Christian fantasy review: Bellanok, the Reluctant Savior by Ralene Burke
I really enjoyed this quick read. It was a good, clean booklet. But upon reflection, it’s quite sad.
This is a good example of current “Christian” fiction.
It looks and feels good until you realize that the stone of offense is missing. Somehow the idea has become the norm that Jesus or a Messiah is not necessary for a Christian novel. We need to remember the word from Jesus, “If you’re ashamed of me, I’ll be ashamed of you.”
So, yes I’d let my child read this, but I’d explain to him or her before they started reading it that the author was too chicken to include Jesus. Maybe that seems harsh, but one of these days we are all going to be held responsible for the words we say and the words we write.
Spiritually, I’d give it a 2.8 star rating
It’s actually a level two, but it “feels” legit. No Messiah though.