The Dragon's Egg

Saturday, November 5, 2011
He gasped as a sudden realization hit him with the abruptness of an arrow from a longbow. The pitiful creature in his hands was the hatchling dragon. He was holding a baby Caraian Greatwing!

Book: The Dragon’s Egg by Ed Dunlop, Cross and Crown Publishing, 2006
Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Boys and Girls, but primarily boys, 11-20
Subjects: Faith, Guarding your heart, temptation
Summary: It’s the most beautiful thing they’ve ever seen. But dragon’s eggs are forbidden by King Emmanuel. Dragons are their enemy. Aren’t they? This little egg doesn’t seem so bad. After all, the man said it was over 200 years old. If it hasn’t hatched yet, it surely never will. Maybe taking a forbidden thing isn’t so bad after all. But soon Prince Josiah finds that holding on to something forbidden can cause all sorts of unanticipated problems. His heart, which he just fully yielded to his King, is now trying to keep something from Him.
Notes: This is an excellent allegory. It is a series that shows pictures of the Christian walk, the beginning book talking about salvation, the ending book talking about Christ’s return. Each book in the middle uses simple allegorical concepts to show glimpses of what it means to be a child of God and follow Him. This, the 5th book in the series shows how powerful temptation can be and the dangers in surrendering to it. Josiah thought he was doing something that wouldn’t really harm anyone, but the longer he harbored disobedience in his heart, the more torn his relationship with the King became. Soon he was useless in any battle against the enemy. And it became harder and harder to get rid of the temptation he had surrendered to.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.


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