Allegories make fine teaching tools. Many Christian authors have used them in the past to communicate truth. Machowski has created an allegory to help young people understand the mutiny of the angels against God and the spread of evil in the world. He used the imagery of the dragon in Revelation to create the allegory. Readers are invited to use their imagination to see what might have happened centuries ago and what may be behind the actions of many today.
I really like this allegory. It is the story of the rebellion of Satan and his ongoing work told in an entertaining and thoughtful way. Machowski has kept close to the biblical account, something I greatly appreciate. His imagining how Satan may tempt people to evil today is very thought provoking.
I like how the allegory is framed in a modern day story. A rebellious teen is given the allegory to read and it captures his heart. That framework adds to the impact of the allegory. We see the truths of the allegory in action.
Machowski has also included twelve devotions at the end of the book. They are great lessons on the truths portrayed in the allegory. There are good questions at the end of each devotion too.
I highly recommend this book to children and adults alike. Parents would have a good time reading it with their children and discussing the questions with the devotions.
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My rating: 5/5 stars.
Marty Machowski is the Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over 25 years. He leads Promise Kingdom, the children's ministry at Covenant Fellowship. He is the author of a systematic theology for children entitled “The Ology.” He has also written devotions and curriculum for children. He and his wife have six children and live in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
New Growth Press, 160 pages.
I received a complimentary egally of this book through Litfuse. My comments are an independent and honest review.