Dominique the Donkey is a tale about a wild donkey whose destiny is to carry the Virgin Mary to Bethlehem, and 33 years later, to watch her son, Dominic, carry Jesus triumphantly into Jerusalem.
Dominique is the hero of her own journey to Diamond Peak, the highest of the sacred mountains in the Land of the Sands, where she seeks her wildest dream - to find the meaning of her life.
She is sidetracked by the plight of Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. Her sympathy for the mother-to-be outweighs her wild nature, and she carries Mary to Bethlehem, learning the value of service.
After the Holy family returns to Nazareth, Joseph releases her, and she continues on her journey of discovery to Diamond Peak, only to realize that the meaning of her life is not to be found there.
Dominique returns to her wild herd outside Jerusalem to teach them what she has learned. There, she watches her son lose himself in service to Jesus by carrying Him into Jerusalem.
As the mother and son watch while Jesus is crucified, Dominique comes to a full understanding of her journey, and the meaning of her life.
At the crucifixion, Dominique and her son are rewarded for their service when the cross casts a shadow across their backs, a mark which donkeys have borne ever since.
Children will enjoy Dominique the Donkey as it makes the Bible stories of Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem, and of Jesus making his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, more engaging through an animal's perspective.
Parents will find the story useful in teaching their children about the value of a life of service, at the same time reminding themselves of the importance of the promise, "My yoke is easy, and my burden, light."
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|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)|
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