Friday, October 10, 2014

The Prince's Poison Cup

The Prince's Poison CupThe Prince's Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Those of us who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb desire desperately for those we come into contact with to share in our love and adoration of our great God.  But we oftentimes feel awkward in how we are to go about initiating Gospel conversations.

And, while it seems like it should be easier to do this with our children, even knowing how and when to engage in Gospel conversations with them can be daunting for parents.  One discipline that can alleviate some of this tension, and aid in beginning to genuinely open our eyes to the all-encompassing nature of the Gospel, is learning how to weave praise and Gospel conversations into the fabric of our everyday life.  Learning to see the world around us through the lenses of God’s redemptive narrative and then speaking in that manner will cause even the most mundane conversations to return to where they should always be, praising the One who gives us every breath.

This is what struck me as I began reading The Prince’s Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul.  The grandpa in the story had a reputation of being one who would always point back to God in whatever he was speaking about.  He could answer questions and tell stories in ways that entertained and thrilled his grandchildren.  But, much more importantly, he consistently used his words to point them back to the Lord.  I was overwhelmed by how great an example of that this story was.

As for the story itself, it is first class.  There is so much imagery and so much truth, jam-packed into this story.  Sproul leads the reader from creation to redemption and will lead to many, many conversations with your kids and will help solidify some concepts even in adult minds.  This is one worth re-reading to the kids and letting older-sbilings read to the younger.  Also, the art is wonderful.
This is a 5* book.  Concept, content, presentation, they are all top notch and a blessing.

*I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.

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