“Flash” [the Donkey], by Rachel Anne Ridge

Photo from Flash’s Facebook page
(link is below)

Time for another look at my bookshelf! This is a bonus post because I wanted to squeeze it in right now, while Flash is hot off the press. Also the book is a great weekend read!

Ridge, Rachel Anne. Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances. Tyndale Momentum, Tyndale House, Carol Stream, IL, 2015.

First, from the publisher:

Meet Flash: a quirky, unconventional hero with gigantic ears, a deafening bray, a personality as big as Texas, and a story you’ll never forget. It’s the heartwarming true tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home–and forever changed a family.

My turn:
I know few storytellers as whimsically captivating as Rachel Anne Ridge. She writes with a gentle, conversational voice that echoes Flash’s own unhurried gait. And humor? Oh, my, yes–I mean, who names a stodgy, bedraggled little donkey “Flash,” anyway? But even as she relates incident after hilarious incident, Rachel interweaves some deeply poignant scenes with the chuckles.

Who knew that a donkey’s simple approach to life could inspire us humans to live with greater purpose and thankfulness? I’m glad Rachel listened to her donkey, and that she is sharing what she learned with the rest of us.

For more about his book, check out Flash’s website here!

You can also visit Flash on Twitter @FlashTheDonkey or Click Here to visit him on Facebook.

Thanks for reading,

Note: This post is now linked up with Literary Musings over at “Circling the Story,” Ashley Hales’ site.
June 1, 2015

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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1 Response to “Flash” [the Donkey], by Rachel Anne Ridge

  1. Ken Dowell says:

    We can in fact learn some stuff from animals. Things like how to focus on what is really important. This sounds like a delightful story.


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