I’d like to thank Christian Focus Publications for sending me Two Fat Camels: The Story of Two Rich Men from Luke 18-19 by Douglas Sean O’Donnell in return for my honest review.
Two Fat Camels by Douglas Sean O’Donnell (CF4K, 2015) is a wonderful picture book on Luke chapters 18 and 19. The book is engaging, creative, and accurate, and the illustrations by Gail Schoonmaker are fabulous.
Mr. O’Donnell, a professor in Biblical Studies at Queensland Theological College in Brisbane, Australia takes on the important subject of riches and idolatry in regard to salvation. By contrasting the story of the rich young ruler in Luke 18:18-30 with the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector in Luke 19:1-10 with creative commentary added to the storytelling, O’Donnell creates a unique children’s Bible storybook. He successfully takes on a complex theme and simplifies it, while at the same time making it engaging and fun to read. This was so much fun to read that I read it aloud to myself in the middle of my garden. I might have gotten a couple of strange looks from passersby. [Read more…]