Kingdom’s Quest

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Four burly men took Gavinaugh to a rock quarry beyond the surround hills of the city. His bonds were not loosed, so his unprotected body bore the full blow of each fist and foot. When he could no longer stand, he fell to his knees and the rocks beneath him turned red with his blood. The pain of the beating began to fade until it seemed his body was completely numb. He fell face-down with nothing to soften the impact and could vaguely feel the jarring of his body across the jagged rocks as the beating continued, but the pain was nearly gone. A dark cloud descended from the sky and enveloped his mind, giving him a final escape from the brutality of the thugs.

Book: Kingdom's Quest (Kingdom, Book 5) by Chuck Black, Multnomah Publishers, 2007

Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 11-19
Subjects: Salvation, Power, Trust in God, Missions
Summary: “You are to travel to Thecia and take the word of the Prince to that city. You must be vigilant, Gavinaugh, for we have received information that the forces of the Dark Knight are plotting to kill you. It is difficult to predict more than that, so you must be on your guard at all times.” Not everyone wants to hear the message of the King. Therefore, not everyone is pleased with Sir Gavinaugh. His mission to spread the news of the King and the Prince to the Outdwellers causes some to seek his death and destruction. One of these comes from a surprising source, a young woman, an angry young woman who wants revenge for who he was years ago. It’s not enough to battle forces of evil, Gavinaugh even has to guard against the person whose life he saved!
Notes: Kingdom’s Quest is the fifth 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 Gavin represents Saul/Paul. He goes on the missionary journeys and experiences imprisonment, being sent to various groups, and preaching the Gospel to all he encounters.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 15:20 - It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation


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