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Priest With Dirty Clothes
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In this new edition of his classic story, The Priest with Dirty Clothes, Dr. R.C. Sproul continues his project of illustrating theological concepts for children. In this book, he teaches the concept of imputation, which lies at the heart of the important biblical doctrine of justification. Using the story of Joshua the high priest (Zechariah 3:1–5) as his jumping- off point, Dr. Sproul weaves a classic tale about a young priest who is invited to preach his first sermon before the king and his court. But on his way to the palace, he falls from his horse, getting his clothes hopelessly muddy. Jonathan finds that he needs powerful help if he is to stand before the king. This edition of The Priest with Dirty Clothes includes all-new illustrations by Justin Gerard and a new “For the Parents” section to help them bring out the truths of the book for their children.
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4 Stars
I read this to three boys ages 9-13, probably a little older than the target age. They followed it and enacted with it well, though I don't think they were crazy about it. What I most appreciated was that it got them thinking. I told them up front that it was an allegory so they would stop me and tell the meaning behind the story. They seemed pleased that they had figured it out and I was pleased that they were thinking and that they could catch the parallels. However, I was puzzled by a couple of things. I'm not sure why the main character was a priest before he received his new robe. I was also troubled that he is portrayed as getting dirty accidentally and is immediately saddened by his dirtiness. You are made to sympathize with him and to feel like he deserves to have clean clothes because after all it wasn't his fault that he got dirty. I know that no allegory can be perfect in every detail, but this seems like a crucial part of the gospel story that cannot afford to be misrepresented. I still think it is a good book, but I would consider explaining the parts that aren't true to life.- Heather Thieneman