Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Prince's Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
The Prince's Poison Cup by R. C. Sproul is an allegorical story about the fall of man and Christ's sacrifice for our salvation. Grandfather tells Ella a story about a king whose people have turned away from him. He has to send his son - the prince - to drink a cup of poison to heal their stony hearts.
I thought the author did a great job of conveying the gospel through a "fairy tale" type story. The bigger message was clear and a parents' section at the end provides additional support for those who aren't as confident in unpacking these truths with their kids. Much of the book has great description as well, with only a few exceptions. The illustrations are beautiful and helped tell the story visually.
4 stars (out of 5)
I received a free copy of this book from The Reformation Trust in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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