Saturday, October 2, 2010
The Peleg Chronicles-Foundlings (TOS Review)
As a member of the TOS Homeschool crew I was gifted with the book Foundlings-Book One of the Peleg Chronicles. The book is a fiction book, aimed at children 10 and up, that has a strong young Earth approach and a unapologetic Biblical approach. The author, Matthew Christian Harding, leads the reader to some strong biblical truths while weaving in magic, dragons, giants, dwarves and an unwavering belief in God and his power in our individual lives.
I wish I could say that we absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it down. Unfortunately, it was kind of a difficult read both for myself and for my 13yr old son. Not that we didn't like it, we did, we just struggled getting 'into' it.
I especially liked the character McDougal, I loved how self-conscious he was, but when he let go of all that and was just himself, he was who God meant him to be. We focus so much on what others think about us and not enough on what God thinks about us, a great lesson for all of us. I really liked how he weaved the story together, it was just a little slow moving at the beginning for us. I figure with his next book, he'll work out those kinks.
Zoe and Sozo Publishing for $11.95. Paladins is already available, which is great because Foundlings definitely left us wanting more. Head over here to see what other homeschool families thought.