The Book Of The King

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Father, strange things have been happening. I’ve heard things. Seen things. It’s as if my life has some kind of purpose beyond here, beyond anything I’ve ever imagined.

Book: The Book of the King: 1 (The Wormling) by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry, Tyndale House Publishers, 2007
Genre: Fantasy/Allegory
Target Audience: Boys 12-16
Subjects: Faith, God’s Word
Summary: Danger, mystery, strange beings never seen or even heard of before and a book that people kill for. Owen never thought his boring world as son of a bookkeeper would include any of this, but when he encounters a strange book, he quickly realizes that his whole identity is going to change.
Notes: This series is a developing allegory. Nothing is explained yet in this first book, but there are hints of allegory through the story – primarily through the “book” which has some kind of power. It is Scripture – slightly reworded, but clearly verses from the Bible. Then at the end it talks about a King and a King’s Son. The story ends with the beginning of a journey – leading on towards further development in the rest of the series.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.


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