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Dragon Seed

Machowski, Marty

Divine truth through good storytelling. Part page-turning novel, part Bible Study, this-one-of-a-kind resource by one of our best-loved children’s authors was written to introduce kids and teens to a biblical perspective of spiritual warfare. Captivating and thought provoking, it’s a great option for educators and youth groups.

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An angry teen, a desperate mother, a missing father, and a shadow lurking in the background. Things were going from bad to worse for Nick and his family. Tempted to run away after yet another argument with his mom, Nick receives a handwritten, leather-bound copy of an old book—a family legend passed down to him from his great grandfather. The book, called Dragon Seed, leads Nick deep into his family’s history and introduces him to another angry young man who lived in the shadows (the shadows of the tombs). Like Nick, you’ll be shocked to discover where he fits in this story of epic proportions!

This page-turning, young adult fiction story invites older children and teens into the real-life struggles of Nick. But it also ushers them into an imaginative exploration of the life of the young man Jesus saved as he wandered through the tombs. Best-selling author Marty Machowski uses both stories to introduce the reality of spiritual warfare and how its shadows affect and change us.

Machowski, a trusted teacher for children of all ages, presents a thoroughly biblical view of spiritual warfare that emphasizes the importance of humility and dangers of pride. Teens will be drawn to the story of Nick and his struggles and will learn, as they read, to also identify the shadows in their own life and turn from them. While the biblical teaching is evident throughout the narrative of Dragon Seed, Machowski also includes a twelve-lesson Bible study at the end of the book to help teens ground their understanding of spiritual warfare on biblical principles.

Youth pastors, leaders, and parents will also want to explore with teens the small group study at the end of the book with its unique take on spiritual warfare that emphasizes the biblical theme of humility. This is a perfect book to read with a group and discuss together the implications of Nick’s struggles for their lives.

What Is the Product for? Dragon Seed is made up of two distinct parts. The first part, 24 chapters, is a fun-to-read, dramatic fiction story; the second part is a 12-lesson Bible study that explores the deeper spiritual themes from the story. The story helps older kids and teens to recognize the problem of pride, while the Bible study drives home the gospel solution.

Who Is the Product for? Dragon Seed is the perfect book to give to a preteen or teen to help them recognize the dangers of pride as well as the God-given antidote to its destructive forces. Dragon Seed is allegorical, but fun-to-read and not didactic so that kids can enjoy the story as they learn. Parents can also read Dragon Seed to their older elementary children and do the Bible study together.

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