That he can be fantastic in any genre for any age group and with any type of character The man is seriously cool This is one of the books that could be read time and time again It was an instant favorite of mine Just read it it s not at all what you will expectContentLanguage Nonereason 137 to love Steven JamesSexual content MildViolence Moderate I saw the title of this and thought it might be suitable for Christian teens I rarely read fantasy but made an exception ue to the Christian contentI read this through in one sitting It is engaging and there are enough twists and turns that it isn t entirely predictable However I was surprised that although the author acknowledges that his book is a reimagining of The Pilgrim s Progress he uses so much Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 duplicated content I have not read the latter since I was a youth but could still recall someetails and am sure that if I re read it there would be that matched up I also etected elements of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe the use of a healing ointment and emerging into ifferent lands The book tells the story of Kadin who sets off to reach the Celestial City and much like "Pilgrim faces iversions and temptations along the way The problem with this version is that the redemption message is "faces iversions and temptations along the way The problem with this version is that the redemption message is clear If an author Um Fogo Eterno decides to bring fantasy into the message of salvation they really need to make the underlying theology watertight or it justoesn t work There were a few areas that bothered me in this narrative it wasn t clear that the man who Lawn Boy Returns died the Prince was atoning for sin orying in the place of anyone maybe he wasn t I really Yolandas Genius don t know The biggest error in my view was when the author suggested that the King God had sent His Son the Prince toie for love rather than justice or that He was being punished for sin This is a popular false teaching in contemporary church circles and I feel it is The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty dangerous for the atonement to be misrepresented even in fictionI also felt that some of the violence was uite graphic and also some of theescriptions of the horrorsdevils that were encountered along the way I on t think this would be suitable for younger teens as it might give them nightmares But mature audiences will be able to cope with the level of gore There is no bad language and no sexual content although there are suggestions that one of the characters was raped there are no etails of this I idn t like the way the main character temporarily became a womaniser when given the opportunity as I felt it suggested that this was acceptable behaviour for any normal manHaving pointed out the negatives I believe that some may still enjoy this it is an easy read and has some good points I recommend it for adults who enjoy Christian fantasy. Ames uses his master storytelling ability to re create the life changing journey of The Pilgrim's Progress for readers ages 14 to.
Summary uest for Celestia A Reimagining of the Pilgrim's ProgressGonna be generous with my rating cause those last few chapters really picked up This book had no right to make me that emotional Such a great spin on a classic So many nuggets of truth in this story It was a huge blessing An Absolutely Awesome book As a reader I say that the creativity and utter skill in this book is fantastic the way the author wrote
story as a creative spin off of the New Testiment And as Christian I take my hat off for the writers of this story this truth In my opinion re telling a classic can be hard There are so many factors to take into account mainly how can you make something that is already beloved ifferent and appealing to readers Readers are the worst for being like Um excuse me I liked the original The first time I saw Steven James book The uest For Celestia a re imagined Pilgrims Progress I wasn t sold on it The second time I saw it I thought Okay let s be open minded here So I bought it Here s my thoughts In the authors note James said he tried to emphasize the character Jewelry Making For Beginners development in his story compared to Bunyan s Iefinitely agree with this Pilgrim s Progress was very theological Lots of Scripture uoted "throughout the book and many scenes were intense in emotion and octrine The characters Kadin and "the book and many scenes were intense in emotion and octrine The characters Kadin and in James novel were very much centered around their personal stories and eventually a romance between the two Both Kadin and Leira were great characters I enjoyed Kadin was likable because he was the narrator and honest Leira was smart tough and full of mystery It was fun to watch both grow and The Penguin Book of English Verse develop page after page Another thing I really liked was how Kadin s infection was removed I felt like it was a really great way to illustrate the Gospel and what Jesusid on the cross but in a way that fit the fantasy genre Also I loved how the author made the book a living thing with a heartbeat and breathing ability Just like the Bible is a living word that speaks life into our stories the Book of Blood was the same in this story So I say the author nailed the imagery The only thing I can critiue about the story was the battle with Apollyon I felt like it was a little too easy and could have been better Conclusion when I started The uest For Celestia I had just finished a great book and was worried that this one might not click because I was still processing the last novel After the first chapter my wo What a great read This would be a wonderful book for a preteen through high school reader There is adventure and suspense throughout If you or your growing up too fast child loves to read and enjoys a page turnercheck this one out Wow what a great book Having read Pilgrim s Progress on my own and as course work I was interested to see what. Join Kadin on his journey to Celestia in this creative reimagining of John Bunyan's Christian classic The Pilgrim's Progress Kadin. The phenomenal Mr James id with this concept With slight apologies to John Bunyan I The Killer Cats Birthday Bash (The Killer Cat, d advocate that no child ever be assigned to read Pilgrim s Progress again and instead read this great re imagining for modern readers Review on on my blog for Celestia was a great read I wasn t too sure if I like it but once I read a couple chapters Ithis story as a creative spin off of the New Testiment And as
into the story and ended up loving itEver since began reading the Patrick Bowers Files in 2011 Steven James has been one of my favorite authors I ve "enjoyed all ten fiction novels I ve read of his including uest for "all ten fiction novels I ve read of his including uest for This book had a ifferent feel to it than the other books as can be expected since they are thrillers and this is a fantasyreimagining of The Pilgrim *s ProgressOverall I loved reading this book I m so glad *ProgressOverall I loved reading this book I m so glad ecided to buy it earlier this month I recommend uest for Celestia to anyone that typically enjoys these types of reads I am eagerly anticipating the release of Steven James upcoming books Checkmate Patrick Bowers Files and Blur Blur TrilogyI The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (Chapter 9 Provocateur) did not get this for review I purchased my copy As always all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own uest for Celestia is a fascinating and highly motivating book The book is a reimagining of The Pilgrims Progre Reviewed for Fantastical Adventures Through the Paper realmThe storyKadin is a normal 18 year old boy Ready to turn 19 and be a respectable man to be what he is expected to be Until he meets a mysterious man and receives an even mysterious book The book of blood This book that he presumes is cursed reveals painful sores all over him and his fellow villagers When he sets out on a journey to save himself he realizes nothing that he has known about the world is really true His path ends up entwined with that of a girl from his village Liera She samaged and fragile but she might be exactly what Kadin needs to keep himself focused on their How I Became a Nun dangerous uest My thoughts I love this book It s not at all what I expected from a re imagining of Pilgrims Progress The original has such a beautiful story but it s heavy and hard to get into Steven James has taken the heart of the story and turned it into something so new andifferent What he s The Rose Tattoo and Other Plays done with it is absolutely beautiful Kadin is a super cool character He s uniue and the fact that he s 18 makes this a perfect YA book Leira was my favorite Ion t uite understand how Steven James writes teenage girls in a realistic and likable way but he The Undoing Project does He s one of the few authors whooes it really well it s sort of weird There s so much to the story Just at face value it s an awesome fantasy novel with everything expected from the genre but when you go First Flight (Dragon School deeper it s such a gorgeous allegory of the Christian life Steven James proves. 's faith is challenged and strengthened as he seeks to rid himself of the growth on his neck and make his way to Celestia StevenWas Into The Story And Ended Up Loving ItEver Since