Little Lamb, Who Made Thee?: A Book about Children and Parents


A new and updated edition of this classic collection.

This volume of stories, essays, prayers, and poems portrays children and adults as they grapple with the deep realities of life. This new, updated edition contains twelve new stories.

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A new and updated edition of this classic collection.

This volume of stories, essays, prayers, and poems portrays children and adults as they grapple with the deep realities of life. This new, updated edition contains twelve new stories.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310248262
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 2/5/2004
  • Edition description: New and Expanded Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin’s writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children’s story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.

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Table of Contents

The Lamb 7
A Dedication: For My Own Four Children 8
Introduction: You Are, You Are, You Are 9
Part 1 The Child of His Parents
1. Spring Cleaning 15
2. Lookin' for Jesus in All the Wrong Place 19
3. "No, Grandpa, Watch My Mouth: Caffy-Caps!" 24
4. My Shield and Portion Be 36
5. 'Twas Grace That Taught My Heart to Fear 44
6. And Grace My Fears Relieved 48
7. But When I Became a Man 53
8. Cry 61
9. Kinder- und Hausmarchen 66
Part 2 The Pastor of Children and Parents Together
10. Turn and Become Like Little Children 79
11. I Love Thee, Baby B 84
12. An Instruction: The Difference Between Punishment and Discipline 88
13. An Instruction: Introducing Children to the Faith 95
14. Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? 110
15. All the Assaulted 119
Part 3 The Parent of His Children
16. Snowbound 123
17. "Masterpieces!" 128
18. No Fields of Yellow Flowers Anymore 132
19. Daughtertalk 147
20. The Altar of Motherhood 151
21. Commencement 155
22. P.U.T.T.T 159
23. To the Pools of Siloam 163
24. "I Always Knew You'd Call" 167
25. Keepsake 181
Part 4 The Parent of His Parents
26. Live Long on the Earth 185
27. Red, Red, the Bloodred Kiss 189
28. Dorothy--In the Crown of God 192
29. "Do You Remember That Night?" 196
30. Rise, Dorothy, Rise 200
Part 5 The Grandparent, Finally, of Many
31. A Noah Tree 205
32. A Psalm: God in a Grandchild, Smiling 212
33. My Name Is Dorothy Bohlmann 215
34. Dust 221
35. One Man on a Tractor, Far Away 222
36. When You Get There, Wait! 239
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