The Boy Who Fell From the Stars

by Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker
Series: And They Found Dragons 1
Reviewed date: 2022 Mar 15
171 pages
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These are good. It's science fiction blended with fantasy and a dose of Jesus. There is a space station housing a remnant of humanity, a depopulated and destroyed Earth overrun with dragons, and a clandestine underground church that keeps the knowledge of Jesus and the gospel alive.

This is no wimpy half-hearted Jesus parallel either. This is literal, full-on actual Christianity, the only weird bit being that they say Yeshua instead of Jesus, and I'm not sure if there is any theological significance to that or whether the Dekkers thought that Yeshua would be kinda disarming to non-Christians who read the book in the way that the literal name Jesus would not. Jesus himself doesn't make an appearance until book three when he appears to the main character in an extended vision (or perhaps in the body? "Whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know," eh?) That surprised me a bit. Most Christian fiction, particularly Christian fantasy, stick to a faith that is symbolic of Christianity, but these books have actual Christian religion. So that's nice, I guess. I did think it made that whole dragon thing a bit hard to reconcile with Scripture, but I think the dragons must be angelic and demonic beings.

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