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Nick, an angry teen, uncovers a dark secret about his family and, along the way, discovers his place in a story of epic proportions. In Dragon Seed, trusted author Marty Machowski uses both imaginative fiction and an engaging, twelve-lesson Bible study to introduce older children and teens to spiritual warfare.
I read Dragon Seed with my 12 and 14 year old lads, which is something I have done with them with other books over the years (If God, then what? and Big Truths for Young Hearts etc). Dragon Seed tells two stories in parallel, which work together to teach the reality of spiritual warfare. A goody-goody teenage girl and her rebellious older brother, both have a seed of pride which shadowy spirits stir up in their hearts and cause to spread. Their story is told beside a dramatised teen fiction account of the work of the ancient dragon, from his first rebellion against God, through the Fall to the cross and his final demise. Each chapter ends with one of the two children in jeopardy. The characters are believable and my boys related well to the spiritual battles which played out in their lives. The story left my lads asking me to read the next chapter, which is not something they asked for with many other books. The fictional stories of the ancient dragon embellish the scriptural accounts whilst remaining within the bounds of scriptural truth. The ancient Dragon is portrayed as proud, angry, manipulative and determined, but never more powerful than his creator. The story includes characters from the gospels and the Dragon is never able to outwit the carpenter, even with his demon hoards. The portrayal of the people in both the fictional biblical narrative and the contemporary fiction, balance our pride, our weakness and the sneaky spiritual attack of Satan with the power of Christ to deliver, without ever denying our responsibility before God. Dragon Seed manages to leave us wary of Satan but not frightened, with confidence in God and in Christ and still able to see what we need to do. Dragon Seed is both a clever angle on the biblical story and a compelling introduction to the spiritual battles we all face. We found the study guides at the end a bit repetitive, so gave up on them.
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