Kingdom’s Hope

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Fairos soon appeared and approached Leinad. “As you can see, I have gathered everyone so that they may witness your death today, slave. Your futile attempt to rescue these pathetic people is over, and so is your life.”

Book: Kingdom's Hope (Kingdom, Book 2) by Chuck Black, Multnomah Publishers, 2006

Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 11-19
Subjects: Slavery, Power, Trust in God
Summary: “Hear the words of the King: Let my people go!” Simple words to say, but words no one has ever before dared to say to the powerful ruler of Nyland. Leinad approaches with a boldness and confidence not his own, but rather the King’s. Leinad longs to see freedom for his captive people, especially Tess, the young woman who became his closest friend. However, he will be challenging the most powerful man in the kingdom and the greatest swordsman. And he himself is nothing more than a former slave, once believed to be dead. Can he really free his people? And if he does, can he truly lead them to faithfully follow the King?
Notes: Kingdom’s Hope is the second in The Kingdom Series. The Kingdom series is allegory focused on retelling Bible stories in terms of knights and sword fights and castles. Each book focuses on characters learning to put their faith in the one true King and dedicate their lives to His service. The characters face struggles and doubts and failures and have to keep turning back to the King. The books shorten the time frame to days or weeks instead of years or decades or even centuries so as to cover more of the overall timeline of the Bible.
In this book Leinad represents Moses, Samuel, the prophets before and during the exile, and Nehemiah leading them home from exile, waiting for the One who will come and bring salvation.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Exodus 3:7-10 - The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey--the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt."


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