Stubby is a donkey who feels he has been born all wrong. He’ll never find his Divine destiny because he’s got poor posture, doesn’t have a regal stance like Sly the stallion, and is always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Stubby never would have thought that he would be chosen to carry the King of Kings.
This might just be my favorite Christian children’s book. The minute we received Stubby’s Destiny, my five-year-old daughter wanted to read it. In this simple tale of a defeated donkey who ends up being chosen to carry Jesus into Jerusalem, children quickly learn about God’s love and following His plan.
As an AWANA Leader, and having taught Sunday school children for nearly twenty years, I know how challenging this concept can be for young people. It’s a concept we covered in this year’s Vacation Bible School program, and it is one that can’t be taught often enough.
Here is poor Stubby, thinking he’ll never amount to anything, and yet, he is chosen for the important task of carrying the King of Kings. How can children not be uplifted when reading such a story? My daughter instantly fell in love with Stubby, and the touching and beautiful illustrations provided by Kim Sponaugle, make Stubby’s story even better.
I applaud Dixie Phillips for being able to reach the heart of a child with her simple, but important story. Stubby’s Destiny is a favorite in my house, and it will soon be in yours too!
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