The Priest with Dirty Clothes by R. C. Sproul is a fantastic book for children. I read it to my daughter the other night for the first time and was she instantly drawn into the story. I continue to be a fan of R. C. Sproul’s short allegories.
The story of the priest with dirty clothes is based on Joshua the High Priest as referenced in Zechariah 3:1-5. A priest appears before the king, but his clothes are dirty so he is told to come back later with clean clothes. The priest searches high and low for someone to help him clean the stains out of his clothes. Soon he realizes that his only hope is to go to the Prince for clean clothes. The Prince claims to have a great solution, but the priest has to trust the Prince.
The Priest with Dirty Clothes is an enjoyable allegory about our sin and Christ’s righteousness. The discussion guide in the back of the book is a great way to make sure your kids have understood the story and it’s larger spiritual implications. Overall I really enjoyed the Priest with the Dirty Clothes and highly recommend the book. The retail price is $18.00 (hardcover), and the best price I found was at Reformation Trust for $14.40. I gave it five stars.
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