liked it!
Published 20 months ago by C. Headley
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and fun!
Actually, I was expecting a rather dry history of traditions, and was very pleasantly surprised! Ed has a conversational style that's fun to read, and inserts unexpected treasures... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Bethdeer
4.0 out of 5 stars Stuff I never knew
I really enjoyed learning about the traditions surrounding Lent & Easter and how they developed. Good stuff for a cheap price!
Published 21 months ago by Scott B
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating facts and great insights
Fascinating facts and great insights. A very enjoyable trip through the Lenten/Easter season. I enjoyed the many insights in this book and recommend it to anyone with an interest... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Emily Morrison
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More About the Author

Welcome to E G Lewis' Page and thank you for stopping by.
Writing has always been a part of my life. I am a former newspaper editor and publisher and my articles have appeared in many national and regional magazines. I also wrote and directed corporate training films. I currently write both Christian and Mainstream novels. I also have a number of Non-Fiction eBooks derived from research for my best-selling Seeds of Christianity™ Series.
The Series follows the life of Rivkah, a young girl who visited the stable in Bethlehem and held the baby Jesus. As an adult, she witnesses the crucifixion. Rivkah and her family eventually convert to Christianity, face persecution and move to Antioch with Peter. After spending time in Antioch, they again relocate to Rome where they encounter Nero's persecution. The books are Biblically and historically accurate and offer a window into First Century life.
I live on the Southern Oregon Coast near the ocean with my wife who is also a writer and editor.


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