We are history nuts. In our house it has never been unusual to hear a preschooler yell “Give me liberty or give me death” as a streaking toddler chases them down the hall. Nope just another day in paradise and I wouldn’t change another moment. If I don’t let you in the door when you come by this would be why. It is no surprise we jumped on the chance to review The Dragon and the Raven from Heirloom Audio Productions a Christian friendly based audio drama.
This two hour long audio and venture was the perfect complement to our long trips up north for church. With voices from popular adventures like Lord of the Rings The Dragon and the Raven is a lively adventure come to life nothing like the boring audio books that are so prevalent. The emotion of the characters makes you visualize the story as if you where reading it yourself. A film playing across your imagination.
The Dragon and the Raven takes you back to the time of King Alfred as he turns to God to help him overcome the invaders and save his beloved country. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat rooting for the good guys and holding your breath as the story twists and turns.
“the horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the Lord.” Proverbs 21:31
When you buy The Dragon and the Raven you get a digital copy of the discussion starter and study guide guide to help you and your family really dig into the story. To open up genuine discussion of hard topics like faith when the seas ahead look far to rough to keep forging ahead. This study guide will help your family grow stronger in faith as they dive deep into actual history. The study guide comes with 30 pages of maps, vocabulary, and Questions for your child. Join King Alfred as the Vikings and the Norsemen battle in this high seas adventure.
One bonus we love is the MP3 digital copy of the sound track for the kids to enjoy acting out the story themselves while they play. Nothing like watching your child profess his love and trust int he Lord as he acts out King Alfred’s roll.
You can check out this really great video of the actors in their rolls. It brings so much emotion and excitement to the whole thing.
One great thing about this Audio drama is it encourages kids to think about the importance of standing up for our people, our country, our GOD in today’s world where it seems the opposite is a big part of our lives. The only thing that will turn the tides is if we all reach out and instill these missing values into the next generation. Fight for what is right, strive to help those that can not help themselves, and never lose faith that the Lord is on your side.