The son of a tentmaker, Saul of Tarsus was an ardent defender of the Jewish faith who persecuted followers of Jesus Christ for their beliefs. Riding one of his father’s donkeys, Saul set out to punish anyone who believed Jesus was the Messiah. Suddenly on the road to Damascus, he was hit with a blinding light, knocked to the ground, and lost his sight. Saul soon heard the call of Jesus, was baptized as a Christian, and became known as Paul.
After his conversion, Paul traveled in the name of Jesus from Damascus to Antioch, Cyprus, Perga, Iconium, and Lystra to build Christ’s church and spread the Christian faith. The humble donkey witnesses the miracles Paul performed and recounts his journey with the apostle in this beautifully illustrated biblical adaptation for children.
About the Author
Adele Colvin is a songwriter whose work has been featured in songbooks and worship services. Colvin received a BA from Vanderbilt University and is an active member of her church. She is the author of The Donkeys’ Tales and The Donkey’s Easter Tale, which are both available on CD. Colvin lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband.
About the Illustrator
Peyton Carmichael’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the southeast and New York. She was the recipient of the Silver Bowl Award for Literature at the 1985 Birmingham Festival of Arts. This is her fourth collaboration with Adele Colvin.
THE DONKEY OF TARSUS
His Tales about the Apostle Paul
By Adele Colvin
Illustrated by Peyton Carmichael
JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
32 pp. 8 3/4 x 10 5/8
30 color illus.