Young people naturally dream about their futures. They are influenced by family, friends, and teachers as well as the Bible and other books, television, movies, life experiences, and their unique abilities. Reinforcing dreams with positive role models is essential. Ori's story, along with the Discussion Guide included at the end of the book, helps young readers share thoughts and questions with friends and small groups. Ori the donkey overhears his master talking to his son about God, creation, and a special purpose for every living thing. Convinced that he has his own special purpose-one which exceeds what others expect of him-Ori overcomes hardship and discouragement through faith and perseverance. This allegorical story will inspire young readers to do the same.
|Publisher:||Deep River Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)|
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Wonderful book! Love the way Ori's Amazing Purpose teaches children that regardless of who they are or where they come from or what kind of situation they are in - G-d has a special purpose for each one of us. Love the Discussion Questions at the end of the book. Highly Recommend!
Ori's Amazing Purpose is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Reviewed by Robin Clark for Readers Favorite Ori is a very special part of an amazing time in Christian history. He is the one to carry our Lord and Savior into the city of Jerusalem during the Passover. Ori is the donkey colt spoken of in Zechariah: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). This story is written through the eyes of Ori. He overhears his master, Ezra, speaking with his sons and telling them of God, his love for us, his creation of all things, and how he has a special purpose for everyone. Ori is sure that there is more to the life of a donkey than just pulling a cart. So when his master sells him to another, he meets another donkey named Omar, to whom he begins to tell of God and of the special plans he has for all. Omar tells Ori to accept his lot in life and stop believing in such nonsense. But Ori just knows that the God who created him does indeed have a grand plan for him. Follow Ori on his wonderful journey of discovery. How delightful! What a great story for your children. It explains faith and God’s special purpose for you in a way that your kids can grasp. It is a marvelous idea to describe such a wonderful time in Christianity through the eyes of an animal who had the honor of carrying our Lord through the palm lined streets of Jerusalem during Passover. Blessings to the authors Mike and Carol Wyrick.