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DEATH. It’s the one experience everyone will share – except for Jak Hamelton, at least that’s what the plaque promised.
Three words whirl Jak to a particular garden paradise where a treacherous interaction between Man, Woman and a snake usher death and evil into the world. When a mysterious benefactor named El offers Jak the opportunity to bring the dead back to life and live forever, it sounds like an impossible dream. But after Jak’s grandfather unexpectedly begins aging backwards, it appears the dream just might be reality.
However, the weapon Jak’s been given to defeat death and evil doesn’t even work yet, and the serpent Beelz isn’t willing to give up the Earth without a fight. Besides that, there’s the poison…
Jak and the Scarlet Thread is the first of a series of young adult/tween Biblical fantasy adventure books that will take readers through the entire Bible, starting with the tumultuous first nine chapters of Genesis. The author's goal is to help people discover God and his ultimate rescue plan as it unfolds through the ordinary people and extraordinary events of Scripture.
About the Author:
Nathan lives in Eau Claire, WI with his wife, four kids, and a menagerie of animals. In addition to writing, he produces a nightly kids radio show called Nite Lite on WHEM 91.3 FM that airs Sunday-Thursdays at 7:30 during the school year. Before journeying into writing, speaking and radio, Nathan spent ten years as a youth and children’s pastor in Wisconsin and Minnesota. You can find more information about Nathan and the projects he is working on at his website, www.nathanjanderson.net
The book is a really good way of interpreting and retelling the beginning of the Bible in Genesis. The author's style of writing draws readers in and my son could not put it down once he started reading. There is a lot of suspense and engaging characters; my son's three favorite characters were Gramps, Man, and Mr. Nettor. Gramps reminded my son of his own granddad who was loving and compassionate. Gramps looked out for Jak and Tess and never gave up. Man was childish and innocent and it was humorous the way he interacted with the other characters. And Mr. Nettor was a cowardly old man who did not believe anything unless he saw it for himself.
Overall, it has a great message, although my son thought it was a little bit preachy. He is looking forward to reading the second book and finding out what happens next (without giving any spoilers away, this book had in my son's words, a bit of a "Matrix" ending).
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review. No other compensation was received. Thank you to Nathan J. Anderson for generously giving away a copy to one of my readers!
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