I was recently given a book as a gift that I wanted to share with you. The Illuminator’s Gift is a wonderful Christ centered adventure that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. I believe this is Alina Sayre’s first published book and she hit a home run.
The story telling reminds me of a C.S. Lewis type fantasy story. Usually I am not one given to fantasy stories. Other than Lewis, I have mainly avoided the genre. However, since it was a gift, I decided to at least start reading it. After I started I could not put it down.
The story is about Ellie, a twelve year old orphan girl and her adventures as she learns to live for Ishua (Jesus) and fight against the forces of evil determined to destroy Ishua’s kingdom. There are wonderful descriptions of regeneration and sanctification and the battles that every Christian faces in this life. Ellie’s desire to be part of a family and to belong reflects the desire of many today. Also, her growth in understanding her role and place in Ishua’s kingdom is instructive and important for all of God’s people to understand.
I highly recommend The Illumintor’s Gift. You will not be disappointed.