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Dragon Seed Grace and Truth Books
  • ISBN: 9781-945270-000
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 188
  • Publisher: New Growth Press

Dragon Seed (Marty Machowski)

$15.99 $11.50

Nick, an angry teen, uncovers a dark secret about his family and, along the way, discovers his place in a story of epic proportions. In Dragon Seed, trusted author Marty Machowski uses both imaginative fiction and an engaging, 12-lesson Bible study to introduce older children and teens to spiritual warfare.

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Dragon Seed

An angry teen, a desperate mother, a missing father, and a shadow lurking in the background. Things were going from bad to worse for Nick and his family. Tempted to run away after yet another argument with his mom, Nick receives a handwritten, leather-bound copy of an old book—a family legend passed down to him from his great grandfather. The book, called Dragon Seed, leads Nick deep into his family’s history and introduces him to another angry young man who lived in the shadows (the shadows of the tombs). Like Nick, you’ll be shocked to discover where he fits in this story of epic proportions!

This page-turning, young adult fiction story invites older children and teens into the real-life struggles of Nick. But it also ushers them into an imaginative exploration of the life of the young man Jesus saved as he wandered through the tombs. Best-selling author Marty Machowski uses both stories to introduce the reality of spiritual warfare and how its shadows affect and change us.

Endorsement

“My two boys and I loved Dragon Seed. Our imaginations and hearts have been stirred by its distinct message so creatively wrapped in a story. It has led to significant conversations about the awfulness of rebellion against God and the dangers of letting the ‘seed’ take root in our hearts. Parents, don’t hesitate!  Read this together with your adolescent. Indeed, Nick’s struggles are familiar to all of us.”

— Barry Joslin, Professor of Christian Theology, Boyce College, Louisville, Kentucky

“We all need help with fighting pride and cultivating humility. So read Marty’s book along with your teen, so you can deal with the roots of pride in your own heart!”

— Deepak Reju, Pastor of Ministry Ministry, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D. C.

Marty Machowski on Spiritual Warfare

Machowski, a trusted teacher for children of all ages, presents a thoroughly biblical view of spiritual warfare that emphasizes the importance of humility and dangers of pride. Teens will be drawn to the story of Nick and his struggles.  As they read they will learn also to identify the shadows in their own life and turn from them. While the biblical teaching is evident throughout the narrative of Dragon Seed, Machowski also includes a twelve-lesson Bible study at the end of the book to help teens ground their understanding of spiritual warfare on biblical principles. 

Youth pastors, leaders, and parents will also want to explore with teens the small group study at the end of the book.  There’s a unique take on spiritual warfare that emphasizes the biblical theme of humility. This is a perfect book to read with a group and discuss together the implications of Nick’s struggles for their lives.

Two Key Parts

Dragon Seed is made up of two distinct parts. The first part, 24 chapters, is a fun-to-read, dramatic fiction story. The second part is a 12-lesson Bible study that explores the deeper spiritual themes from the story. The story helps older kids and teens to recognize the problem of pride, while the Bible study drives home the gospel solution.

Dragon Seed is the perfect book to give to a preteen or teen to help them recognize the dangers of pride as well as the God-given antidote to its destructive forces. Dragon Seed is allegorical, but fun-to-read and not didactic so that kids can enjoy the story as they learn. Parents can also read Dragon Seed to their older elementary children and do the Bible study together.

Table of Contents

  1. Voice of the Shadow
  2. Birth of the Dragon
  3. Mutiny of the Dragon
  4. Fall of the Dragon
  5. Planning Revenge
  6. The Dragon’s Temptations
  7. The Curse
  8. Spread of the Seed
  9. The Prophecy
  10. The Arrival of the Maharajahs
  11. To the City of the Giant Slayer
  12. The Prince is Discovered
  13. Temptation in the Wilderness
  14. The Man of the Tombs
  15. Into the Swine
  16. The Rescue
  17. Trouble in the Temple City
  18. Stuck Behind Bars
  19. The Dragon’s Revenge
  20. Victory
  21. A Return to the Well
  22. The Revelation
  23. The End of the Story

The Antidote:

  • The First Law of Pride
  • The Second Law of Pride
  • The Power of Desire
  • Who Will Represent You?
  • The Prophecy is True
  • The Antidote to Pride
  • God Knows Your Struggle
  • No One is Invincible
  • True Greatness
  • His Story is History
  • What No Other Man Has Done
  • Humility Kills the Dragon
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