Thursday, July 11, 2013
Book Review - Redemption: Twelve Readings from the Monks of Estillyen
Redemption: Twelve Readings from the Monks of Estillyen is written by William E. Jefferson and is published by Port Estillyen Productions. It is the companion book to The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout, which I reviewed earlier.
When Mr. Jefferson sent me Redemption: Twelve Readings from the Monks of Estillyen, I was ecstatic. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Point and loved the readings from the monks and would have loved to read more - the full readings.
There is a lot of "mystique" to this book, but there is no "mystery". After all, God has revealed Himself to us through His word, the Bible. Redemption brings the Bible alive in an allegorical form. It, like The Point, makes me think of C. S. Lewis' great masterpiece, The Screwtape Letters. Satan and his henchmen seek to do a work in Redemption that is creepy and sinister. Jesus, however, thwarts every effort these dark forces put forth in their hopes to win human souls to hell.
While you might know the stories and the eventual outcome from the Bible itself, you will definitely enjoy and learn from the insights gained from reading Redemption: Twelve Readings from the Monks of Estillyen. And if you do not know the only true God, maybe you'll read just enough to want to learn more about Him. I'd love to talk to you about Him.