What a long week last week has been for me! It was busy both on our blog and offline with ministry in light of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. As readers will notice this past week we dealt with various attacks by skeptics concerning the final week of Jesus.
As a bit of a break this Sunday evening I read and reviewed a Christian children story that’s appropriate for this Resurrection Sunday which I imagine some of you would appreciate.
R.C. Sproul. The Donkey Who Carried a King. Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, February 17th, 2012. 48 pp.
4 out of 5
I have previously enjoyed the author’s Christian children’s book titled The Priest with Dirty Clothes. Written by Christian theologian R.C. Sproul, I appreciated that this book was biblically solid and yet enjoyable for young ones. My three little girls who are all pre-school age also enjoyed this book when I read it aloud to them.
The book begins as a story of a child name Reilly who had a hard day since he was picked last in a game among some of the other boys in his neighborhood. I imagine children can relate to Reilly. This event sparked the grandfather to tell a beautiful story from the perspective of the donkey that carried Jesus. RC Sproul has always had a gift of making deep things understandable for lay people and here in this book his skill is also seen in his ability to illustrate the Gospel in ways that children would appreciate. Sproul also draws applications from what Christ has done for little ones as well. I also enjoyed how the book has a section for parents in the end of the book including questions for spiritual conversations with your child and the answer for parents to read and help explain to their children. What a wonderful combination of a Christ centered children’s book with beautiful illustrations, and help for the parents! I recommend this.