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Praying Patty and the Secret Languages [Paperback]

By Daniel Hugh Byrd (Author)
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Praying Patty and the Secret Languages by Daniel Hugh Byrd

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Studio: Xulon Press
Pages   116
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.58" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.35"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2002
Publisher   Xulon Press
ISBN  1591600790  
ISBN13  9781591600794  

Availability  141 units.
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Not a good option  Aug 14, 2008
Don't buy this book. Although I think the author's intentions might have been noble, this book is by no means a Christian alternative to secular fantasy, and it sends dangerous and confusing messages to children.
Praying Patty, the ten-year-old heroine, works miracles and battles demons mainly by dint of praying in "secret languages," which some versions of the Bible refer to as "other tongues." She never confronts peer pressure, sexually explicit material, sibling difficulties, or other problems most ten-year-olds actually face. Large parts of the book are transcriptions of the secret syllables she prays. Although she prays, confronts a demon, and gives away a Bible, we do not see her struggling to be truthful or kind. When she finally defeats her arch-rival, Patty actually leaves school with a "smirk."
Most disturbing, perhaps, is the depiction of Patty's enemy, Addral. Thirteen-year-old Addral has come to Patty's school from some unspecified location "overseas." She repeatedly threatens to kill Patty, and manages to put poison and worms in Patty's food. Or rather, her demons do, because Addral is depicted as demon-possessed. Patty and her parents agree not to tell the principal of Addral's threats because "most people don't believe in demons anyway." Here another dangerous suggestion is being made to vulnerable children who may be suffering from bullying: the suggestion that it's pointless to tell anyone in authority, because "they wouldn't understand anyway."
To top off its other problems, the book is poorly edited and difficult to follow. It is not inspired by God, and its endnote urging children to pray to receive Christ and the gift of "secret languages" is likely to hurt many children who will be confused and feel inadequate when a miraculous manifestation does not follow their prayer. Despite its author's claims, it will not make rebellious children obedient or improve the grades of those failing in school. And I still don't know what a mugwump is!
Those looking for a more helpful and wholesome spin on inspirational fantasy might try Janifer De Vos's Darkwatch trilogy, or Bill Hand's Oneprince after the Chronicles of Narnia. Bill Myers' Bloodstone Chronicles (Chronicles of Fayrah?) work with a bit more parental guidance, too.
Looking for an alternative to Harry Potter?  Aug 20, 2002
This is a good book for those who do not want their children reading the Potter books. Easy reading, great story line for children, but parents will love it too! Must read.

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