A Question

January 4, 2012 at 7:05 am (Uncategorized)

Someone wrote and asked me about the content of the book, asking about reading it to her 6- and 8-year-old children. The email address she left didn’t work when I replied, so here is part of my response. This book is written for teens and adults. Young children won’t be able to follow all of the plot without explanation.

It simply was not written for children, though I had in mind that it might be read aloud in front of younger children and was careful in the wording. There may not be oozing blood and the romance is more G rated than that of a Disney film, but there are a lot of sad events in the book. Many people die. It’s just not a children’s book. That being said, my children have read it and others have read it to their elementary school aged children. The choice is ultimately yours.

The book is a good tool for discussing the end times, the sovereignty of God, having faith when the world around you is fearful, marriage, service and dying to self to live for God.

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