The Owling

Sunday, June 20, 2010
"Either we run back home to hide and pretend everything Master Jesmet told us about the Maker was a joke, or we go out and tell people the truth."

Book: The Owling by Robert Elmer, Zondervan, 2008
The Owling (The Shadowside Trilogy, Book 2)
Genre: Allegory/.Sci-Fi
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13-20
Subjects: Faith in God, persecution, racism against different people groups
Summary: Jesmet has risen from the dead and His followers rejoice! But hard times are ahead. A choice must be made: keep silent about what they have seen and survive, or risk getting in huge trouble to tell the world about Jesmet and the Owlings. A charismatic new leader comes in wanting Ori to share everything in order to help the Owlings. Can she be trusted? Do they do as Jesmet said and wait for Numa or is this new leader perhaps the Numa they were to wait for?
Notes: This book is amazing! The allegory of Christ’s followers right after His resurrection is amazing. Numa is the Holy Spirit. His followers lived in a world where it was not ok to share truth, most died for sharing the truth. These characters too risk their very lives if they decide to share the truth of what they learned.
Recommendation Scale: 5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.


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