Thursday, December 29, 2011

“You are chosen to save the humans, lad.” Michal continued. “A chosen child marked by Elyon will prove his worth and destroy the Dark One.’ This was the second prophecy given to Thomas Hunter.

Book: Chosen by Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2007
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys 15+
Subjects: Destiny, Leadership, Faithfulness
Summary: Chosen? Little Jonas, a leader? A leader chosen to save his people? He doubts, but the very fact that he can see this furry little white creatures seems to confirm it. And when he does rescue the other three it seems as though it is true. But the danger is great. He has been asked to find all seven of the lost books of history, books that hold great power and terror, books that are either lost or in the hands of the evil one, books that could give the evil one the greatest power he desires, books he will stop at nothing to get a hold of. Compared to this, the danger in fighting the horde is nothing!
Notes: This is the first in the companion series to the Circle series. These books take place within a certain part of the Circle series with some of the same characters and settings but with different main characters and their story and adventures. The series has beautiful allegorical elements, but also a lot of violence. In some places it gets perhaps a bit too descriptive for younger readers. In this book Jonas begins to learn that he has been called by Elyon and has to begin to make the choice of whether or not to follow him. He could stay relatively safe and live a simpler life, but Elyon asks him to not only follow Him, but to lead other in following Him, to lead those who don’t want to be led, especially by one younger than them.
Recommendation Scale: 4.5/5
Revewier: J:-)mi

Ephesians 1:11 – In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,


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