Contextualized to an urban setting and written using contemporary language,Christian's Questbrings a fresh new voice to the classic allegory,Little Pilgrims Progress. Targeting youth primarily between the ages of 8-12, living in urban areas,Christian's Questfollows the journey of Christian, an African American boy, the various friends he meets along the way, as he travels from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City.
Christians' companions are predominantly by African American characters and the settings depicted in the story are ones to which urban youth can relate.The unique features ofChristian's Questare the realistic, detailed-oriented and culturally relevant black and white ink illustrations found throughout the book. These illustrations along with the story itself will captivate young readers. Also an appendix containing a dictionary of unfamiliar words and an allegorical chart are provided in the back of the book. These tools will promote literacy, expand vocabulary and increase the readers' understanding as well as explain the characters and who or what they represent to help increase the readers' understanding of the Gospel message, biblical concepts and the Christian life.Christian Quests offers youth and readers of all ages adventure, encouragement through the gospel message, inspiration to grow in faithfulness on the Christian journey, wisdom to make wise choices, opportunities to improve vocabulary and literacy skills and an appreciation for great art.Through Christian's journey readers will learn or be reminded that with the help and guidance of the King they can overcome the many obstacles they face in life.
show more show less
JACQUELINE BUSCHis blessed to be a daughter of the King, sister, mentor, and friend. A graduate of Trinity International University, Wheaton College Graduate School, and Teach for America, she has enjoyed serving in urban children's ministry and education for over 13 years. Currently, she is the K-6 After-School Program Director at Circle Urban Ministries in Chicago.
MELVIN PATTERSON, JR.,a native of the Westside of Chicago, is a self-taught artist and storyteller whose passion is sharing his God-given abilities with others, especially children. He is most proud of his current art project - creating and overseeing a 180 ft. mural being painted by children ages 5-12 at Circle Urban Ministries, illustratingLittle Pilgrim's Progressin an urban context. Working as a maintenance supervisor by day, he enjoys serving God with all of his gifts and abilities whenever he has the opportunity.