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About the book:
The Seed (New Growth Press, May 2016)
Young Madeline and Roark are desperately running from the shadow that destroyed their home and is threatening their lives.
One day, they encounter Tatus, an older man who has sworn to avenge the death of his family at the hands of the shadow, and they form an alliance with him. Tatus promises that he can keep them safe from the shadow if they will help him build a fortress. So they build.
But as fortress-building consumes their lives, Madeline and Roark are increasingly filled with anger and fear, and an unseen evil threatens to ultimately destroy them. When they finally face the shadow, he presents them with an unthinkable offer that will reveal shocking secrets of the forgotten past, the unseen present, and the unimaginable future.
We've all had the feeling that something's not quite right with our lives. It's bigger than any specific failure or disappointment. It's bigger than any person. No matter what you achieve or how much you drink or sleep, you can't shake it. It haunts you---night and day---and propels you to do something. So you build. You build and build the maze that is your exhausting life. Sound vaguely familiar?
The Seed: A True Myth is a journey into the personal labyrinths we create to protect ourselves and those we love from the pain of living in a broken world. Guzman's "true myth" takes the reader on an unforgettable journey that is, in essence, the grand narrative of God's redemptive work in the world. This page-turning Christian fantasy tale is packed with mystery and drama, and readers will feel the weight and power of redemption as they journey alongside Guzman's characters in their epic battle. The Seed deftly communicates the heart of Trinitarian theology through story---without using theological language or Christian terms---and reinforces biblical themes such as God's character and man's true identity and calling.
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About the author:
Erik Guzman is Vice President of Communications and Executive Producer at Key Life Network. He's the cohost of the nationally syndicated talk show Steve Brown, Etc. and announcer for "Key Life." His writing has been featured in Key Life's magazine and online at KeyLife.org, Liberate.org, Burnside Writers Collective, and Sojourners (sojo.net). He is also a Lay Eucharistic Minister, a drummer, and a 5th degree black belt in Aikido. Erik, his wife, and three children live near Orlando, Florida.
"The Seed" is an interesting read by Erik Guzman and one that really made me think a lot throughout the book. Guzman has been compared to C.S. Lewis as far as the writing style and type of story and I completely agree. I was not sure what to expect with this book, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was immediately drawn into the story and I loved how it was written. I was able to become completely immersed I the story and draw parallels with my own life and my relationship with God. This is a deep read, but don't let that push you away as it is a great summer read that will take you on a journey to truth and how God redeems each of us. Not any one of us lives a perfect life and we may be living with regrets from the pasts and looking ahead with apprehension to the future and wondering what if's. Yet throughout life and in each moment God is right there guiding us if we let him take control.
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*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review*