Children’s Book: An Interview with R.C. Sproul on The Prince’s Poison Cup


My wife and I don’t have any children at the moment but I’m glad books like this are being written for us to go to.


With The Prince’s Poison Cup, Dr. R. C. Sproul continues his series of books designed to present deep biblical truths to children on their own level. In this work, he focuses on the atonement to show that Jesus had to endure the curse of sin in order to redeem His people from their spiritual death. He recently completed this interview:

What was the inspiration for The Prince’s Poison Cup?
My children’s stories are designed to teach significant biblical concepts using foundational biblical texts that ultimately end up as the framework of a story. The Prince’s Poison Cup refers to the cup of God’s wrath that Jesus had to drink. Through this story I am attempting to communicate the terrible price that Jesus had to pay for our redemption by being willing to drink that awful cup. This story is about Gethsemane and about the cross.

What is the youngest suitable age for this story?
3-7 year olds.


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