I always look forward to reading another of Max Lucado’s picture books. Not only do they have beautiful illustrations, but the stories are captivating tales that are allegories of Christian life.(When I gave the book to Emily to read, she said, “Oh, I love this author! He’s one of the best!”)
Coming Home tells the story of two boys who live on a dull gray island and are cared for by a ship’s captain. He tells them stories of a land where everything is colorful and happy. One day, the ship’s captain tells them he is leaving…
“I am going away for just a time,” he said. “I’m going to Bluestone to prepare your place. But I will come back and take you to be there with me.”
When he leaves, the boys try to wait and prepare for his return, but one is tempted to venture into the forbidden gray forest and loses hope….
We enjoyed this book and I was able to talk with Emily about the parallels between this story and our wait for Jesus’s return. It is a story that will be enjoyable and meaningful for any age and makes a nice addition to our collection of Max Lucado books. I did wish it were a bit longer, though, and the storyline not resolved quite so quickly.
This book is only $3.99 at Christianbook.com!
I received this book free from Crossway Homeschool Book Review Program in exchange for my honest review.