Monday, May 16, 2011

The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Once again, grandfather R.C. Sproul has written an amazing story of redemption that children will ask to read again and again.

The Lightlings are fairy-like creatures who must learn the lessons of light and darkness once they disobey their King. The allegory is rich with Biblical themes delicately woven with fantasy to create a beautiful and timeless story.

Positives: I loved how a child's question about being afraid of the dark was answered in a Biblical way. We must always seek to answer questions as the Bible would. The parents and grandparents of young Charlie recognized a teaching moment and took full advantage of it. The illustrations or beautiful and enhance the story tremendously.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: As usual, Sproul provides an excellent "study guide" to the story complete with questions and Scripture passages to look up and talk about with your children. This resource will help your child understand the deeper truths behind the story. As an introduction to the story I might read I John 1:5 and talk about how light represents holiness and darkness sin and see what conclusions your child can draw from the story as you read it together.

Age Level: 2 years old and up

I received a free copy of this book from Reformation Trust for this review.

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