Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart

Saturday, November 6, 2010
Book: Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart by Chuck Black, Multnomah Publishers, 2009
Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Boys 12-18
Subjects: Faith, Doubts
Summary: Is the Bible really all true? I mean, does it really still apply to us today or is it just some old book that contains some good and helpful suggestions for life but is mostly outdated? These are the questions that Dalton must wrestle with as he trains to be a knight for the Prince. Only when his very life depends on his answers to the questions does he realize and admit that he has been doubting and his doubt is holding him back from true passionate service to the Prince.
Notes: This allegory fits in the time of the Church, the time between Jesus ascension and His glorious return. It could take place anywhere, any time today. A young man seeks to learn how to be a follower of the Prince, but realizes he is not confident in his faith. Seeds of doubt have been planted well. This book contains a great challenge in the introduction – “Sir Dalton dared to look into the shadows of his heart…. Shall we?”. And as you read the book you can not help but think about your own faith and listen as Dalton’s doubts get answered. Do you dare to admit you don’t know it all, dare to grow in your faith and become a more effective servant of the Prince?
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.


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