Kingdom's Dawn

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
"What does sword fighting have to do with farming?"

Book: Kingdom's Dawn by Chuck Black, Multnomah Publishers, 2006
Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Boys 12-16
Subject: Faithfulness to Christ in hard situations
Summary: Leinad highly respects his father and all, but he just can't figure out why a simple farmer is such an expert swordsman and is teaching him to be as well. The answers come with a story of his father's service to the King and the news that he, as his father's son, is chosen for a special task in serving the King. When the dark knights come and destroy everything he found familiar, he begins his journey of serving the King. Fleeing a plague of evil raptors, working as a slave in a foreign land, being imprisoned, teaching sword fighting to soldiers, and being abandoned in the desert are a few of the adventures he will face as he dares to serve the King.
Kingdom's Dawn (Kingdom, Book 1)Notes: This book is pure allegory! Leinad's father and mother represent Adam and Eve. Throughout the story Leinad represents everyone from Seth to Abraham to Noah to Joseph to Moses! Chuck Black takes readers through the Old Testament from the fall to Moses wandering in the wilderness. He just speeds it up and has it all happening to the same character rather than multiple characters. 
Recommendation Scale: 5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Genesis 7:2 - ...because I have found you righteous in this generation.


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