A sweet colorful retelling of the Parable of the Ninety Nine found in Luke 15 in the mail recently.
4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ 7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Luke 154-7
This picture book, One Lost Sheep, is written by Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by Margaret Spengler. The story is told in simple rhyme with wonderful descriptive language. The illustrations are rich and colorful, probably much more colorful than the setting of the actual story when Jesus told it! But colorful and engaging to the eyes of young children as they are gently introduced to the parable.
My own children are growing rapidly and don’t pull out the picture books as often anymore, but I am pleased to add One Lost Sheep to our picture book library. It will be a joy to share the book with a grandchild, or at times when one of us work with the youngest children in our congregation.
This book is written by Rhonda Gowler Greene and will be available for purchase on March 25. It is available for preorder from AMAZON. ZONDERkidz has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookLook Bloggers.