Friday, April 22, 2016

Character Interview with the Donkey from Journey To The Cross by Shane Cloonan

We’re thrilled to be talking to the donkey from Shane Cloonan’s book  “Journey to the Cross”.

Thank you for your interview, donkey.  Can you tell us your story?      

Well not to brag or anything, but I was a key player in Jesus’ life.  I was chosen to go on a journey that was the most important event of my life…the most important event in history, the birth of Jesus and his crucifixion, God’s plan.


What would I love most about you?                                                                                                                                 
My loyalty and humility.


Where do you go when you are angry?                                                                                                                            
My quiet stable.


What is your most treasured possession?                                                                                                                         
The cross on my back which represents my journey in Christ’s life, and the love I showed him.


What is the trait you most not like about yourself?                                                                                                        
My stubbornness.


Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?                                                                                                       
Absolutely.   He felt all of my emotions.


I’m opening up your cabinet.  What foods do I see?                                                                                                       
Grass, hay and grain.  Maybe a few oats but they are really fattening.


Who is your best friend?                                                                                                                                                     
Jesus.


Do you have children?                                                                                                                                                         
Yes, 3, Two boys and one girl.



What’s you idea of a perfect meal?                                                                                                                                   
Fresh cut alfalfa.





Inside the Book:





Title: Journey to the Cross
Author: Shane Cloonan
Publisher: State Street Publishing
Publication Date: September 11, 2015
Pages: 35
Genre: Children's Christian Fiction


Book Description: 

This is the story of the Jesus donkey, a fictional tale that takes readers on a journey from our Lord's birth to his ultimate crucifixion. Though written and illustrated for young readers, this book is perfect for people of all ages who want a fresh, youthful perspective on the life of Jesus. The book's message is imbued in the strength and simplicity of hearts that are linked to other hearts by Jesus. Journey to the Cross follows the light of hope that first appeared on that special night in Bethlehem.


For More Information:
Journey to the Cross is available at AmazonBarnes & Noble


Meet the Author




Shane Cloonan is a resident of Elgin, Illinois and a high school freshman. This book, his first, started out as a grade school writing project. Shane is an avid outdoorsman. He also is an accomplished woodcarver. Shane took third place in his age group and category two years ago at the Ward World Championships Wildfowl Carving Competition in Maryland, then followed that up with a first-place finish in the International Woodcarvers Congress competition in Iowa.

You can visit Shane’s website at www.shanecloonan.com


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