The Donkey Who Carried a King

by R.C. Sproul

Hardcover, 2012



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Reformation Trust Publishing (2012), Hardcover, 48 pages


"Davey the donkey was never chosen to do anything, until the day he found himself carrying the King. After that, he felt proud of himself, until he saw what the King had to carry"--P. [4] of cover.

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LibraryThing member davidtaylorjr
There are many kid’s books out there that share Biblical stories, but The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul is a special work.

Reilly, a young boy, feels left out and his Grandfather decide to tell him the story of Davey the donkey. Davey is chosen to carry Jesus during his triumphant entry. After the event Davey meets up with Barnabas, another donkey, who lets Davey know that under no uncertain terms does he get out of work just because he carried a king. Davey isn’t happy about it but he complies.

As Davey is doing his work he sees Jesus, the King, carrying the cross on the way to Calvary. Davey is perplexed and stressed because of what he sees. Davey asks Barnabas why this is happening because it doesn’t seem fair. Barnabas explains to Davey that this day was coming all along. He knew about it because he too had carried Jesus with his mother Mary.

After the story finishes, Grandpa explains to Reilly that sometimes we have to do things or endure things that are not pleasant for us just like Jesus did for us.

This charming story helps explain to kids the suffering Jesus endured for us after being hailed as king just a week prior. The book includes questions for parents to work through with their kids to gain a better understanding of the concepts and truths presented in the book.

With a captivating story, amazing illustrations, and great resources for parents to train their children, I give The Donkey Who Carried a King five stars.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Reformation Trust in exchange for an honest review.
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Physical description

48 p.; 10.4 inches


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