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Dinner with the King

How King David's Invitation Shows Us God's Love

Direct Price: $19.99 $12.99
Format: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781629959986
Publication Date 06/12/24

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A scary invitation turns out to be very good news in this playfully illustrated, deeply biblical book for kids ages 5–9. Discover how King David’s grace to Mephibosheth is far surpassed by King Jesus’s gracious invitation for us to feast with him in heaven.


“There are never enough ways to convey the grace of God to children, and that’s why I’m so excited about Pictures of Gospel Grace. This marvelous series is a great way to tell the story of God’s favor and mercy over and over again to young readers!”

—Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Bible story books for children tend to retell only the more familiar, 'important' stories. Dinner with the King is a delightful exception. Children may not recognize Mephibosheth’s name, but they will enjoy this rendering of his story. And in it they will see something of who God is and how he shows us grace in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Starr Meade, Author, Training Hearts, Teaching Minds

Everyone likes to be invited to dinner, but an invitation from a king would be truly special. In this engaging retelling of the story of David and Mephibosheth, simple words and bright pictures lead readers to consider what it would be like to be an enemy who becomes a king’s friend. I highly commend this book, which applies the gospel to young hearts and asks readers (and their parents!), 'What would you say to dinner with a king?' The answer, for Mephibosheth and for us, is an emphatic yes!

Megan Hill, Managing Editor, The Gospel Coalition

Illustrated by Ingrid Sawubona

The Author

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges is a pastor, biblical counselor, and author of many books on topics related to Christian living, pastoral ministry, parenting, and counseling, including Anxiety: Knowing God's Peace. Paul is married to Karen, and together they cherish their ten children and a growing tribe of grandchildren. He blogs at

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