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Watch this endearing cease-action video of “rocks crying out” presenting the life-altering story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey in the days prior to his crucifixion and resurrection. It is made by Patti Rokus, author of the book, He Is Risen: Rocks Inform the Story of Easter (Zonderkidz, 2019).
Luke 19:35-36 (NIrV)
They threw their coats on the young donkey and place Jesus on it. As he went along, men and women spread their coats on the road.
Luke 19:37-38 (NIrV)
Jesus came close to the spot exactly where the road goes down the Mount of Olives. There the complete crowd of disciples started to praise God with joy. In loud voices they praised him for all the miracles they had noticed. They shouted,
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 118:26)
“May there be peace and glory in the highest heaven!”
Luke 19:39 (NIrV)
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd spoke to Jesus. “Teacher,” they stated, “tell your disciples to cease!”
Luke 19:40 (NIrV)
“I inform you,” he replied, “if they preserve quiet, the stones will cry out.”
A Savior Is Born and He Is Risen are published by HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the parent business of Bible Gateway.
Bio: Patti Rokus, the rock lady, cannot cease choosing up rocks on her hikes all through the Pacific Northwest. Getting outdoors applied to be about the trees, sky and critters, but now it is all about rocks, mainly because they inform stories, which can be noticed in her internationally published books and viral videos. Youngsters and adults all more than the planet are recreating her art with stones and pebbles of their personal – deepening their connection to God and discovering peace in our busy planet.
As a recovering corporate solution manager with providers like Nike and Microsoft, Patti knows what it is like to really feel also busy to prioritize what matters most. So, she left it all to release her inner artist and come across approaches to share her like for nature and the Creator. She’s committed to assisting us reconnect to our supply and come across higher contentment. Her speaking engagements and on the net presentations are filled with rock art demonstrations and stories of unexpected serendipity that has led to a pretty unexpected life. She is also a singer/songwriter, a Christian, and a teacher of self-discovery.
Patti says anytime she finds a heart-shaped rock, she’s certain it is a like note from God. But when all types of rock shapes became irresistible, she gathered a bucket complete on a solo camping trip in Montana. Later, when she spilled them out and pushed them about, she found the complete nativity story told by these very same rocks. These images turned into national book deal—A Savior Is Born. A second book emerged of rocks telling the story of the final week of the mortal life of Jesus—He Is Risen. Pay a visit to her web page, RocksTellStories.com. Every web page is frame-capable but also powerfully serve as teaching tools for studying the Bible stories of Jesus and the Superior News. This coffee-table books has a beautiful embossed cover of sparkling foil and spot gloss that practically shouts, “Open and savor the Word of God in images as you have by no means noticed it told just before. These collector’s books are the 1st in a series on the Life of Jesus.
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