The Perfect Star

Thursday, January 5, 2017
“I think you’re getting to an age and a place in your heart where you won’t settle for just playing the role of a princess in some cardboard kingdom in a movie of pretend. You can know the true kings and be their real child in a real kingdom that lasts forever and ever.”
“Would I be a princess?” Tiffany asked.
“It wouldn’t be quite like what I think you’re thinking,” the old woman said. “But you would be a child of the kings themselves. That’s even better than anything you could imagine.”
“But I want to be a star!” Tiffany said defiantly. “Professor Pickie said he thought I had star quality. I bet once I star in this movie, then I could be a star in Hollywood too. I could be known around t he world as a star, and at a young age! It would be perfect.”

Book: The Perfect Star by John Bibee, Intervarsity Press, 1992
Genre: Fantasy/Allegory

Target Audience: Boys and Girls 12-16
Subjects: Loss, Fear, Persecution, Second Coming
Summary: There’s a new star in the sky and it is frightening many. Some are sure it’s going to crash into the earth and destroy it. Some dismiss it as nothing. Tiffany knows it’s serious though. She is quite afraid of it! She refuses to let her fear control her thoughts though. She’s too busy trying to be a star herself – a perfect star who will get the main role in Goliath Industry’s new movie. Meanwhile Goliath has come up with a plan to deal with the Rank Blank Spirit Flyer group once and for all. And unfortunately for Tiffany, her own grandmother is one of the first victims of the new plan. As she mourns her loss, Goliath tests just how strong her loyalty really is, using her and her brother Sloan to implement their plan to do away with the Spirit Flyer group. Will Tiffany embrace the light or continue to pursue being a star for the darkness?
Notes: The Perfect Star is the seventh in the Spirit Flyer Series and the conclusion of the series’ storyline as the final book is a prequel to book one. The series uses a flying bicycle to represent faith in Christ. The bicycles are made by the “Three Kings”. When a person chooses to believe in them, the bicycle arrives and will fly when they are trusting. The series takes place in an end times setting, with it finally ending at the rapture. Throughout the series, the struggle between good and evil is shown in those choosing to ride Spirit Flyers battling Goliath Industries, an organization that desires to see death and destruction. This book concludes the battle with the return of the Kingson. It highlights the bad guys trying to kill everyone who follows the Three Kings, the manipulation of young people to get them to betray everyone and the power of God to change a life. It shows Tiffany seeking something she doesn’t even understand, reading the book that allegorically represents the Bible and listening to teaching about it even though she thinks she is opposed to it. It shows Sloan truly choosing to follow the darkness. Then it shows the joy of all those who followed the Three Kings as they attend the banquet that represents the wedding banquet of the Lamb.
I highly recommend this book as well as the others in the series. It offers great spiritual value as well as a creative storyline and enough suspense and adventure to keep readers interested.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Revelation 22:12 – Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what He has done.


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