The Good Father
Luke 15: God is Patient
The Stories from Jesus Series
The wonderful parables of Jesus
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to Me – 2-5
Read Myself- 6-8
Jesus told a story about a young son, his older brother and their loving father. It’s a great story that teaches us about God and about how patient he is.
Jesus told stories, great stories, that tell us about who God is and what he is like. In the Stories From Jesus series the parables are retold and explained for young children.
- Learn it: God is Patient and Merciful
- Do it: Love God first. Love Others
- Find it: What Does God Want? 2 Peter 3:9
The Good Father is a colorfully illustrated story for little ones, based on a story in Luke chapter 15, known often as the parable of the prodigal son. But it’s important for children to see that the story Jesus told is not only about the son who went off to live sinfully and then repented and came home; it’s also about the older son, whose jealousy and anger at his repenting brother was wrong too! He was sinful, but just in a different way – he was self-righteous and thought of himself as better than his brother and deserving of his father’s gifts! Learn from the errors of both of these brothers as you see their patient father!
About the Author
Catherine MacKenzie has written several biographies for young teens in the Trailblazers series as well as other titles for younger children. She lives in Scotland and has several nieces and nephews – a perfect practice audience!