Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Book Review - Lukas' Maiden Voyage
During this Lenten season, Gene Price is rewriting the Easter story by adding a different point of view.
In Price’s new book, Lukas’ Maiden Voyage, he provides a Christian-fable that teaches the whole family about the importance of Easter.
Adding new and exciting twists to this annual story, Price casts the account from a unique point of view – Jesus’ donkey. Throughout this narrative, the reader will follow Lukas, a young donkey with physical aliments, and his first, and most important journey into Jerusalem with Christ. Along the way, Lukas overcomes the bullying for his differences and learns the true meaning of faith. Accompanied by illustrations of the young donkey’s journey, Lukas’ Maiden Voyage keeps children of all ages entertained.
About the Author
Gene Price spent 38 years in radio, moving from Lubbock, Texas to San Francisco to Los Angeles. He also attended Texas Tech University. Gene was the announcer for the NBC television's Roger Miller Show. He hosted a country music show on American Forces Network for 22 years and was named Billboard Magazine's Air Personality of the Year in 1981. He currently lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif. with his wife and has two daughters and four grandchildren.
My Take on the Book
What a unique story! I would not have considered the point of view of the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem. However, the book is not just this story, but it incorporates so many more positive and important messages that all parents will want to share with their children. I loved how the author took this story and made it so different. The message that was shared was special and poignant and definitely one that I would encourage all families to share with one another!
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