Journey Of Hope For Man: Dusk: God’s Chosen Donkey

Carolyn Budd-Goertzen’s first book in her Donkey Chronicles trilogy starts before the birth of Jesus and gives readers the love story of Joseph and Mary and their journey to Bethlehem as seen through the innocent eyes of Dusk, their beloved donkey.
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Oct. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- Author and artist Carolyn Budd-Goertzen announced today the release of DUSK: GOD’S CHOSEN DONKEY published by Outskirts Press.  Budd-Goertzen’s inspirational fiction brings to life the world of ancient Israel and the love of Joseph and Mary in a magical tale narrated by the humble donkey, Dusk, divinely ordained to help the couple on their journey to Bethlehem, Egypt and beyond.

Inspired by a vivid dream the author walked amongst the personalities who were connected in some way to the Holy Family and the birth of Jesus. DUSK provides a delightfully fanciful view of this ageless story while still placing it in an accurate historical and cultural perspective because of the tireless research done by author Budd-Goertzen.

After she woke from her dream, Budd-Goertzen writes that “I felt I had been transported back in time.  It was as if I had been in a full Technicolor movie.  I fell in love with Mary, Joseph, Jesus and their little donkey, Dusk, and all of the friends that were a part of their lives. She then began to do extensive research on the customs of ancient Israel and the Jewish people.

The first of her trilogy The Donkey Chronicles, Dusk covers the period from well before Jesus’ birth through Jesus and Mary’s departure for Cana.  Book two follows with the story of their move to Capernaum and Jesus’ meeting and choosing His disciples and it culminates with the Resurrection.  Book three begins at Pentecost and tells the story of the travels of the disciples and the birth of the Church.

“From a dream to the real world of hope.  If you surrender like a child and enter the dream that Carolyn Goertzen had of a donkey named Dusk…then you will be rewarded with a delightful experience of faith.  It is really the story of this colorful woman’s rich experience of her Beloved.  This is a magical story that will delight the innocent and young of heart, but it is the classical, powerful story that gives hope today to our troubled world.  You will laugh and you will cry and you will want to hear more.”-
Fr. Bill Comerford, C.Ss.R.

DUSK: GOD’S CHOSEN DONKEY is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more. It is also available as an eBook and on Kindle and in all bookstores.

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white            ISBN: 978-1-4327-7788-3                     SRP: $24.95
Genre: Fiction/Christian/inspirational

About the Author:

Carolyn Budd-Goertzen lives in the lower mainland of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, in the city of Surrey.  She lives with her husband Peter and her two Lhasa Apso dogs.  She has a passion for gardening and has won awards in the past for her gardens.  She loves the many varieties of birds which nest and feed in her garden.  Carolyn is an accomplished artist as well, painting in oil, acrylic and watercolors.  Carolyn is the Mother of two married children, and has five granddaughters and many wonderful friends.  She has been active in politics, church, and numerous volunteer activities which have filled her life with many great people and memories.  Carolyn loves to read, write fiction, poetry and commentaries.  She has had her own business as an events planner and also as a dog breeder of standard poodles, cocker spaniels and Lhasas and now fills her life with family and friends, gardening, reading, writing, painting and the ongoing study of her faith.  In the past this love for God and for her faith has taken her to study theology at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.

Carolyn had the privilege of receiving valuable insights into DUSK from two theologians:  Dr. James I. Packer, theology professor at Regent College and renowned author, and Archbishop Emeritus Adam Exner, of Vancouver, B.C.

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