Thursday, March 25, 2010
The Flowering Cross by Beth Ryan
The Flowering Cross by Beth Ryan is a story about a child leading an adult to Christ through kindness. “Mean Old Jack” is a grumpy old man that Katie and her family kind of adopt like a grandparent. As the family shows him love and kindness his heart is softened for the message of Christ that is shared by 6 year old Katie at the foot of the Flowering Cross on Easter Sunday. Old Jack goes home and makes a table-sized cross for the families Easter table. And it becomes a tradition of the neighborhood children to pick flowers for the churches Flowering Cross each Easter.
Faith Imprint: These are located at the bottom of several pages and ask a question or for discussion to reflect what the bible says about to topics covered in the book along with scripture verses.
There are directions in the back to make a wooden table-sized flowering cross of your very own. It would be a great gift to give a child this book along with a cross for Easter.
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