Sunday, May 2, 2010

Between Two Kingdoms (book review)

Between Two Kingdoms by Joe Boyd

Published by Standard Publishing

pub date: 2010-03-01

ISBN # 9780784723586

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Synopsis:

There is a land of two kingdoms, but only one true King. A living land, where foundations grow in trees and rivers sing and breathe. A dying land, where the darkness of a false prince threatens to swallow everything in its shadow.

Enter Between Two Kingdoms with Tommy, an eternal seven-year-old child of the Great King, as he and his friends accept the challenge of the Good Prince to live as grown men and women in the Lower Kingdom -- where hope is hidden, vision is clouded, and pride twists truth into a beautiful yet deadly deception.

My Take:

Between Two Kingdoms is an enchanting allegory tale that revolves around Tommy and Mary, eternal seven year olds in The Upper Kingdom. They must brave the evil of the Lower Kingdom to save many lives. The story twists and turns, leaving you guessing what will happen next. The story reads like a fairy tale, and yet covers the age old battle of good and evil, and faith conquering all.

I loved the depth of detail, and how detailed is character is. I didn't want this book to end.

4 out of 5 stars.

3 comments:

  1. Bri - I'm glad you liked my book. Thanks for the review!

    Joe Boyd
    http://rebelpilgrim.blogspot.com

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  2. I watched an interview and he stated that his entire life he wanted to be pastor. He started a church and he stated he was always looking deeper into gospel. He read a book by G.H. Chesterton named Orthodoxy and he learned that truth can be best told in fairy tails and kingdoms. His hope is that people will be inspired after reading this book. I also found out that Joe Boyd is a teaching pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    What’s interesting is Joe Boyd is much more than a Pastor and now author he is an actor as well. He has played the role of Michael Just in Tony N Tina's Wedding at the Rio Hotel Las Vegas. He has more recently taken on several dramatic roles for film and television. He also travels nationally as a Biblical and Mythological Storyteller.

    I have read a number of reviews of this book and I appreciate your review here. I have added this book as a must read.

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