“My daughter is in 2nd grade and she loves this book.”
—Linda P. Thomas, Marysville, CA
“I purchased this book for our seven-year-old child and I am glad that I did. He enjoys reading the story of Daniel and likes to share it to his younger brother.”
—George S. Sanders, Worthington, OH
“My kids love the cute drawings of the book. Aside from that, I love how the book teaches them the importance of prayer and to remain faithful to the Lord in times of trials.”
—Isabel T. Adams, Bohemia, NY
About the Book
Daniel is one of the eight elevators in Hyatt Hotel. All of them are siblings, but Daniel is the only one who is always teased and bullied. Old Rusty Daniel is indeed old and rusty. Nobody wants to ride in him, while his brothers and sisters are happily utilized by the hotel’s clients. While some of his siblings please and encourage Daniel, Robin treats him with no mercy, always pointing out his old and rusty defects.
The management has planned to remove Daniel from the hotel because of its stubborn rust that refuses to shine. Robin’s bullying only escalated since then, but despite all of it, Daniel’s faith in God remains strong and is keeping him optimistic. Then one day, an unexpected circumstance led to a surprising turn of events. One can only say that God is indeed present at the lowest moments of your life. Daniel was showered with God’s grace and was rewarded for his undying faith and patience. From then on, his life has never been the same.
Old Rusty loved being around his brother and sisters so much because they loved each other. When their mother and father were leaving, they told them to always look after each other. Old Rusty Daniel knew that if no one entered his elevator after a while, they would take him out too. Old Rusty Daniel opened, but the customers would go straight to Robin or Samantha because they were really fast.
On Thursday evening, the executive came looking at all the elevators, and Mr. Bower declared they should come to an agreement to remove Old Rusty Daniel because whatever they do to make him look better, he’d still look the same. And besides, no one enters that elevator. Robin opened his mouth and said, “I told you, bro, you are definitely a goner.” Samantha and Esther blurted out, “Robin, be quiet.”
That night while everyone was asleep, Old Rusty Daniel stayed up to speak to the Lord. He began to say, “For I know your plan for my life is to prosper and whatever you doing in this season, please, Lord, don’t do it without me.” He began to pray asking the Lord for strength and more faith. Finally, he ended by saying, “Let my rust turn good. Amen.”
The people were so shocked on Monday morning. Everyone ran to the office, talking about how smooth and fast rusty Daniel is. The breeze he gave was so beautiful. There was one lady who said, “Wow, I never knew how wonderful Old Rusty was.”