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The Squire and the Scroll Hardcover – July 1, 2004
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Features and Benefits
[[ Uses the genre of the classic fairytale to illustrate the
value of purity in a meaningful and sensitive way
[[ Charming, full-color illustrations by nationally-known
artist Preston McDaniels
[[ Artistic type treatments enhance fairytale style
[[ CD audiobook available that brings the story and
characters to life --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Jennie Bishop is a writer and speaker with a real passion for the ideals of purity and family. She is also the founder of PurityWorks, an international organization that specializes in lifetime purity training. Jennie lives in Florida with her husband, Randy, and two daughters.
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The kingdom in the book relies on the Lantern of Purest Light for peace and joy in the land. An evil dragon steals it and many seek to recover it, only to be lost themselves. The king sends his last and most trusted knight (along w/ his squire) to retrieve the lamp lest the kingdom perish. The squire was raised according to a scroll by parents who honored the Lantern while the knight is aware of it but doesn't allow it to dictate his actions. Who (I wonder...) will survive the perilous journey to the dragon's lair and bring the lantern back?
This is a Christian allegory that illustrates 5 main concepts in Christian living (i.e. keeping your gaze focused and not turning to the left or right) and it ends (in very tiny print) with a quote from Psalm 119:9. While it is aimed at young boys, it also serves as a reminder to parents to raise their young squires rightly, too. Highly recommended book. I also appreciated the sturdy hardcover binding.
The story is about a squire who keeps his heart pure by obeying the words of the scrol. The scroll and God's providence guides him aright and enables him to overcome evil, avoid traps, and - eventually - destroy the dragon and save the Kingdom. This book is a great springboard to teach truths about God, God's Word, and our walk with Christ.
The squire's parents raised him on the rules contained on a scroll. These are the rules that end up determining whether or not his quest will be successful. They are:
1) Listen only to words that are pure.
2) Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
3) Keep the unclean far from your lips to guard the wellspring of your life.
4) Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.
5) Breathe only that which is pure.
For non-Christians, there's a small Bible verse (Psalm 119:9) at the end of the book....but that's about it. You could elect not to read it if that bothers you. Either way, my kids really liked the story.