Years ago, author and award-winning poet Jwyan C. Johnson wrote the script to a cartoon. The story starts off with a police chase to a giant dictionary: the home of our vocabulary words. Cops break down the cover, and they all rush in with their weapons drawn. And as they move around inside this book, we learn that they’re looking for one specific word: a simple 9-lettered noun. It has been bragging about its countless offenses committed against our society, against mankind. Surprising unarmed, and not dangerous, this specific word simply turns us against each other.
Detectives follow the "alphabetical” directions to the right page, the right column and the right row, only to discover that this word has disappeared! Nowadays this divisive word lives inside our minds if we let it! The accomplished mystery writer reveals that "ignorance” was the word the police were after.
The creative writings of Jwyan C. Johnson aim to biblically "protect and serve” the mind state because "ignorance is still at large in our society!” And with his latest kingdom-seeking contribution, Christian Parables, there are some places where ignorance no longer resides so we can win back each other.
on April 28, 2015 :
This was a unique way to teach about faith. It was also a unique way to get people to study and memorize scripture. The symbolism in this book was fabulous. The book is set up so you can click on the scripture and read it right then and there or you can read it all before or after reading the story. I myself clicked on it as I read. Then I went back and reread the story. This is a different way to get people into the scriptures. For family devotions or youth groups, there is a script so that they can actually put on this skit.
I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)