The Donkey Who Carried A King
Summary: The story starts with a boy who is upset because he always gets picked last for any schoolyard games. His grandpa sits him down and tells him a fictional retelling of the story of the donkey who carried Jesus through the streets during His triumphal entry. This donkey was never given any work to do until he was called to carry Jesus. Well, then that donkey felt important! Afterwards, the donkey was given more mundane work and he quickly felt unsatisfied. He figured that it was his job to carry important people all the time. But then that donkey realized that that great King came to be a servant to His people by dying for their sins. As a result, he too, must serve.
Personal Thoughts: I have to be honest, I am a little uncomfortable with this story. I am not fond of intertwining fiction with biblical reality. In this story we read from the perspective of the donkey that carried Christ. Now, there are excellent lessons to be learned from this story, and the gospel is presented very clearly. Christ is proclaimed and on those grounds I will promote this book.
Excerpt: If you are given a job that doesn't seem to be so much fun, do your best at your job anyway. Remember that God the Father chose Jesus for the worst job of all, but He did it willingly to please His Father and to save His people. --pg. 30