International (MNN) — Easter is often overshadowed by other holidays in the West. But that first Easter Sunday was the most significant day in human history.
This Easter season, acknowledge and celebrate the resurrection by starting a new tradition. Gather your family and listen to the New Testament account of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection in an audio drama format.
Faith Comes By Hearing is offering a free download of a dramatized reading of Mark chapters 15 and 16.
"As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 'Don't be alarmed,' he said. 'You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here."
This exciting announcement is part of "Easter: The Story" in audio produced by Faith Comes By Hearing, the world's foremost Audio Bible ministry. Taken from the New Testament book of Mark, this realistic audio recording was produced using multiple character voices, musical backgrounds, and sound effects, adding excitement and emotion to the Scriptures.
This short program, which runs less than 12 minutes, was designed to help people engage in the Bible and hear the Easter story in a dramatic, audio format.
"The Bible tells us about Jesus, why He came, how He lived and why He died," said Bill Lohr, Faith Comes By Hearing's organizational spokesperson. "But the story doesn't end there: this special Easter presentation also shares the Biblical story of Jesus' resurrection. This Easter, commemorate this moving Bible story by listening to the Word of God in audio."
Use the free download to listen as a family, or even to share the Good News with a friend this year. You can download The Easter Story or listen to it online here.