Tuesday, March 30, 2010
About the Author:
Joe Boyd is a teaching pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. A gifted communicator, teacher, and storyteller, Joe has been speaking at conferences, events, and churches since he was a teenager. In 2002 Joe left vocational ministry to work in Hollywood as a professional actor and screenwriter. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Cincinnati with their two sons.
rebel pilgrim~Joe Boyd's blog
"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten."
Between Two Kingdoms by Joe Boyd is a beautiful and meaningful fantasy. I think any older child, young adult or adult would find themselves captured by the Higher Kingdom of light and the Lower Kingdom of Darkness. For me this book became more than a fairy tale. It became something like my real life or my real psyche. There is a light side where I always remain seven years old. Then, the dark side where everything is vague and I am old. When I am old, everything is dark, dreary, dense, ugly. I would much rather stay seven years old forever. Then, I would have the chance to meet THE KING and THE PRINCE. I would live on Mount Basilea in a breathtaking palace. I would always believe in innocence and kindness.
"And above the lush forest, glittering like a rare jewel set upon a velvet pillow, shone the crystal towers and golden walls of the Palace of the GREAT KING."
I think my kingdom choices of friends, treehouses and dark or light are made every single day. For me this is more than a fantasy. BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS is my daily life. Joe Boyd has written a fabulous, not to be missed allegorical novel. It took me on an adventure. Parts of the adventure seemed so familiar. I wondered had I visited this place at another time and met Tommy, Mary, Bobby. The Prince? Yes, surely I've felt His angelic touch.