A Delicious Christian Mystery
A desert land for ‘new creatures’ turns into a treasure-hunt, as child detectives pass a delicious secret like a baton between themselves about “the dessert in the desert.” And as this slow uprising races with the quicksand, it is mysteriously up to Willow to protect this secret, make the discovery, and become a sweet benefit for everyone looking to ‘have their cake and eat it too.’
All 3 Versions Included: Story, WordPlay®, & Family Skit
Let’s ‘rock sand’ with Roxanne, feel the sandy side of Sandy, and determine the ‘will’ in Willow! For all ages, this Christian Mystery is a fun new parable which animates the hidden experiences of Christian living today! Tour the ‘big picture’ of spiritual responsibility and having a natural appetite for righteousness. It’s a biblically animated tour of Christian Living from its born-again beginning, to the spiritual growth obstacles, from the tactical temptation, all the way to the rapture to come. And do all of this with the symbolism of today!
Biblical Dessert, Anyone?
As this edible treasure-hunt is on, you get to digest a fun bible memory! With the WordPlay® Version of this new parable (included), this new story riddle is actually animated by a variety of Bible verses working together, sharing the short story scene! From the same bible memorization technique of its original 5-Star WordPlay® book series, it’s “wordplay” in more ways than one.
Symbolism of Today!
With this Christian riddle, you can biblically twist-and-learn as your own detective to bible verses about everyday topics affecting all good-fight Christians today! Discover the origins and consequences of lukewarm choices. Understand the difference between a natural and supernatural appetite, and reunite with the promises of The Bible! The symbolism will give readers and their bible study groups a better glimpse of the complexities awaiting Christianity itself. And you’ll understand the stronger source of strength. Use the symbolism to test others’ faith in ‘His coming.’ And find the “will” in the “Willow” of you and yours!
A Sunday School + Bible Quiz starring YOU!
Much like dinner-and-a-movie, this Christian riddle is like movie-and-a-dinner: a new Christian mystery which later becomes a devotional to feast on with family and friends! Enjoy bible study options with the following (ALL included inside):
- Story Symbolism
- Fun Facts
- Discussion Questions
- Instant Replay: where story scenes replay themselves through the same bible verses animating this New Christian Mystery (in the WordPlay® Version) for fun bible verse learning and memory.
- Bible Study – Scripture Index
- Free Gift (on our Christian Parables Website)
Or You Can Become the Story!
With the Family Skit Version (included), you can rehearse the script right from your Kindle! Invite your friends, your church, and your bible study group for a playful play full of inspiration. And energize the bible study in others as the Cast, Narrator, or Biblical Talk Show Host. It’s bible study with a twist! So journey this Christian Adventure with Willow. And maybe… save some room for “dessert!”
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“Stress changes truth for itself; peace changes itself for truth” – Jwyan C. Johnson
Dessert in the Desert is a difficult book to review.
Let me start by saying, it was nothing like I expected. I don’t know why, but I expected more than one short parable with a bunch of teaching materials and duplications tossed in. You may be wondering how, I managed that considering that’s what the synopsis says it is, but I don’t read a book’s synopsis before writing my review. I don’t want it to color my feelings toward the book, nor provide any spoilers.
Did I enjoy Dessert in the Desert? Yes, unequivocally. It’s a great parable. The story is unique and interesting. It would be something perfect to share during a youth group session.
Why is this difficult to review? Honestly. I was confused. When I reached the end of the parable I was only about 20% into the book, so first I wondered what else was there. What follows was what confused me.
First there was a list of each name/title and what they symbolized.
Next, there were Fun Facts that explained the double meanings and symbolism throughout the parable.
Then we have some terrific discussion questions.
Next the story is retold with the biblical references noted.
Then the symbolism and fun facts again. There may be slight changes but it seemed the same to me.
Then the parables from the Bible are included.
Next is a skit, which does look like fun, but I wasn’t in the mood since I’d been confused.
Two things I will say, though.
- Absolutely read and share Dessert in the Desert. It’s a great picture of skepticism and the fight against becoming a child of God. Second, I’d suggest this as a great tool to share with your youth groups, but only middle and high schoolers will truly feel it’s impact.
- Visit Mr Johnnson’s website, christianparables.com, there is so much information and so many helpful tools there you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!
|Author:||Jwyan C. Johnson|
|Source:||I purchased The Parable of The Desert’s Dessert on December 15, 2016 when it was free.|
|Publisher & Date:||November 28th 2016 by Image Reflections|
|Genre:||Children’s Christian Fiction|
|Series:||Fun Bible Memory Riddles Book 2|
Faith & The Blindfold
The Desert’s Dessert
Years ago, bestselling author Jwyan C. Johnson wrote the script to a cartoon. The story starts off with a police chase to a giant dictionary: the home of our vocabulary words. Cops break down the cover, and they all rush in with their weapons drawn. And as they move around inside this book, we learn that they’re looking for one specific word: a simple 9-lettered noun. It has been bragging about its countless offenses committed against our society, against mankind. Surprising unarmed, and not dangerous, this specific word simply turns us against each other.
Detectives follow the “alphabetical” directions to the right page, the right column and the right row, only to discover that this word has disappeared! Nowadays this divisive word lives inside our minds if we let it! The accomplished mystery writer reveals that “ignorance” was the word the police were after.
The creative writings of Jwyan C. Johnson aim to biblically “protect and serve” the mind state because “ignorance is still at large in our society!” And with his latest kingdom-seeking contribution, Christian Parables, there are some places where ignorance no longer resides so we can win back each other.
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