After a petition to King Emmanual, help is sent to the village to construct the castle. All starts out well, until a villager finds a golden lamp at the building site that has powers to bring about prosperity to the owner.http://pierreducalvet.ca/66907.php
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Soon more lamps are found by villagers, turning the focus on finding more lamps instead of setting about the King's business of building a castle. Will the village return their focus to what is right? Theme: The King's business must always be priority. Argamor and his dark forces are determined to take over Terrestria at all costs.
Follow along with the struggles of the prince and princess as they discover that almighty power of King Emmanuel and the future of his kingdom in the Golden City. Prayer is also a central theme. This series is meant to be read in order, and I did not have the benefit of being able to read from the beginning. While the books are not fully stand-alone and they would be enjoyed more being read in order, I didn't find them so interconnected that I couldn't follow along.
Of the two books I read, each has a particular focus or theme woven into the allegory. Book 6, The Golden Lamps, teaches that worldly things are not everlasting and it is best to go about God's business instead. The Great War , Book 7, not only tells of the Book of Revelation, but encourages the reader in the power of prayer, or petitions in the book.
While I like the idea behind these books, I didn't really enjoy them as much as I hoped. Initially, it took me a while to get used to the writing style and get into the story. The allegory is quite obvious and the author makes sure it doesn't slip by the reader with names like King Emmanual, the Castle of Hope, the Castle of Bitterness and The Golden City. For children, this might be preferable. In fact, to attest to this, my son, whom we call Mr.
Literal for his lack of ability to read into things, was able to tell me the message and representation of The Golden Lamps. However, adults and older children may not appreciate being lead down the path so obviously. The look of The Golden Lamps did appeal to my son enough that he asked to read it when he saw it and he finished it rather quickly. One area in particular that bothered me, at least in the two books I reviewed, is that the female characters seem to be a bit weak in their faith. One of the symbols in the stories are that the men carry around books Bibles that turn into swords of protection.
They also take parchment out of the books in order to write a petition prayer to King Emmanuel in time of need or for praise. The problem is, the women aren't carrying swords and it wasn't until the very end of the second book I received that one of the female characters even sent a petition. In addition, I wasn't exactly sure how this was accomplished without her own parchment and the story didn't really explain.
Perhaps some stronger female characters are in the earlier books, but I was a bit disappointed in the lack of faith-filled women in Books 6 and 7, especially since I have a year-old daughter. I do like that each book has a particular theme of the Christian walk and how to carry out your faith. You can read a bit more about each book and the related theme at the website. There is also a study guide for the complete series, to get even more out of the books' teaching, available for a very reasonable price. To get an idea of what the study guide covers, you can download the answer key for free: Visits to Terrestia Study Guide Answer Key.
Prince Josiah continues to joyfully serve his King as the battle for Terrestria wages on. Josiah soon finds himself face-to-face with the most difficult battle yet…. Visits to Terrestria. This study guide includes questions for each of the seven books. It helps young readers and their parents get a better grasp of what is going on in the story, and how it applies to their lives. The thought provoking questions can lead to great discussions.
An answer key is available as a free download on the website. If the kids need something to do while you are reading out loud, you can print out some free coloring pages. Some crew members received books from the companion series to the Chronicles of Terrestria, Tales from Terrestria. Unlike the Terrestria Chronicles, this series does not need to be read in order.
They are stand alone books. Tales from Terrestria is a seven book series although not all books have been written at the time of this post. I enjoyed the two Tales from Terrestria books I received and look forward to reading the original series! A great message for children and adults. But may be a bit too much for the younger crowd…intense scenes and "hard-to-follow" situations. We read these books as a family after supper and really enjoyed the adventure. I think these could be read to younger elementary children, but a child of 10 or more could read them on their own.
Reading the Terrestria Series as a family has prompted some fantastic discussions around our table.
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We too hope to purchase the entire series! These are a new favorite in our family library and shall remain so for generations to come! I learned alot. Keep up the good work.
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