Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Donkey and The King by Lorilynn Roberts

John 3:16 Marketing Network Excerpt Tour of
The Donkey and the King

Excerpt One

A donkey longs for an easier life with no heavy burdens and no one to tell him what to do. 
He runs away and becomes lost, but “good” finds him in the most unlikely of places.

Travel to the Bible lands and meet Baruch, a stubborn donkey, and other lovable animals:  Lowly, the pig; Much-Afraid, a small, lame dog; Worldly Crow, who isn’t as bright as he thinks he is; and a sheep, Little, sent on a special mission by the King. The ending of the story will delight young readers as they discover “good” exists in the world if they look and listen for it. 


When I was young, I hated doing chores. I suppose I was this donkey, rebellious and self-determined, but desperate for a friend—the one friend who would never leave me (or you). 

Here is a short excerpt from “The Donkey and the King.” This is the first stop on the tour. I hope you will visit all the blogs and participate in the John 3:16 Marketing Network Book Launch and win the grand prize.

 See details below.




Darkness fell on the stable and clouds cast shadows over the wilderness.  
Baruch twitched his ears and opened the gate




“Do I want to spend the rest of my life as a beast of burden?” Baruch murmured. 
“I’m tired of carrying around things I don’t want to carry.”

On every page is the hidden word “good.” 
Can you find it in the drawings above? 
If not, you can look below and see where the word is hidden. 

The unique quality about Kindle-enhanced books is that the drawings and font size can be enlarged for young readers. And for parents who can’t find the word, a QR code (a free AP is available for smart phones) and link is provided to facilitate the search. 
Some pages are more challenging than others (for older readers). 

If you enjoyed looking for the mouse in “Goodnight Moon” when you were young, 
your child will delight in looking for “good” in “The Donkey and the King.” 
The moral:  There is good in the world if you look and listen for the King’s voice. 




Details:
“The Donkey and the King” (A Story of Redemption)
99 cents December 1 through December 16
24 reviews, 4.8 stars
Ages 2-6


From December 1 through December 16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is hosting a Christmas Book Launch and “The Donkey and the King” is a featured book. 

As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift e-card to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to http://bit.ly/Christian_Books  and enter the Rafflecopter (toward the bottom of the page). And be sure and pick up your Kindle version of “The Donkey and the King” for 99 cents at http://bit.ly/Donkey_Kindle       

Next stop on Lorilyn Roberts’ Excerpt Tour:  Visit Janis Cox’s blog on December 4 at:  http://wp.me/p2yfqH-1b0




Lorilyn Roberts is an award-winning author who writes family-friendly books for the young, the young at heart, and all those in between. Visit http://LorilynRoberts.com to learn more.



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From December 1 through December 16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is hosting a Christmas Book Launch and The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman is a featured book. 

As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to: http://bit.ly/Christian_Books and enter the Raffle copter (toward the bottom of the page. Be sure and pick up your Kindle version of The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman for $.99 at http://bit.ly/Carole_B


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5 comments:

.Michelle Dennis Evans said...

This is a great book. Lovely to see Lorilyn sharing some of it on your blog. xx

Katy Lee said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing Lorilynn's wonderful story!

Lisa Lickel said...

Love this--I so look forward to sharing this with my grandchildren!

Paulette Harper Johnson said...

Nice illustrations. Great feature for Lorilyn

Lorilyn Roberts said...

Thank you for hosting me today on your blog. And thanks for everyone's kind comments. I can't take credit for the drawings. I can't draw anything except pictures that look funny. But the artist who did the drawings is a wonderful Christian Sister in Christ.