The Prince’s Poison Cup By Dr. R.C. Sproul

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by Dr. R.C. Sproul

Recently, I stumbled upon another children’s book written by Dr. R.C. Sproul. I enjoyed reading his kid’s book: The Priest with Dirty Clothes earlier in April 2011. After finishing that book, a friend told me about another kid’s book Dr. Sproul wrote called The Prince’s Poison Cup. Not exactly the most positive sounding of book titles I’ll admit, but I wanted to see if this would be something both educational and exciting for my future kids. I’m actually glad I read this children’s book second, because it compliments The Priest with Dirty Clothes.

The Prince’s Poison Cup very simply put, is an allegorical tale. This story begins with a great and powerful King nicknamed ‘the King of Life’ who creates an entire city and its people. The city was beautiful and everyone within the city was happy until an evil enemy deceives the city folk. This shadowy foe persuades them to turn against the King, abandon the city, and live in their own settlement within the harsh desert where life is rough. The King desires to save his people from this evildoer, by sending his son the Prince to deliver them. As I read The Prince’s Poison Cup, I realized each of its events were allegorical for the overall gospel message presented throughout the Bible. I enjoyed reading this and I found nothing dull about the story. The artwork was beautiful and well detailed, although some pictures ought to have been on the same page as the story text for the sake of imagination. This was theologically accurate too. Like The Priest with Dirty Clothes, I recommend this book for any Christian parent who desires to teach their children more about God, Jesus, and the Bible itself.

Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: Ben Umnus was given a free copy of this book by Reformation Trust Publishing, but he was neither paid for his review nor was he commanded by Reformation Trust Publishing to write a positive review. This review is the personal, written opinion of Ben Umnus.  This disclaimer is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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