Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Donkey That No One Could Ride: Children's Bible Story - Book Review

You will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden.
This beautiful children's story book in lovely rhyme is a loosely told version of the Biblical account of the donkey that was chosen to be the one on which our Savior, Jesus Christ, would ride into Jerusalem the Sunday prior to his death.  (Found in Luke 19:28-38)

Anthony DeStefano, author, and Richard Cowdrey, illustrator, have worked together to bring a lovely version of this lowly beast who feels no worth but who is chosen to be the one to carry or Lord.
He was tied to a post on a small dusty road
And left all alone while his tears overflowed,
Left all alone and wondering why
He was born to be weak, and born to be shy,
And born to be frightened,
And born to cry.
Although this little book is focused on the account of the donkey being chosen to carry our Lord, there is also an underlying theme.  It is that our Lord sees worth in each and every one of us and can use us for His purposes.
"My help is enough;
It's all that you need,
It's all you require in the life to succeed."
Children will delight to have this read to them repeatedly and will also be enchanted by the good use of rhyme to tell the story.  Cadence and rhyme are beautifully done by Anthony DeStefano.

Publisher:  Harvest House  Expected Publication Release:  February 1, 2012
ISBN:  9780736948517
I was provided a complimentary  copy of "The Donkey That No One Could Ride" by Harvest House Publishers in order to provide a review.  I was under no obligation to write a positive review.

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