He was the straightest and sturdiest tree in the whole forest-and wasn't afraid to say so. His very name reflected the arrogance he felt, from his roots, all the way up his trunk, and through his green, leafy branches. Rex truly believed he was the king of trees-until an amazing event changed his life and the lives of all creation. This imaginative story of the crucifixion is told from the viewpoint of Rex, the tree that became the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Proud and ungrateful at first, Rex learns a lesson in humility from the humble and gentle Jesus - a lesson that crystallized the importance of sacrifice and the power of love. Recommended for all ages, especially 6 to 10.
This timeless tale tells children the story of the crucifixion from the viewpoint of Rex, the tree that became the cross Jesus carried to Calvary. Now revised with illustrations from the awardwinning animated Liguori video, this wonderful story will teach children a valuable lesson in humility and love while also helping them to understand the power of Jesus' love and the importance of his sacrifice.
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