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.
Award-winning artist Chris Sharp has been writing and illustrating children's books and related materials in both the trade and liturgical markets for over 20 years. He lives in Saint Charles, Missouri. Chris Sharp es un artista ganador de varios reconocimientos. Por más de 20 años ha escrito e ilustrado libros para niños, así como libros en general y materiales parroquiales. Vive en St. Charles, Missouri.
A married homemaker with two grown children and two grandchildren, Luane Roche has worked as an elementary-school teacher's aide and teacher. She has taught fourth- and fifth-grade catechism classes and served as president of her parish's religious-education staff. A member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, she lives in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Luan Roche, ama de casa, esposa, madre de dos hijos y abuela de dos nietos, se ha desempeñado como maestra de educación primaria. Ha dado clases de catecismo a niños de 4° y 5° año, además de haber sido presidenta del consejo de educación religiosa en su parroquia. Forma parte también de la orden secular de las carmelitas descalzas y vive en Hoffman, Illinois.