The Donkey Who Carried A King written by R.C. Sproul and illustrated by Chuck Groenink published is by Reformation Trust Publishing, and is one of the children’s titles currently offered under this publisher. Dr. Sproul is world renown for works on Reformed Theology and Apologetics aimed at adults but The Donkey Who Carried A King is uniquely aimed at conveying the truths of the Bible to young children.
The major strength of The Donkey Who Carried A King is the story. The approach this allegory takes is a story within a story while you might think that this may get confusing or exhausting like in other works, that cannot be said of The Donkey Who Carried A King, which is quick and funny. With regard to communicating the truths of God’s Word, Dr. Sproul has gone to great lengths to communicate the Gospel to young children in a manner which they can understand and relate.
With regard to the illustration The Donkey Who Carried A King, has vibrant colors and is skillfully drawn so that it not only captures a child’s attention but their imagination as well. The style of illustration is a departure from some of the other children’s books which Dr. Sproul has written, yet in though there is a change of style this allegorical tale greatly benefits from it.
If you are looking to purchase The Donkey Who Carried A King, it is a delightfully articulated and beautifully illustrated, the audience is for ages 3 to 7, yet when I read it to my daughter (age under 2) she was captivated the entire time.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Reformation Trust Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.