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Sheep & Goat Go To The Ice Cream Parlor encourages children to live a life of compassion, based on the parable of the Sheep and the Goats that Jesus gave us in Matthew, Chapter 25. It's about two fun-loving farm characters who experience the excitement of the big city and its key attraction – The Mega Ice Cream Parlor, with its video arcade and world's largest ice cream cones. Through their adventures, children will see the contrast between living a selfish life and living a life that shows concern for others. They'll learn how living a life of love and compassion will pay off in the end – and will be rewarding along the way.
The book helps us to "Discover the Sheer Joy Of Following Jesus." It teaches us how to Live Right, Learn Right, Love Right and Land Right. (And landing right means ending up in heaven with Jesus!)
Sheep & Goat Go To The Ice Cream Parlor has received an imprimatur from the Catholic church, Lincoln Diocese.
Get To Know Sheep & Goat: If you've ever gone to Catechism or Sunday school, you've probably heard of…
- Adam & Eve…
- Mary & Joseph…
- Jonah & the Whale…
- Daniel & the Lions…
- David & Goliath…
- Esther & Mordecai…
But you may not have heard of the Bible's most adventurous pair, until now… introducing Sheep & Goat. Click here to visit (or return to) the GIFT web site. You can also contact the Global Institute For Transformation at firstname.lastname@example.org. More GIFT items available at the GIFT Shop.
Reader's comments on Sheep & Goat book
"My daughter has hundreds of books she can choose from, but there are two that are her faviorites. One is a pocket sized Bible, and the other is the Sheep & Goat book. Every time I read her the Sheep & Goat book I get chills as the story is moving, and I know God is working through this book," writes Will Turner, a young father from Omaha.
"We love the book (Sheep & Goat)!!! We read it at supper, and the kids had us read it over. The kids loved Sheep and Sheep's friend PIG and we asked them if they had any PIG friends and if they are a PIG to their friends. (PIG, Sheep's friend is also an acronym for Partner in Godliness). They also talked about how they can help people daily. What a great book!!! We hope there are more books like this in the works. We want to send some to our nieces and nephews. What a great message and it was done in a way the kids loved," writes the Neeley family from Lincoln.
"Thanks for bringing the Sheep & Goat book to our Bookshop for examination. It's a delightful children's book that I am sure will have wide appeal to children. Our young people need books of this type with a strong message of God's love for us. As a former teacher I know children will enjoy the text and the pictures while learning an important lesson. It would be a positive addition in any classroom as well as any home. The Dedication included in the book lists only some of the positive lessons that can be stressed after reading the book. We would certainly carry it in our Bookshop. We shall encourage teachers to use it in classrooms as well as in homes." writes Mariann Kozisek, Christ the King Bookshop.
"I have reviewed Sheep & Goat Go To The Ice Cream Parlor and this is a title we would gladly stock in our store," writes Tim Brox, Gloria Deo Bookstores.
Tim Maurer is the founder of the Global Institute For Transformation. GIFT's mission is: "Transforming hearts, lives and communities by helping people receive, fan into flame and share the GIFT of God."
Tim's passion is helping people come to appreciate God - our creator, provider and savior - and helping them enjoy a right relationship with their loving God.
Tim taught his children the parable of the Sheep & Goat for years, because it conveys what a right relationship with God involves - that we live lives of love and compassion.
In the parable, Jesus says at the end of the world he's coming back to judge us. He'll separate the people as a shepherd separates the Sheep from the Goats. He'll put the Sheep on his right and the Goats on his left. To those on his right he'll say, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat..." (Please read Matthew 25: 31-46.)
Tim has fond memories of sharing this parable with his children while putting them on his knees... bouncing them from knee to knee... and when they landed on his right knee, he'd say, "Yah! We're with the Sheep. Enter the kingdom!"
Tim wrote this book because he simply can't put all the children of this world on his knees to bring this message to life.
Tim and his wonderful wife, Roberta, have four incredible children, Rachel, Stephen, Paul and Naomi.