|Title:||The Angel And The Cross|
|Author First Name:||Sigmund|
|Author Last Name:||Brouwer|
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|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers |
|Target Age:||13 and under|
|Issue: Self Image:||None|
|Summary:|| Itís the year of our Lord Ė literally. Itís the year Jesus died on the cross for our sins. The setting is Palestine. The character is a young boy, a young Roman boy, the son of a legion commander. He has been chosen as a pawn in the war between the Zealots and the Romans. Each side is determined to use his to achieve their goal and will use kidnapping, poisoning, betrayal and any other means available to get their way.|
|Extra Notes:||As usual Sigmund Brouwer has a young boy who is not a believer interact with a young girl who is. Neither one is ready to trust the other one, but the boy sees something in the girlís faith that he desires for himself and learns that even if he canít trust her, he can trust the One she serves.|
However, unlike his others, this one is poorly written. This is the only book in the Adventures of the Guardian Angel series that was written by itself, not as part of the Winds of Light series. And it shows. The ďangel blogĒ section is essential to the understanding of the story. Itís not just a random unnecessary commentary interrupting a really good story like the other two. Instead the focus really is on the angel, more so than the real story. And the time period is quite a bit different. This story begins before Christís death on the cross, not during the Dark Ages.
In itís defense, itís message is still good. It does as good of a job as always of showing the value in putting oneís trust in Christ for salvation. So, for that, I will give it a 4 on the rating scale.