Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Communicating to our youth

My 12-year-old son read The Lord of the Rings six times in one summer. He'd finish the story and start back in on page 1. He was drawn to the intrigue and adventure of that classic.

Jeff Gerke at Marcher Lord Press maintains that our youth are writing - and reading - fantasy. The way to communicate to them is through speculative fiction, although the mainstream Christian publishing houses don't always get that.

Hence, I appreciate Bryan Davis, who writes adventure and mind-bending fiction that appeals to the young reader. When they are bombarded by a culture eager to take them down divergent pathways, it is nice to place quality literature in their hands that does not cultivate corruption.

Check out Bryan Davis' latest adventure novel, Beyond the Reflection's End. You can see more info at Amazon and also at his website. Any fiction that communicates to young people is worth supporting.


Valerie Comer said...

Has your son read this book by Bryan Davis, Kathy? I'm curious what he thought of it! He's the target audience, after all. :)

Bryan Davis said...

Thank you for posting about my series.

I also have a son who has read Lord of the Rings many times. Fantasy is a powerful draw.

Bryan Davis

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

I love the fact that you brought in the YA market. The thing is, they grow up and don't really grow out of their love for fantasy. They just want stories that are fresh. And Christian fantasy has the much needed dimension of the spiritual. Perhaps the success of Bryan's books and others of like kind will be the tipping point.