The Parable of the Lily: The Parable Series [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Parable of the Lily begins with a mysterious gift on a gray wintry day and ends one Spring morning with a joyous discovery.

The gentle Farmer from The Pumpkin Patch Parable lovingly helps His young daughter, Maggie, understand the power of grace and forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter.

A farmer's daughter receives a mysterious gift which she neglects and then discards, only to find out ...

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The Parable of the Lily: The Parable Series

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Overview

The Parable of the Lily begins with a mysterious gift on a gray wintry day and ends one Spring morning with a joyous discovery.

The gentle Farmer from The Pumpkin Patch Parable lovingly helps His young daughter, Maggie, understand the power of grace and forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter.

A farmer's daughter receives a mysterious gift which she neglects and then discards, only to find out on Easter morning how special it is. Bible verses link the story to the life of Jesus.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
The creators of The Pumpkin Patch Parable team up again on this Easter picture book. Maggie is utterly disappointed when she receives a box of dirt and some gardening instructions in the mail. She would much rather have had a toy or a doll. She neglects her gift all winter long and in disgust tosses it out the cellar door when springtime arrives. To Maggie's surprise, the bulb she hastily threw away produces a beautiful Easter lily in her family's garden. Higgs's simple declarative text, interspersed with short Bible passages about parallel events in Jesus's life, should prove a welcome challenge to beginning readers. Her use of capital letters when referring to the farmer, however, is confusing and invites closer examination of the story's intended meaning. Munger's artwork is unfortunately rendered in an almost-garish palette, though her compositions accurately capture the emotional dynamic between Maggie and her father. In the end, readers will take away a message of new life at Easter and may be encouraged to explore further stories from the Bible.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The creators of The Pumpkin Patch Parable team up again on this Easter picture book. Maggie is utterly disappointed when she receives a box of dirt and some gardening instructions in the mail. She would much rather have had a toy or a doll. She neglects her gift all winter long and in disgust tosses it out the cellar door when springtime arrives. To Maggie's surprise, the bulb she hastily threw away produces a beautiful Easter lily in her family's garden. Higgs's simple declarative text, interspersed with short Bible passages about parallel events in Jesus's life, should prove a welcome challenge to beginning readers. Her use of capital letters when referring to the farmer, however, is confusing and invites closer examination of the story's intended meaning. Munger's artwork is unfortunately rendered in an almost-garish palette, though her compositions accurately capture the emotional dynamic between Maggie and her father. In the end, readers will take away a message of new life at Easter and may be encouraged to explore further stories from the Bible. Ages 3-7. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418553401
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/7/1997
  • Series: Parable Series
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 404,486
  • Age range: 3 years
  • File size: 886 KB

Meet the Author

Liz Curtis Higgs is an award-winning speaker as well as the author of twenty-eight books, including Bad Girls of the Bible and Thorn in My Heart. Her Parable Series for children has been awarded the ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence.

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  • Posted April 18, 2014

    This book is the perfect read for the Easter season and also a l

    This book is the perfect read for the Easter season and also a lovely gift to tuck inside your child's Easter basket.  The story centres around a little girl named Maggie, a farmer's daughter, who receives a gift in the mail from her father that she is not too fond of (she would have rather received a doll or a toy).  It appears to be an old box of dirt with some instructions for gardening attached to it.  Who in the world would want that old thing?  She puts the unwanted gift in the basement and forgets all about it all winter long and then in the spring she runs across it again. She tosses it out the cellar door and it lands in the family garden.  Unknown to her the box of dirt contained a bulb, and that bulb  now nestles in the ground. After some rain and sun and nourishment from the soil,  low and behold a beautiful Easter lily appears and starts to bloom.  Maggie is overjoyed with the miracle of such a beautiful flower rising from what she had considered a worthless pile of old dirt.  Higg's simple tale is interspersed with short Bible passages that parallel the life of Jesus all through the book.  The illustrations add so much to the text and the expression are amazing.




    The reader takes away the message that new life begins with Easter (Christ's resurrection). It is a beautiful message allowing you to reflect on God's sovereign love and His promises for our lives. The book shows us that a simple humble gift (Jesus, God's son) can blossom into a beautiful promise of hope and a security and ensure a blessed future for everyone, should they decide to accept it.   

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