The Crippled Lamb. By Max Lucado. Illustrated by Liz Bonham. Thomas Nelson Pub. 1994/9. 32 pages. [Christian Picture Book]
Once upon a time in a sunny valley, there lived a little lamb named Joshua.
Joshua the lamb is sad, sad, sad. Why? Well because he's a crippled lamb. He can't run and play with all the others. His only friend is a cow. A cow named Abigail. After being left behind one day, Joshua is as sad as sad can be, until a young couple and their newborn child show him the Way.
Call me oh-so-silly, but I didn't get that this one was a Christmas story. If I had known, I would have had it read and reviewed in time for Christmas. Oh well, now I know. And truth-be-known, Christmas stories can be enjoyed year-round if they're about, you know, the real reason for the season.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible