The Priest with the Dirty Clothes is written by R.C. Sproul and published by Reformation Trust Publishing, and is one of the most fascinating children’s titles currently offered under this publisher. Dr. Sproul is world renown for works on Reformed Theology and Apologetics aimed at adults yet The Priest with the Dirty Clothes is uniquely aimed at conveying the truths of scripture to young children.
The Priest with the Dirty Clothes has two major strengths the story and the illustration. With regard to the story, The Priest with the Dirty Clothes, is fast paced, intelligent, and witty. Furthermore when communicating the truths of God’s Word, Dr. Sproul goes to great lengths to communicate to young children, the Gospel starting with original sin, the need of a savior, and the provision of the savior in Jesus within a unique tale.
In this tale which is based off a lesser known narrative in the Old Testament found in Zechariah 3:1-5 in which Joshua the high priest stands before the Angel of the LORD wearing dirty clothes and the Angel of the LORD demands that he must be cleansed from his sin which is symbolic of his dirty clothes. This theme is found throughout scripture such as in Exodus 19.
With regard to the illustration The Priest with the Dirty Clothes, has vibrant colors and is skillfully drawn so that it not only captures a child’s attention but their imagination as well. Furthermore the illustrations not only illustrate the allegorical tale but progress the story in a way words cannot do.
If you are looking to purchase Priest with the Dirty Clothes, it is a delightfully articulated and beautifully illustrated, the audience is for ages 3 to 7.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Reformation Trust Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
The Priest with the Dirty Clothes
© 2011 by R.C. Sproul
Publisher: Reformation Trust
Page Count: 45 Pages