The Donkey And The King ….A Story of Redemption By: Lorilyn Robert Illustrated by: Linda S. DiFranco


The Donkey And The King
A Story of Redemption
By: Lorilyn Robert Illustrated by: Linda S. DiFranco

the donkey and the kingIn The Donkey and the King, Lorilyn Roberts teaches Jesus’ love and forgiveness to children through a cast of small animals. Baruch thought the world was better on the other side of the way he was living, so he decided to take off and see what the future held for him. He thought he would be free and no one could tell him what to do. He soon finds out that life is not what it’s cracked up to be in the world. He misses his friends and the safety of his home.

On his journey he meets a sheep that was sent by the King to find Baruch, which really scares Baruch because he couldn’t figure out why the King, who didn’t even know him, would send the sheep to find him. This couldn’t be good!

This book is absolutely precious! I love the beautiful story of Baruch the donkey and how he found forgiveness in his life. Of course my almost 3 year old niece has a donkey named Jake, so she wouldn’t hear of this one’s name being Baruch, it was Jake for her! (sorry Lorilyn, I couldn’t convince her J).  She adores this book and carries it around with her a lot. She reads it herself now, looking at the pictures and telling her own story. The story of Baruch is beautiful and has a wonderful message, the colors are captivating and will capture the interest of children. And the sweet adorable animals on the front of the book will have your child begging for this adorable book.

I highly recommend this book for your child’s library. You just can’t go wrong having a strong Bible based book teaching children the truth of the love and forgiveness of Jesus, and why we really celebrate Christmas. And it also teaches the valuable lesson of being content, that things are not always better with someone else or in another situation. I can’t say enough about the illustrations in the book either! The animals are so cute and adorable and the colors are beautifully blended together. You just gotta see this book to believe it!

I want to thank the author Lorilyn Roberts for providing a copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to give a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.


Lorilyn RobertsLorilyn Roberts is an award-winning Christian author who writes for the young and the young at heart.

When not writing books, Lorilyn provides closed captioning for television. She’s adopted way too many cats from the humane society (she failed as a foster mother) and indulges her border collie, Sirius Black, with far too many walks, but that’s because he thinks all her books are wonderful. And yes, he came from the humane society, too.

Lorilyn is a single mother by choice. She adopted her two daughters from Nepal and Vietnam. Read her Amazon best-selling memoir, Children of Dreams, endorsed by New York Times best-selling author Jerry Jenkins, and be inspired.

Lorilyn has been a speaker at various events and functions, including women’s groups, adoption support groups, and writer workshops. She is the former president of the Gainesville Chapter of Word Weavers International.

Lorilyn has appeared on many radio and television shows, including WATC 57 Friends & Neighbors out of Atlanta, Georgia, and Discovery Channel’s Monsters Inside Me related to increasing awareness of parasitic infections in international adoption.

Lorilyn is the founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network, a network of Christian authors originally formed to launch books with a Christian worldview. More recently, the network has evolved into a network of Christian authors who share expertise in the ever-changing world of book marketing.

Lorilyn has also been involved with the charitable organization Child Hope International bringing Christian books to the orphans of Nepal. She has coordinated the donation of over two hundred books from John 3:16 authors to prisoners at the Wakulla Correctional Institute in Tallahassee, Florida, and she has donated many copies of her award-winning devotional book, “Am I Okay, God” to Created Gainesville, a charitable organization that ministers to women involved in the sex trafficking trade.

Seventh Dimension Series:

Seventh Dimension – The Door, Book 1 (free on Kindle)
Seventh Dimension – The King, Book 2
Seventh Dimension – The Castle Book 3
Seventh Dimension – The City Book 4 (available March 2016)

Seventh Dimension – Am I Okay, God? (companion book to The Door)

Visit Lorilyn’s website or blog (where you can sign up for special offers and other goodies by joining her email list):



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