“I AM the bread of life” are the words of Jesus, describing how He humbled Himself to become man, in order that all people can have eternal life. “The story of rice” has the same theme. Mrs Ayako Ogawa Beltran is the writer and illustrator of “The story of rice”, a modern-day parable that can help children understand and learn about:
· The padi plant, a major agricultural product in Cambodia
·The growth of the padi from its initial planting to the time when it turns into rice
· What pride in man is and what it means to learn from mistakes
· How God changes man to become an instrument that can serve His kingdom
This book is suitable for children between the ages of 9 to 12 years old.