Lynn Norscott Writes The Little Pig Who Couldn’t Get Fat: A Christian Allegory

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Christian artist and author Lynn Norscott writes The Little Pig Who Couldn’t Get Fat. Norscott’s allegorical tale compares the greedy, selfish society of the pig sty with the world’s modern materialistic society and explains why God selected sheep to represent his chosen followers

Holy Fire Publishing (http://www.christianpublish.com) releases The Little Pig Who Couldn’t Get Fat (Paperback, U.S. $12.00, ISBN:978-1-60383-302-8).

Lynn Norscott writes an allegorical tale to explain why the Lord selected sheep to represent his chosen followers. For readers of all ages who enjoy Biblical imagery and its messages.

Lynn Norscott writes The Little Pig Who Couldn’t Get Fat, an allegory that compares the similarities of modern materialistic society and the greedy, selfish society of the pig sty, which Grundig, an adventurous young pig, rejects. Grundig, turned out of the sty because he couldn’t get fat enough for market, sets out to discover what life is all about and finds himself the reluctant shepherd of a group of lost, helpless and bickering sheep determined to get back on the right track. Similar to Christians, the sheep, which become lost, misled by deviant shepherds and in danger of being devoured by wolves, need to be saved. Through their experiences, the sheep, and readers, gain the desire to stay on the right trail, help others do the same, and love the Lord the way he loves them, even when they feel lost. Readers of all ages who enjoy Biblical imagery and its messages will find this story engaging.

“The Little Pig Who Couldn’t Get Fat is a lighthearted allegorical tale that attempts to shed light on why the Lord selected sheep to represent his chosen followers. When Grundig is turned out because he lacks the desire to conform to the weight-gaining regimen of the pigsty, he decides to search for friendly creatures who can explain what life is really all about. After encounters with a herd of snooty cows and frivolous goats, Grundig stumbles upon a group of lost, young sheep separated from their shepherd. He decides to help them so he can be on his way, but is drawn deeper into their quest to get back on the right trail. Through Grundig's cleverness, they fool a band of dangerous wolves. While on a false trail, they encounter a large flock of sheep led by an eccentric shepherd who muddies their only drinking water. Grundig must lead his little flock, along with those who abandon the large flock, in search of clean water on the high mountain. At the mountain, they encounter the Lion Guardian who tells Grundig he will only find what he is searching for after he drinks from the spring of pure water and climbs to the top of the mountain. After struggling to the top of the mountain, Grundig is surprised to find that nothing of importance can be seen; however, with the help of a new friend, Gilbert, he learns that the unseen feelings within are the truly important things that will tell him the real meaning of life. Now, Grundig must depend on his newly found knowledge to guide his little flock to the Green Pastures, prepared for those who seek pure water, follow the true shepherd, and stay on the right trail.” -- Lynn Norscott

Lynn Norscott lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband Ted. She grew up in the hill country of the Sierras, where numerous flocks of sheep and other animals inhabited the slopes. As an avid Bible reader, the allegorical messages of the Bible intrigued her, especially those concerning the lowly, defenseless sheep. Lynn believes that allegorical images have more impact than words alone, because they involve a deeper meaning on another level. Writing a religious story about lost sheep has been a fulfilling experience for Lynn, who writes with her children and grandchildren in mind. Scheduled book signing: October 3, 2010, Orange County Children's Book Festival, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Holy Fire Publishing (http://www.christianpublish.com), publisher of hundreds of Christian books, helps Christian authors reach the world through the printed word.

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