The Guardian

Monday, August 2, 2010
We have to do something that doesn't hurt anyone, 
but that shows them what our side stands for.

Book: The Guardian by Nancy Rue, Focus On The Family Publishing, 1995
 The Guardian (Christian Heritage Series: The Salem Years #3)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 11-15
Subjects: Love for one another, accepting differences in people
Summary: Hate is filling the village all the more as time goes on. And it is spreading more and more to the children. Josiah, Hope and their friends decide it's time to take a stand that shows just what they believe in. They form a merry band and with the help or their young cousin Rebecca and someone they thought was an enemy, they set out with a plan to do something good that stops some of the evil going on.
Notes: Nancy Rue writes a powerful story. Set in the time of the Puritans, Josiah's family is not accepted as members of the Church as it is run by some corrupt men filled with hate. Yet when Josiah's family attempts to attend a different Church, they run into even more trouble. Josiah is struggling with how to become a dependable young man and wrestling with all these questions, but all everyone sees is a foolish boy who never thinks. There are alot of lessons in these stories of a young boy's growing up years, everything from religious differences to racial differences. This is the 3rd book in the Christian Heritage Series, the Salem Years.
Recommendation Scale: 5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Matthew 5:43 - You have heard that it was said "love you neighbor and hate your enemy". But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in Heaven.


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