The Crippled LambBy
Written by Max Lucado
Illustrations by Liz Bonham
Have you ever felt that something about you kept you separate from the rest of “the crowd”? In this story, a little lamb named Joshua feels exactly the same way. He was born with one leg that didn’t work quite right and found it hard to keep up with the rest of the sheep. However, life brought Joshua a best friend named Abigail who happened to be a cow and Josh’s story unfolds.
Because Joshua can’t keep up with the other sheep, he needs to stay behind one snowy night in the barn with Abigail and gets to witness the miracle of the birth of Jesus. Joshua not only witness it, but provide the warmth for the brand new baby who shivered in the cold. The story is a wonderful retelling of the Nativity story as well as a tale of how the obstacles and conditions of one’s life often open the doors that offer the biggest blessings.
Although I cringe a bit at the use of the word “crippled”, in the title, this book is a great read, a real inspiration and joy! Also great for reading aloud.
The inspiring story that has encouraged thousands of children who have felt left out or who have special needs.
In this timeless bestseller, readers experience the tender love God has for those who feel alone and different. Joshua was a lamb with a crippled leg who felt left out because he couldn’t run and play like the other lambs. But God had a very special plan for Joshua’s life, as He does for all who feel alone. Readers can expect a gentle tug on their hearts as the little lamb’s prayers are answered in an amazing way. Original oil-painting illustrations by Liz Bonham brilliantly capture the beauty and warmth of this endearing story.
Meets national education standards.