Tell the Easter Bunny to hop aside! From the author of the bestselling children’s book, Little Star, comes a brand new Easter classic: "The Donkey That No One Could Ride". With breath-taking illustrations by Richard Cowdrey, the New York Times best selling artist of the Marley and Me series, The Donkey that No One Could Ride tells the tale of a weak and useless donkey whose life is transformed after meeting Jesus and learning that all things are possible if only he believes. It’s a message sure to resonate with the children who hear the story and the adults who read it to them. Christians looking for an Easter story that goes beyond chocolate bunnies and dyed eggs will be thrilled when they open this classic tale by Anthony DeStefano.
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DeStefano finds a fresh take on the events that lead to Easter. Using a small scriptural reference to the unridden donkey that Jesus rides in triumph into Jerusalem, DeStefano imagines a transformative relationship between a small, weak donkey and a figure who gives him strength and asks him to have faith. The text’s rhymes (“No matter how much he tried or he cried/ This was a donkey no one could ride”) make for easy read-aloud. Cowdrey’s illustrations focus on the donkey, conveying the development from initial lethargy to the donkey’s energetic and confident strength. It’s a welcome change from Easter chicks and bunnies. Ages 5–up. - Publishers Weekly
Fr. Frank Pavone's book, Pro-life Reflections for Every Day, will enrich your daily prayer life with new vigor to stand up for the unborn! This is a devotional prayer book, one of the "Spiritual Life" series that Catholic Book Publishing Company has produced for years. The book is 192 pages with vinyl binding and ribbon. In exchange for one minute a day, your spiritual life will be nourished throughout the day with pro-life vigor!
Father Pavone has served the cause of human dignity with extraordinary dedication for years. His new book Prolife Reflections for Every Day is a beautiful and rewarding way to remind ourselves of the sanctity of life on a daily basis. I highly recommend it. A copy should be in every Catholic home – and well used by all. - Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver
Thank you for the gift of your beautiful new devotional book, Pro-life Reflections for Every Day. I am happy to endorse this book for distribution in the Diocese of Birmingham. May God reward you for the dedicated work you do for the lives of the unborn. Thank you for your faithful and constant service and commitment to the pro-life movement. Your efforts are invaluable and give hope to all those who are striving to advance the Culture of Life. - Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, Bishop of Birmingham, AL