The Squire and the Scroll
Summary: A wonderful story for children about staying true to God's Word in the face of great temptations. A squire receives a scroll from his parents just before he is about to embark on a quest for the king. This scroll contains words of wisdom that the boy has learned as a child. As the young squire accompanies the brave knight, he uses his scroll to give him direction as he faces difficult circumstances and temptations on his journey. Of course, the underlying theme is to stay true to the Word of God and to let the Bible direct all our actions.
Personal Thoughts: If a parent were to read this book to their sons, they could have such a good discussion with them! The book is exciting enough to grip boys--a fierce dragon, quicksand, a battle, a dark cave covered with gems, etc. Also, boys can relate to the excitement of embarking on a quest for a king and becoming a hero in the process. This is a great story with great biblical truth. I will happily endorse it.
Quote: As the two travelled through the shadowy wood, they began to hear sounds like a rushing brook or wind in the trees. Deeper in the forest, the sounds became more like whispers that seemed to come from the plants, the trees, the ground.
Listening intently, the knight and the boy heard evil chants. warnings to turn back, whisperings that made their hearts faint.
But the boy knew how to guard his ears, for he knew the first command of the scroll"
LISTEN ONLY TO WORDS THAT ARE PURE
"The wool!" the lad shouted, and quickly pulled off some soft tufts for the knight and himself to stop up their ears. Now courage could not be stolen from the knight or the boy, and they passed safely through the enchanted wood