Saturday, April 12, 2014

One Lost Sheep Parable Book Review

 I love it when I find a book that teaches my children about the love God has for them. One Lost Sheep,  written by Rhonda Gowler Greene  and  illustrated by Margaret Spengler, is that kind of book.

This sweet story retells Jesus' parable of the lost sheep where the Sheppard seeks after the one. Just like the Sheppard realizes one of his sheep is missing and goes after him, God will never desert us. What a beautiful thing to know. 

After reading the book, One Lost Sheep, we read the "The Lost Sheep Parable" together in the Holy Bible. 

The Parable of the Lost Sheep as found in the New Testament

3. And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

4. What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

5. And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

6. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost."

You can imagine the wonderful discussions I had with my children after reading the book and discussing the parable. It makes my heart so happy knowing that their little testimonies of God and our Savior are growing and that they know that God's love is unconditional. He is always waiting for us with open arms. 

One of the things that we loved about the One Lost Sheep Book was the simple, yet engaging rhyming text: 

"Shepherd leads
his flock of sheep
to clear; cool stream
past mountain, steep."

Another thing we really enjoyed about the book were the adorable illustrations by Margaret Spengler. Art has always played a huge part in my life, and I often purchase books not only for the story, but also for the illustrations. Sometimes simply for the illustrations. My daughters have a keen eye for art as well and they both commented how cute the pictures were throughout the book. 

I highly recommend that this sweet book be added to your book collection. You won't be disappointed.

You can purchase One Lost Sheep:
HERE at Barnes and Noble and
HERE at Amazon

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program ( I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

 A fun activity to go along with the One Lost Sheep book is my new "Sheep Puppet Art Project".

This wonderful art project comes with a fully colored black sheep, a fully colored white sheep, and a color your own sheep. CLICK HERE to find out more about my Sheep Puppet.

This "One Lost Sheep Parable Book Review" first appeared on my blog, Learn and Grow Designs, on April 12, 2014.

1 comment :

Lindsey said...

Looks super cute. Love that the illustrations are as enjoyable as the story. And I'm excited about your new puppet...I love all of your puppets.