Ori's Amazing Purpose

Children - Grade 4th-6th
80 Pages
Reviewed on 05/28/2012
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Author Biography

Mike and Carol Wyrick combine their varied experiences to create stories for young people that convey important biblical concepts. Mike is a medical administrator who has participated in medical missions around the globe. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Baylor University. He enjoys teaching “Crash Course through the Bible” at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX. Carol is an art historian and former Director of Education at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Eastern Washington University. Carol loves being a mentor mom with Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS).

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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.