Thursday, January 19, 2017

Eden The Animals' Parable by Keith Korman - REVIEWED

About the Book:
Eden: The Animals' Parable (Liberty Island, April 2016)
"Ask the animals, and they will teach you." -Job 12:7
Experience the Gospels in a way that you never imagined.
In this beautifully inspired retelling of the Gospels, we see Jesus and his disciples in the Holy Land through the eyes of the animals---especially his intrepid and loyal dog, Eden.
With a wise, old donkey, innocent lambs, and legions of curious field mice---the animals follow their master's journey across Galilee and onto Jerusalem, rapt with awe and wonder and bearing great tidings---even if they don't fully comprehend the divine events they witness.
Simple, clear, and spiritually profound, Eden is for readers of all ages, this artful retelling is captivating, moving, and alive with the joy you felt the first time you opened the Bible.

Purchase you copy HERE!

My Thoughts:
Eden saw her master find a secluded spot away from the others.” (p. 126)

Eden’s master is none other than Jesus!  She observes many things in her lifetime, and it is through her eyes we witness the earthly journey of Christ.  I never dreamed of viewing Jesus’ earthly ministry through the eyes of a pet, but it proves to be a very insightful place from which to observe actions and reactions without being intrusive. 
Eden is not the only animal providing a very observant view, but other animals join her along the way. Because of this, reader receives a very complete view of all of the people that played a part of Jesus’ ministry as well as those who sought its end. 

 Some may find the animals are a bit TOO observant, but, honestly, I think we all assign many emotions and thoughts to animals anyway, so it seems completely believable to me!  In fact, I think this book provides an ingenious way to introduce Jesus and his earthly ministry to young children who might not learn about it otherwise.

I believe this book will provide a natural opening for adults to engage children of a variety of ages in discussions about Jesus.  It seems it would be particularly effective with unchurched children.  Reading this would provide a natural bridge to open a Bible and read the corresponding biblical story.  I cannot help but believe God will make this a useful tool in the hands of adults leading children’s ministry.

This is a VERY WELL written book that captures the imagination from beginning to end!  I am happy to recommend this to everyone!

About the Author:
Keith Korman is a literary agent and novelist. Over the years he has represented many nationally-known writers of fiction and non-fiction at his family's literary agency, Raines & Raines. The idea for Eden first came to him as a child when he saw the little calf jump across the stable in the prelude to William Wyler's Ben Hur. And he's been thinking about it ever since.

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