The Parable of the Lily

by Liz Curtis Higgs
Series: Parable Series #
25 pages, Picture Book
Reviewed by Queen Aravis of Archenland

Good, short, and fun read.


Maggie, the farmer's youngest daughter, loves getting gifts, especially mysterious ones. One wintry day, she receives a package in the mail. She excitedly opens the package to find a bulb buried in a crate of dirt. This was not what Maggie expected. She had hoped for a doll or a game, not a bulb that would one day become a plant. When spring comes, she finds the bulb in the cellar and tosses the lifeless thing into the garden, never to think of it again. . . until she walks outside on Easter morning and finds the most beautiful lily she has ever seen. Through the unique gift of a bulb, Maggie discovers the power of grace and forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter.


A girl does something wrong but then apologizes.

Spiritual Content

This book doesn't mention God, but a character allegorically represents God.



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Crude or Profane Language or Content



This easter storybook is a fun read for young children. It tells the story of how we are rebellious to God and "If we repent of our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Fun Score: 4
Values Score: 4.5
Written for Age: 5-7

Review Rating:

Average rating: 4 stars
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