Take a journey through Scripture during the season of Lent using this collection of short and simple Bible stories for kids. Take Up Your Cross includes dozens of stories that will help young people grow closer to Christ and gain a greater appreciation for the season of Lent and Holy Week. Children will read important Lenten stories like Jesus’s temptation in the desert, Noah and the flood, Jonah in Nineveh, and the Parable of the Prodigal Son. They will read stories of Jesus’s passion including his entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, and the many events of his crucifixion. By meditating on these stories, young people will examine their own lives and the ways in which they can follow Jesus by taking up their own crosses. Each short Bible story in this book includes a brief introduction, an easy-to-read retelling of events, and reflection questions to discuss.