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10 thoughts on “The Messengers

  1. says:

    It is refreshing to find a distopian novel that not only deals with the struggles of darkness and growth and personal versus cultural identity, well, but also leaves you with hope instead of the weight of burden Simon s journey to understand himself, his family, his culture and what all of that means for his life is mirrored so easily in every one of us, that the reader will immediately engage with his story I really loved the unexpected supporting characters, both good and evil, and found mys It is refreshing to find a distopian novel that not only deals with the struggles of darkness and growth and personal versus cultural identity, well, but also leaves you with hope instead of the weight of burden Simon s journey to understand himself, his family, his culture and what all of that means for his life is mirrored so easily in every one of us, that the reader will immedia...


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    In a trend that will surely be replicated many times but never perfected in the same way, Lisa Clark has combined heady Christian theology and a dystopian YA thriller for middle grade readers Simon is the son of a secretive but loving father who discovers that the Darkness the nameless fear that his community of rules and order pins everything on is actually the message of the gospel Doled out in small but potent doses, the Message is sweet like honey to all who hear it in this debut thr In a trend that will surely be replicated many times but never perfected in the same way, Lisa Clark has combined heady Christian theology and a dystopian YA thriller for middle grade readers Simon is the son of a secretive but loving father who discovers that the Darkness the nameless fear that his community of rules and order pins everything on is actually the message of the gospel Doled out in small but potent doses, the Message is sweet like honey to all who hear it in this debut thriller that is appropriate for children probably as young as ten Lisa Clark s writing is tightly effective, but the heart with which she deals with the theology is light and jubilant Young readers will love the rebellion against th...


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    The world needswell crafted stories written from a Christian perspective, so it is exciting to see CPH venture into the world of dystopian middle grade fiction.Lisa M Clark s The Messengers Discovered follows Simon, a teenager growing up in a futuristic, repressive society where Bibles and other unauthorized reading material have long been banned Restless and discontent, Simon flirts with danger by engaging in petty misdeeds Then, one day, he realizes that his quiet father is deepl...


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    Clark s outstanding first novel is both entertaining and convicting at the same time She masterfully tells her story, adding countless rich details that enhance the narrative It is at the same time connected to past and present Readers will understand it as a modern day re telling of the early Christian church, while also pondering if this is the coming reality for Christians Clark s name choices for her characters is my favorite detail out of the whole book meanings and references to Bibli Clark s outstanding first novel is both entertaining and convicting at the same time She masterfully tells her story, adding countless rich details that enhance the narrative It is at the same time connected to past and present Readers will understand it as a modern day re telling of the early Christian church, while also pondering if this is the coming reality for Christians Clark s name choices for her characters is my favorite detail out of the whole book meanings and references to Biblical figures adds immeasurable depth to the plot.Suitable for YA and adults alike, The Messengers Discovered opens doors to profound conversations about living out our faith and why it matters even when steeples are falling Seamlessly weaving theology and the historic liturgy together with suspense and intrigue, Discovered is a welcome addition to Chr...


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    A very promising opening salvo Very much looking forward to seeing how the series plays out There were some parts where the writing could have been tightened up, but I only noticed because the book was otherwise very well done Had a hard time p...


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    I very much enjoyed YA Christian novels when I was younger and now I love dystopian novels so when I heard about The Messengers Discovered which combines both, I jumped at the chance to read an advanced reader copy This book had me sucked in from the start and I just couldn t stop reading The first several chapters were centered around getting to know Simon and the world he lived in and felt rather lonely I was beginning to wonder if when we d meet any ot...


  7. says:

    The Messengers Discovered places us in a dystopian thriller where technology, creativity, and faith have been publicly eliminated In a world where everything is standardized and curiosity is smothered, what would be worth the price of defying authority Lisa Clark s compelling novel does a fantastic job of re revealing to both young adult and adult readers the truth and value of God s Word Clark builds anticipation and keeps us right alongside Simon on his com...


  8. says:

    In her first novel, Lisa Clark has achieved that which many authors strive for their entire careers a distinct story telling voice all her own Bravo I can t wait for the next installment.


  9. says:

    I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.I ll be honest I really loved this book I ve been burnt out on dystopian fiction for awhile now, but I very much liked the Christian themes in this book and it brought a new angle A lot of dystopian fiction sort of ignores religion for instance, the Hunger Games has literally no mention of any type of religion whatsoever so it was interesting reading this book about a country where religion was eradicated I also I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.I ll be honest I really loved this book I ve been burnt out on dystopian fiction for awhile now, but I very much liked the Christian themes in this book and it brought a new angle A lot of dystopian fiction sort of ignores religion for instance, the Hunger Games has literally no mention of any type of religion whatsoever so it was interesting reading this book about a country where religion was eradicated I also liked that New Morgan was portrayed as stagnating Technological advances have regressed, students are indoctrinated in classes, and one always has to be careful about what questions they ask or even what they read.I liked Simon as a main character He was curious about his world, even if he didn t know...


  10. says:

    An awesome dystopian fiction title


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The Messengers Everything About Fifteen Year Old Simon S Life Is Decided By His Government His Curfew, His Meals, Even His Fun When Simon Begins To Notice Nighttime Visitors And Hidden Messages, He Realizes That His Nation Is Even Dictating What He S Allowed To Know There S A Truth Out There To Be Discovered, A Truth The Government Will Stop At Nothing To Eliminate Join The Messengers As They Risk Their Lives To Protect It.https Www.cph.org Messengers