I first wrote this children's story as a play that my youth Sunday School Class performed for the church approximately 28 years ago. This is a story not only for youth, but also for everyone. The most important parts are taken from the Bible. The rest of the story is from my imagination of what may have happen on their journey to Bethlehem. Adults can use this story to explain God’s free gift to mankind. Jesus after his birth was the greatest teacher of all time of how God expects everyone to live and teach others. Enjoy this Christmas story as told by a donkey.
SAMPLE 1: I first wrote this children's story as a play that my youth
Sunday School Class performed for the church approximately 28 years ago.
This is a story not only for youth, but also for everyone. The most
important parts are taken from the Bible. The rest of the story is from
my imagination of what may have happen on their journey to Bethlehem.
Adults can use this story to explain God’s free gift to mankind.
Jesus after his birth was the greatest teacher of all time of how God
expects everyone to live and teach others. Enjoy this Christmas story
as told by a donkey.
SAMPLE: 2: So you think I am just a donkey! I have a story to tell that
will amaze you and change your mind. Yes, I was in a corral with many
other donkeys when one day a man was looking me over. You see I was
different from all the other donkeys. I was a different color and not
quite shaped like the others. Very rarely would I ever be chosen for
caravans, work, or any traveling. This man told our keeper, “I like
this donkey and wanted to know more about him”. The keeper told this
man that this donkey was too gentle and too timid, and that the other
donkeys avoid him. Most donkey drivers ignored Durance. This is the
name we assigned this donkey. The keeper said, “Joseph, I am sure for
your journey you will need a much better donkey”. I knew that once
again I would not be chosen. The other donkeys were making fun of me
when they heard what the keeper said.
SAMPLE: 3 As we began to eat breakfast I heard a strange sound. I
looked around and found a large snake crawling up the hill. I walked
over slowly towards the snake and with both hind legs, kicked him far
away from us. Joseph rushed over to me and gave me a big hug around my
neck, thanking me for what I did. I made a soft gentle Winnie sound to
thank him. Mary asked what happened. Joseph replied, “Durance just
saved us from what was probably the Devil as a snake. Durance kicked
the snake so hard it will never return”. Mary replied, “Durance is
a Godly donkey and now I know we are safe with him being with us”.
SAMPLE: 4 Joseph went to the last Inn and soon came out the door. There
was also a man and women with him. Joseph in a loud voice, “pleaded
with them to at least find a place for Mary my wife to have the baby.”
The women spoke up and said to her husband,” what about our
stables.” Joseph told them “we will take even the stables for Mary
and the baby.” The Inn keeper said “I only have one and we can go
and clean it up for your wife.” Both the Innkeeper and his wife took
Joseph, Mary and me to the stables.
Excerpted from "A Donkey Christmas" by Ken Shores. Copyright © 2017 by Ken Shores. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
My name is Kenneth E. Shores (website www,authorkenshores.com) Honored to be selected first page 2017 Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition as Professional of the Year Born May 5, 1932, in Dupont, Indiana Served my Country - U. S. Army November 3, 1949 to January 27, 1953 Served overseas under United Nations July 1950 to January 1953 Disabled Veteran - April 8, 1951 45 years of education - work record - from laborer to upper management, including International, owned several businesses and traveled over most of the world. Selected to be included as part of 100 selected for 2017 Stratemore"s WHO'S WHO Worldwide distribution. I Started writing my first book March 22, 2007 the same day God placed in my mind during my daily devotional time, the beginning, the end, everything I was to write and the title, all in about ten minutes. God is the real author of this book. The first edition book was published in December, 2012 for others to experience how GOD is REAL. God's timing regarding the second edition book was delayed for unusual reasons, until Dr. Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas book "How Can I Know" was published. Dr. Jeffress book address the subject "Is There A God", using facts and good logical reasoning, however my book “Is There A God" book, covers the subject as a person's life story as living proof to the answer of "Is there a GOD". Second edition published June 2015 with name changed to original name given to me. Book increased pages from 301 to 382. Third edition was published July 2017 and reduced to 330 pages.
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