We are a family of readers. From the youngest to oldest, we all enjoy good quality books. Books are like everything else, there are very good ones and very bad ones. And there are many in between. Therefore, you cannot be too careful when choosing books. As believers in Christ, my husband and I try to be diligent in searching out the best things to put into our minds. It is because we believe that what goes into the mind also goes into the heart. We are told in God’s Word to “keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”, Proverbs 4:23.
While we love reading, and I encourage my children to do it often, it needs to be more than just entertainment. I want them learning. I want them to be inspired. I want them to meet men and women in the books they read, of the highest character. I desire for my boys to be motivated to be brave and strong. I want them stirred up for greatness, not for self glory but because they are children of the King. I want my daughter to read of noble ladies of utmost disposition. I want her to be encouraged in her faith. And I always desire for our family to be pointed to God in everything we do. Sometimes it is hard finding such commendable literature. But sometimes, God just brings it to your door. That was the case with our family’s newest delight, Foundlings, Book One of The Peleg Chronicles. It was written by Matthew Christian Harding.
In our family, we save the best books to read together. Dana usually reads one chapter each night before bed. From the first page our family was captured.
“There be dragons. There be giants. And God: our maker, our help, and our righteous judge…It was in the days of Peleg, when the world was divided. After the flood of Noah, after the tower of Babel and the dispersion, when men wondered where they were upon the earth…when beast were more numerous than men – predators in the woods, in the water, and in the air. But men struggled and fought, carving their place…”
This book was an absolute pleasure. After reading to the children five chapters the first night, Dana read ahead and finished Foundlings the following day. We have already purchased the second book, Paladins, to read to the children.
There are too many heroes in this book to count. But in my opinion the biggest is the author. He is committed to produce the highest quality of Christian fiction without evolution or humanism. There is no magic and no compromise. Matthew Christian Harding is dedicated to the Word of God and has even enclosing the Gospel at the end of his book. More than an entertainer, Harding is a servant of the God of Noah and has been given a great ministry.
Disclaimer: As a member of The Old Schoolhouse 2010-2011 Crew, I received Foundlings free of charge in exchange for an honest product review. I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.