The Crippled Lamb (Review & Giveaway!)

Sometimes we just feel left out, don’t we?

I know I’ve had my fair share of disappointments (well into adulthood) when it comes to feeling left out of things that I think I should be included in. It’s hard. It hurts. It makes you want to crawl under the covers and sulk for a while.

While we haven’t had an issue come up with Jonah feeling left out yet, I know it is coming…sooner or later. It’s bound to happen. And when it does, I’m so glad I can help remind Jonah of the promise of something better~God’s purpose for him. The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado (and his three daughters) is a beautiful book addressing the very same thing.

The Crippled Lamb tells the story of a little lamb who is different, who is left out and left behind. But one starry night, he learns a lesson that is true for us all: “Don’t be sad…God has a special place for those who feel left out.” And what a job God has in store for this little lamb!

While The Crippled Lamb is a message of God’s individual purpose for each of us, it also is a perfect addition to your Christmas book collection (Yes, I just said Christmas…in August.) For all of you plan-ahead types, this would a great book to go ahead and purchase and tuck away for December reading fun. (We have a Christmas book basket that sits under our tree every year and this book is being added this year!)

Tommy Nelson, one of my absolute favorite companies, wanted to give you the chance to preview some of the story and beautifully illustrated pages. You can do so here at the Flipbook. (note: not all of the pages are available to view online…that would ruin the surprise!) And….they also wanted to give one away to one of YOU!

Want to win your own copy of The Crippled Lamb?

To Enter: Simply leave a comment below telling me how you encourage a child that feels left out OR tell me your favorite Bible verse you to turn to for a source of encouragement on those days you just feel like crawling under the covers and sulking.

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Giveaway will close Friday, September 2, 2011 at midnight. Winners will be chosen using “And the winner is…” WordPress plug-in.

Disclosure: I received one of the products mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am a “Tommy Mommy” and review products for Tommy Nelson on a voluntary basis, meaning I can pick and choose what I am interested in and applies to my family. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post does contain affiliate links.


  1. John 16:33
    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

  2. it’s hard to think of my little ones feeling left out. i like to remind my kids they are not of this world, and i say “don’t forget who you are and Who’s you are.” Psalm 139 is encouraging, too. looks like a very sweet book with an important life lesson! thanks sara!

  3. “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

  4. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like a great book. I love the others that Max Lucado has done for kids. I try to teach my kids to look out for the one that may be feeling left out. To be aware of how those around them are feeling. I already follow this blog and recieve emails…love it! I also liked this blog on facebook and commented.

  5. Please sign me up – I’m already a follower. I know Gracie will love the book as Max Lucado’s Hermie DVD is one of her favorites.

  6. Brittany T. says:

    I find Jeremiah 29:11 encouraging.

  7. Joshua 1:9 Be strong and of good courage. Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.

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