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Guyton author takes Jesus’ birth from the view of a young donkey

POSTED: October 24, 2008 5:01 a.m.

GUYTON — In her new children's book, “The Christmas Donkey” (published by AuthorHouse), Linda Whitten-Goros offers readers a brand new look at a traditional story: the birth of Jesus and his purpose for man from the perspective of a young donkey named Apart. As the story begins:

“All Apart the donkey wanted was a new name. Why would his master give him such a name? Now everyone made fun of him. It was no wonder that he did not want to hang out with the other donkeys. He just wanted to be by himself and certainly did not want anyone riding him.

“Apart did not realize there was something special about to happen to him that would change the way he felt about everything. He would even come to understand what his name meant.

“Apart was about to experience how God can change your life when he touches you.”

In “The Christmas Donkey” it takes a very special encounter with an expectant young woman for Apart to finally "feel a touch from the master's hand" and realize what he was put on Earth to do.

“The Christmas Donkey” uses animals as a way of drawing children into the classic tale of Jesus' birth and helping them fully understand His role and the role of every creature in fulfilling God's plan.

Whitten-Goros believes that God has given her a passion for children and hopes that her book encourages them and adults in the "things of God."

A resident of Guyton, Whitten-Goros was born in Savannah in the late 1940s. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 41 years, and they have three children and three grandchildren.

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