The Search For Everyman

Saturday, November 5, 2011

“This mission from your King is of the utmost importance. Somewhere in the land of Terrestria is a man by the name of Everyman – Adam Everyman. He’s being held in a dungeon by Argamor and he has been condemned to be executed in just three weeks. King Emmanuel has issued Everyman a pardon. That’s where you three come in – you are to find Everyman and deliver the King’s pardon before the poor man is executed.

Book: The Search For Everyman by Ed Dunlop, Cross and Crown Publishing, 2006
Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Boys and Girls, but primarily boys, 11-20
Subjects: Faith, Christ’s Return, Bitterness, Loss, Anger
Summary: How can the King send a few young kids on such an important mission? A man is to executed in only three weeks and Josiah and his friends carry the pardon that will set him free! The young ones are willing, but many dangers, temptations and obstacles stand in their way. They soon realize that on their own, they will have no way of succeeding in their task and without that trust in their King, Everyman will die.
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 3rd book int eh series shows how God’s salvation is offered to all and He asks His followers to deliver that message to those who are perishing. There are various allegorical elements such as the Giant of Fear, the written pardon, and Everyman.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Corinthians 1:18 – For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.


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