I received the Speed of Sight Superhero Adventure through BookCrash with no preconditions. I almost did not review it, because it’s not Christian. Yet, as I plowed through it, I started to enjoy it a bit. But, knowing the mission of this blog, it’s a difficult review to write.
It’s what I call nonsense fantasy. We’re not talking about fairies, elves, dwarves, trolls, or anything else. It may include angels and demons, but not as I have known them in spiritual warfare. Comic books are the agent of bringing truth—yes, really. The bad guys have demons—though not named as such. The superheroes are presented in a comic book style with word balloons et al. God is eventually called the comic book author and then Creator Man. There was no savior or Holy Spirit that I could see.
The Speed of Sight Superhero Adventure is for younger children
It is definitely what my grandchildren call a “chapter book”. They are going to need to be good readers, to read it. However, if they’re good readers, this is quite possibly below their maturity level. If you read it to a child, there are no pictures. But as a bedtime tale, it might be OK. However. little children might become fearful.
The book talks a lot about forgiveness. I’m sure the author counts it as a Christian book as BookCrash is for small independent Christian publishers, as far as I know. But it is not. It could have been written by a Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Jew, Roman Catholic, or any other religious affiliation in the Judeo-Christian segment of our society. It’s even possible, though not likely, that it was written by a witch.
All of that is sad because C.R. Flamingbush seems to be a sincere Christian author. It became entertaining as I read it through. But the lack of true spiritual content messed it up for me.