Happy Good Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. In honor of Good Friday & Easter Sunday, today I’m featuring the first line of an Easter novel that I read and loved in upper elementary school – Vinegar Boy by Alberta Hawse.
Something about this story just captivated me as a child, and I was excited to discover it again after a roundabout Google search… because I remembered everything BUT the title haha. It’s (obviously) been repackaged since I read it in the mid 1980s and I’m glad that modern audiences can read it too!
and the first line is…
Light began to flow from the jug of the morning.
Abandoned by his parents and shunned from society, Vinegar Boy is certain he’ll be adoped once Jesus removes the ugly birthmark that scars his cheek. But when he carries the drugged vinegar wine to a crucifixion, he finds himself face to face with the only One who can heal his face. Is there still time for a miracle?
A gripping story of a boy’s dramatic encounter with Christ on the cross, this book is a classic work of fiction that has inspired thousands of Christians for decades. Newly repackaged classic is sure to be a hit with all kids and adults too.
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