(Book Review) Flash

FlashReviewed by: Ceil Carey, long-time book discussion leader

Church: Community Christian Church, Yorkville, IL 60560


Title: Flash: The homeless donkey who taught me about life, faith, and second chances

Author: Rachel Anne Ridge

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

Publication Date: April 2015

Format: Hard Cover

Length: 233 pages


What a delightful book! Who would have known a homeless donkey could be such an inspiration and become such an important part of a family. From the day that Flash joined them, he changed hearts in the Ridge family. Author Rachel Anne Ridge gives the readers many spiritual insights that spring from her relationship with this sweet yet recalcitrant animal. The photos of Flash add so much to the story and you will fall in love with him. But truly the best parts are the lessons learned by the author which she attributes to Flash. You will be enchanted by the animal but also learn so much about the animal’s creator.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 out 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Adult Christians

Christian Impact

Each chapter gives lessons learned from this family’s relationship with Flash and not simply shallow discoveries but deeper ones, too.

Other Notes

Includes information on the author as well as discussion questions.

*This book was provided by Tyndale Publishers

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