Book Review: “The Priest with Dirty Clothes” by R.C. Sproul (1997)

Few would argue that this current age is one of both luxury for our children and danger for their young minds. In these days of godless art and trash entertainment, how refreshing it is to find such pure and sensible amusements as those put out by R.C. Sproul and Reformation Trust! In the trend of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, R.C. Sproul has reconfirmed for a new generation that little else is healthier for the minds of our young ones than the captivating appeal of intense and biblical allegory.

In the story of The Priest with Dirty Clothes, Sproul shares simply the difficult truth that a Christian has been made acceptable to God through the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Children will follow Jonathan, a young priest who has been invited to preach a sermon to the great King, but who has muddied his priest clothes along the way. Will the King allow such filth in his presence? Will Jonathan be able to make himself presentable through his own efforts? Or will Jonathan need to pursue help from someone greater than he?

Through the delightfully fanciful artwork of Justin Gerard, Sproul brings the truth of Christ’s substitutionary righteousness to life for readers of all ages. As a new father, I cannot wait to share this story and others like it from Reformation Trust with my little boy. I highly recommend this book as both an enjoyable bedtime story and a sophisticated teaching aid for parents concerned about the spiritual futures of their children.

[Disclaimer: I received this book free for review from Ligonier Ministries]

©2011 E.T.

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