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The Knights of Arrethtrae by Chuck Black has been a joy to listen to as a family. It made our weekly car trips into town more enjoyable. We are sad to see it end.

We have enjoyed other readings by Oasis Audio, and this series was no different. The reader was easy on the ears and we enjoyed his accent. It was a multi-voice recording, and both he and the lady did great playing all their respective roles.

Yes, we cried a few times (at least I did), laughed a few other times and smiled a lot. It was hard not to as you watched the story play out in your imagination.

It also opened up a lot for discussion. This series not only parallels biblical characters, but it also deals with moral issues we all go through in our life time. A few from the top of my head are...drugs, their addiction and consequences; the lackadaisical attitude in today's youth groups, how they are more geared toward fun than learning and being trained in the Word of God; distractions and how they keep us from growing in Christ if we aren't careful.

Another area that I thought Chuck Black weaved in wonderfully was romance. Yes, romance. Courtship was sweet and not lustful. The knights were all gentlemen and treated the ladies as...well, ladies. I think this is great for both boys and girls who listen to these stories to hear and see in their minds how love should be played out; and how important it is to find one who shares the same beliefs.

The fighting scenes were not gruesomely told, but they kept you at the edge of your seat. The kids have taken up the yard-sticks as swords to play out a few duels of their own. lol!

The story telling was very well done that you can see every detail in your mind. Many times we have commented how Chuck's books would make great movies. When we read that a movie was in the planning stages, we got excited. We will stay updated with its progress.

We, as a family, highly recommend these books for all ages.

The kids would like to read the books now, so I think we will invest in those.

You can find the Knights of Arrethtrae at Amazon or Christianbook.

Happy Listening,

The Knights of Arethtrae
by Chuck Black

We finished up The Kingdom Series a few weeks back. It was VERY enjoyable. I hope they make it into a movie. That would be awesome.

Our next series, The Knights of Arethtrae, just arrived!!

We are all excited to get started this Friday when we travel to visit Grandma. 🙂

We couldn't get the box open fast enough! lol! When it arrived, all stopped...even studies...as we opened and looked at the covers. 🙂 Too much fun!

I had Donnie pose with the CD's to show how we all feel now that we can continue on with the characters.

Even Don is enjoying these. He really liked picking out the parallels to the Bible. The kids too. I have found myself using the characters as examples when I am trying to explain something to the kids about character or when those teachable moments happen to come up. I can't think of any examples right now, but when the opportunity arises, it is great to have this extra tool in my proverbial belt. 🙂

Another thing we really liked was the dramatization. The voice actors did a superb job in telling the story. That is a plus for us.

Happy Listening,

We are just about done with Christy. We have enjoyed it immensely. It is sad to see it end. We get so involved with the characters, they become friends. It is always hard to say good-bye to friends. I know they will be listened to again and again just like the kids listen to Jonathan Park over and over. 🙂

But, we are very excited about our next series we are going to begin while driving back from Texas. We will begin The Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. I have only seen good reviews, plus it promises adventure...one thing we all enjoy.

Here is a snippet from Chrstianbooks.

Kingdom"s Dawn, The Kingdom Series #1 - Audiobook on CD
Kingdom's Dawn, The Kingdom Series #1 - Audiobook on CD
By Chuck Black / Oasis Audio Llc

Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer's son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the sword--not exactly a tool of the trade for farmers--but one tragic event initiates a world of revelation.

Only then does he understand his true calling--a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill--a calling given him by the King Himself.

Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger--for the Dank Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop a nothing to thwart the Kings plan to restore the kingdom.Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King's sworn enemies.

Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil--and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man.

Unabridged. 3 CDs. Read by Andy Turvey & Dawn Marshall.

 

I know this will entertain us on our drive, which is about 13-15 hours one way.

Have a great day,