Sir Bentley’s quest for the truth of the Prince finds him battling Shadow Warriors, a powerful lord, and a terrifying creature. Will greed destroy Holbrook? Or can Bentley and the mysterious Eirwyn restore prosperity to the kingdom through the compassion of the Prince? Intended for family read-alouds and Christian teens, this fantastic story will entertain and edify parents and kids alike.
Chuck Black, a former F-16 fighter pilot and tactical communications engineer, is the author of eight novels, including the popular Kingdom series. He has received praise from parents across the country for his unique approach to telling biblical truths. His passion in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to love his wife, Andrea, and their six children. He lives with his family in North Dakota.
I found SIR BENTLEY, by Chuck Black, to be an incredibly interesting story. SIR BENTLEY follows the life of a young nobleman as he is knighted to an adventurous tale to fight for the oppressed in the village of Holbrook. On the way Sir Bentley realizes that he must make a choice between the oath he gave as a knight and the oath he has given to the King. As I understand the other tales of this series normally follow the poor who follow the King and act as his knights, but here we find a nobleman, a rich man's son following the King. I'm not going to spoil everything for you and give up the plot or anything, but you will find that this book is well-written, properly geared towards young adult males, and filled with Biblical applications.
The parallels made in this work are Scripturally sound, but perhaps more importantly is the ease in which it engages the reader. My ownly "negative" concerning this book was the inclusion of a work book at the end, sort of a chapter by chapter lessons from Scripture found in the book. In my opinion this reduces the novel to that of a text book. I hope people don't turn away from it because of this. Simply don't read this end section, unless you like text books, or if you wish to use SIR BENTLEY as a study guide for a young adult group in your church. This seems to be more of a "teacher's copy" in that sense. Nevertheless the story carries itself well, without the prodding of questions at the end (some of which may even be obscure). For those wishing to utilize this book as a study guide a practical questioning of "Does this remind you of anything in the Bible?" would suffice.I truly enjoyed reading this book. It recognizes the need for young men to look up to heroes who are worthy of that, and to become heroes themselves, as they follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. I encourage all young people to read this book. I can promise you that it is a book you will truly enjoy.
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