“The Sheep That No One Could Find” by Anthony DeStephano, Illustrated by Richard Cowdery

The story of the lost sheep, told in rhyme, is a moving tale that kids will enjoy. The illustrations are well-done and make the story come alive. Even the adults reading the story will enjoy seeing the Good Shepherd win against the wolf, the lion and the snake (each a subtle reminder of how God’s Word describes our Enemy, Satan). I appreciated that the actual Bible text was also written at the end of the book. I think this is a great book to use in introducing the Gospel to children; it is easy to grasp, yet theologically deep. This is a great book for Sunday School, the Church Library, the home, and for anyone who comes into contact with kids. You could even give it out instead of Easter Eggs or Halloween treats! Or use it as a favourite bedtime story.

Thanks to Net Galley (https://www.netgalley.com/) and Harvest Book Publishers for providing me with an advance copy of this book to read and review. It will be available February 1, 2014.

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