I highly recommend reading the book 50 Reasons Jesus Came to Die by John Piper (click link to download the PDF of the book from Desiring God). The title gives the book away, but the content is rich and will give strong Biblical reasons for Jesus death and ultimately his resurrection. It is not a very long book, and chapters can be read in a couple minutes.
This month, Christianaudio.com has the book available for a free download for those who enjoy audio books. Click on the link here, and then follow the directions. It is one of two available books this month for free, and the other by Bonhoffer is worth it as well.
Two easy and free ways to read this great book and pass it on to others as our celebration of Easter draws near.