Child Of The King

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Jothan did not hear the dark words that floated behind the leaves, whispered on the wind. Learn well, Jotham. For the moment you will carve in wood, and Magnus will be your master. But someday you will carve my will on the hearts and souls of men. And you shall be great like your, greater, for you shall not turn from me!

Book: A Child of the King by Bill Bright and Marion R. Wells, New Life Publications, 2001

Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13+
Subject: Salvation
Summary: Beautiful, amazing, talented. That's how to describe Jotham and the work he creates. Working as an apprentince under a master wood carver, Jontham has so much potential. He has two good friends that are always there ready to encourage him. What more could he want? A father, that's what. Jotham has always dreamed of having a father. So when the people of the book share with him about being adopted by the King, Jotham sets out for the border desiring to find salvation. Will he make it? Will his two good friends stop him or find salvation themselves? Will what is beyond the border be what was promised or will it leave him still empty inside?
A Child of the KingNotes: A true allegory, these authors weave the story of Jotham, Alfric and Gwyneth in amongst danger, suspense, promises, lies, watchers, faithful advocates and the presenting of the Gospel message and a few key elements of living as a child of the King. The story is complex and well done. There is an explanation in the back that identifies what the allegorical elements represent and how to truly be saved. The characters in this book are upper teens or young adults. The book contains a complex enough plot to make it appropriate for older teens.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

John 1:12-13 - Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.


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