Remember Balaam? He is the main character in the biblical story of the talking donkey. Balaam has the dubious distinction of being known as the Judas of the Old Testament. What did he do to deserve such a reputation? King Balak of the Moabites hires Balaam, a well-known soothsayer to curse the Israelites who are amassed on his border. King Balak knows he needs "divine help" to defeat the Israelites, and Balaam has a strong reputation. Whoever he blesses is blessed and whoever he curses is cursed. Does Balaam's donkey really talk? Why? Does Balaam heed his warning? When God won't let Balaam curse the Israelites, what Plan B does he devise? Balaam's story earns a PG-13 rating because of violence.
About the Author
I like to write, read, teach, sing, play the piano, swim, cook, play in the yard, and walk by the ocean. I prefer coloring books to plain paper, summer to winter, daytime to nightime, and morning to afternoon. I like large families, but I prefer to visit with one friend at a time. I love to study the Bible and discuss what God is doing in the world today, but I can't handle really scary adventure novels. I am more interested in people and animals than in rocks and plants.
I tutor reading and writing and prefer second graders. I live with my husband Bill and cat Sasha in the center of California.