From time to time, I am asked by Christian authors to read their books and review them here on my blog. When Landel contacted me I was interested to hear that he actually created the book, Sentinel: City of Destiny originally for his boys. In the forward of this book Landel says “Growing up is easy, Growing up to be a man of good character is hard.” It always warms my heart to see parents developing ways to parent their children through life’s storms, and then sharing it with others.
This book is about twin boys and their journey to manhood. Each choosing separate paths and experiencing separate consequences. The language in this book is well written, fluid and articulate. Very reminiscent of Pilgrims Progress. The world that is created within the allegorical tale reminds me of Tolkien with its maps and index list to define the particular vocabulary words used within the story.
It is exciting, daring and courageous enough to captivate young men. There is nothing like a good battle to get a boy really involved. This story will give parents or teachers a great platform in order to share about the struggles common to all men. If you are a proactive parent who isn’t merely waiting for your children to “grow up” but hoping to train them and guide them into the way of Godly character, I highly recommend this book. There is even a study guide at the end of the book to help you process through the book.
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