on June 17, 2015
Such a thoughtful gesture, when a friend gifted me with a copy of The Seal of the King. The only problem I faced was, when in the world was I going to be able to pick it up to enjoy it? I had been writing and reading, both articles and books, night and day, for my own new business.

As a Christian, I know God reveals himself in so many ways but sometimes I only see his pattern reflectively. Looking back, I know it was the beautifully illustrated cover that God used to pull me in after the few days while the books sat motionless on my bedside table. When, I finally picked it up, I was enraptured from the beginning by the passionate, loving, kind relationship of Aurora and David.

I found this book to have so many teachable moments throughout. Choices between bad and good, humility and pride, right and wrong, serving and sacrifice. This book reminded me to explore and enjoy God’s passion for my life and to be a faithful, humble servant in the process.

At no point did Smith describe the Christian walk as a smooth but rather as a faith-based journey that is worthy of loyalty and honor. This story was educational, passionate, sensual and very entertaining. A great summer read with a lot of substance and not a lot of fluff. Like, a few other reviewers wrote, this story is terrific for both young adults (late MS and HS) and for adults as well. I am very eager for the next installment of this book! This would make a great movie!