Written by Eleazar & Rebekah Ruiz. Illustrated by Rommel Ruiz
Teach your child one of the most critical lessons of their lifetime!
Inspired by the book of Ecclesiastes, Golly’s Folly: The Prince Who Wanted It All is a thrilling and adventurous story that dispels the notion that things of this world can satisfy.
The vibrant illustrations will carry your child along on Golly’s rollercoaster attempt to fulfill his desires with stuff. Share this much needed story about what truly matters, perfect for reading aloud.
Age range: 4 - 10
Hardback: 36 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 0.37
"Golly's Folly is gorgeously illustrated, but the most beautiful thing about this book is that it teaches the most important gospel lesson of all, that life cannot be found in the acquisition of wealth, pleasure or wisdom. Wouldn't it be wonderful if, because of this little book, thousands and thousands of children learned that lesson and looked to the Father for what only the Father can give? Read this book over and over to your children, and by the way, pay careful attention as you read, because you need its lesson too."
– Paul David Tripp; Author, New Morning Mercies
"Rommel Ruiz brings his own unique style to this beautifully illustrated children’s book. Golly’s Folly is a fun and adventurous story that will leave you smiling at every turn of the page. It’s a wonderful and imaginative look into Rommel’s world of design. A wonderful read."
–Matthew Bates, former Animator/Illustrator at Disney and Amblin Entertainment.
"It’s easy to recommend this book. It has captivating design and illustrations, and a multitude of biblical themes woven deeply into its pages. It’s all in there: sin's consequences, the lie of worldly materialism, the unrelenting love of the Father, and everything in between. Golly’s Folly offers a rich opportunity for parents to share the biblical truth of God’s love and to equip their children to recognize the temporal pursuits that are antithetical to such love."
–Shane Patrick, TH.M., Pastor, Sound City Bible Church
"I read Golly’s Folly to my children a few weeks ago and it was great to see how engaged they were with the story! The biblical themes noticeably connected with their hearts, and they asked a lot of deep, meaningful questions--questions about Golly's motives and about God's forgiveness. The illustrations in this book are beautiful, but the gospel-centered truths that are communicated are infinitely more beautiful."
–Aaron Gray, Preaching Pastor at Sound City Bible Church
Eleazar was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where he discovered his love for creative arts and vibrant colors.
In addition to creative arts, Eleazar has deep interest in theology so in 2010 he attended Bible College to pursue a Bachelors in Theological Studies.
He has seven years of experience working simultaneously in the worlds of freelance, in-house teams & design firms. In his professional career he has done anything from leading design teams to being the only in-house designer. That includes art directing for a group of 14 churches with an online audience of millions, a publishing company, and a record label.
Bekah studied Elementary Education at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She spent half of her life in Dallas, Texas and half in Portland, Oregon and has spent her career in various academic settings such as elementary schools, colleges and a library.
She loves the sun, all things silly and teaching a bright-eyed learner! Bekah’s ideal Saturday would involve a lot of coffee and friends.
Eleazar and his wife Bekah met at Bible College in 2010. He and Bekah currently reside in greater Seattle, Washington.
Rommel Ruiz is a designer & illustrator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Rommel strives to create work that portrays joy, imagination and curiosity. He is always driven by telling a memorable story and crafting powerful messages for clients and audiences.
With over 13 years of experience working as an in-house and freelance designer/illustrator for a variety of industries, Rommel brings diverse talents and artistic perspectives to every project.
He is a happy husband to Anny (also a designer) and a thankful father of two joyful girls.