Book Review of The Terrestria Chronicles

Dec 7, 2009
Photobucket Terrestria Chronicles by Ed Dunlop
Ages: 10 and up
Price: $7.99 per book or $47.99 for the entire series

Visit the kingdom of Terrestria, a land where knights and their ladies live in castles and hwere dragons still roam (occasionally).

The Terrestria Chronicles allegory series was written with a three-fold purpose: to honor Jesus Christ as King, to challenge young readers to love and serve Him, and to teach them to guard their hearts for Him. The focus of the series is always on the King.

Fast-paced action… powerful imagery… heart-pounding adventure… These life-changing books are captivating and once you start reading, you’ll find them hard to put down. This adventure series has a particularly strong appeal to today’s young people: it’s a series with knights and castles, dragons and princesses. . . but these are books in which every page points to truths of the Christian walk. Biblical doctrines and character principles are taught in such a compelling, fascinating way that they will stay with the reader for a lifetime.

Written for ages ten and up, the Terrestria series is ideal for family devotions, classroom use, or individual enjoyment. So grab your sword and take your family on a quest to Terrestria! Your heart will be changed forever.

Also available: Visits to Terrestria , $5.99

A Study Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Students
Covering all seven books in the Terrestria Chronicles allegory series, this study guide is designed to invoke discussions of the life-changing messages and powerful imagery within each story, much of which might be missed with a casual reading. Visits to Terrestria takes the reader to a new level of understanding of the series. Adults and young people alike will more fully grasp the wealth of meaning in these captivating books.

My Review:

I have fallen in love with these books and so has my family!  They captivated us from the very first page and pulled us right in.  They are books that are written to share the message of the gospel to children and they do such an excellent job.  I love allegory books like The Chronicles of Narnia and Hinds Feet on High Places and these books will earn a special place on our bookshevles by them.  

We read the first book in the series,  The Sword, the Ring and the Parchment.  

In this book we were introduced to Prince Josiah, who is a slave to Argamor  in the land of Terrestria.  Argamor represents Satan and is the evil villian in the book.  We also learn of a character called King Emmanuel who represents Jesus.  The characters come alive in these books in such wonderful ways!  This was one of the first books that I have read to my girl where she asked me to continue to hear more of the story.  That alone is worth more that gold to me!  We couldn't wait to get to the end and were thankful that we have more to go through in this amazing series.  Ed Dunlap has such a great way with words and makes some very complex spirtitual concepts so easy to understand.  As I was reading, I just had to stop and marvel at how he did it!  

There is a study guide that goes along with the books as well and we loved that.  There are so many options and great questions that are given for each book and very easy to follow along with.  And there are even activities that you can do together as a family that looked pretty cool.  We didn't get a chance to do any of them because of time but I look forward to hopefully getting to some of them as we read the rest of the series.

I could not recommend these books highly enough!  If you are looking for books that will capture your childs (and adults!) attention from the very first page then look no further!  And better yet books that display the message of the gospel in such a clear fun way.  I have a little girl that loved these books so I can only imagine what someone with boys would say as they are full of adventure, knights, dragons, kings, and so much more!  

Thank you Ed Dunlap for creating such a wonderful series and introducing us to a new set of books that will earn a special place on our bookshelves and will hopefully be passed down to many others in our family and beyond.

(Disclosure: We were provided this series, free of charge, by Ed Dunlop, in association with MamaBuzz.)



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