Ronnie Wilson's Gift is an absolutely wonderful 36-page
picture book for children of all ages. Ronnie Wilson, a young boy,
learns that Christ came to Earth with the gift of salvation. He
wants to give Jesus a gift in return, and he decides on his most
prized possession--a baseball glove signed by his uncle who plays
in the big leagues.
Ronnie quickly runs into an issue with his plan. He can't figure
out how to deliver this gift to Jesus in heaven. He first stop
is at the post office, and he is informed that gifts cannot be
mailed to heaven. As he leaves, he runs into a sad, hungry man
and thinks to buy this man a hot dog at the hot dog stand. His
next idea is to jump up to heaven on his trampoline. While jumping,
he noticed the boy next door watching him, and he invites this
boy to jump with him. The next day, Ronnie decides to tie the glove
to a balloon at a carnival, but about the time he plans to let
the balloon go, he notices a young girl upset because her balloon
had floated away. Ronnie gave this girl his balloon.
Ronnie went to bed feeling rather discouraged because he hadn't
been able to get the baseball glove to heaven. In Ronnie's dream
that night, Jesus thanks Ronnie for his gifts, and goes on to explain
that every time Ronnie loved his neighbor, he was giving a gift
to Him. Ronnie woke up the next day with a new plan for his baseball
glove. He gave it to a friend who wanted to play baseball but couldn't
because he didn't have a glove.
Ronnie Wilson's Gift is a fabulous book that reminds
us all, young and old, to look for opportunities to serve our Lord
by loving our neighbors--whoever they might be. This is a picture
book that belongs in every Christian's home library.