July 5, 2017

Summer Reads: Dragon Seed

New Growth Press; $15.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour

Now available from New Growth Press is the exciting young adult adventure Dragon Seed by Marty Machowski.

Dragon Seed centers around an angry teen named Nick with a not-so normal life. With his father missing from life, his mother has become a little hysterical when it comes to her son. Things are so bad at home, that Nick has considered running away.

Nick's life takes an unexpected turn when he mysteriously receives a handwritten, leather-bound old book called the "Dragon Seed." It contains a family legend that has been passed down to him from his great-grandfather. The legend tells a story an angry young man (similar to Nick) who lived his life in the shadows.

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Final Thoughts: By the cover alone, I first thought the book would be a fantasy-adventure, but instead it's a spiritual 'allegory' story aimed for teens/young adults. I meant to have this review posted yesterday, but I had a difficult time trying to write it; which explains why I'm a day late with it.

Anyhow, Dragon Seed wasn't exactly what I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, the book is well written, but I thought it was a little short. The story itself is 24 chapters along and the rest of the book is a 12-lesson Bible study. The plot involves a rebellious teenager who learns to change his ways and find faith in the Lord after reading a book that was handed down from his great-grandfather, which contains a hidden meaning about Christ's death and resurrection.

Overall, Dragon Seed is a fast-paced little story with a wonderful spiritual message. Besides from the story length, I enjoyed reading the book.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Marty Machowski is the Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over 25 years. Marty leads Promise Kingdom, the children's ministry of Covenant Fellowship. He is the author of a systematic theology for children entitled "The Ology," "Long Story Short," "Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God," "The Gospel Story Sunday School Curriculum" and the companion "Gospel Story Children's Bible." He and his wife, Lois, and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania area.

Find out more about Marty at martymachowski.com.

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