Book Review: The Knight’s Map by R.C. Sproul

coverR.C. Sproul, The Knight’s Map (Sanford, FL: Ligonier Ministries, 2016), 39 pp.

Reviewed by Josh Smith

This book is written for 8- to 12-year-olds, while the introduction and final thoughts are written for parents to aid in discussions with their children after reading. It tells the story of the MacFarland family. Donovan is the son and asks his grandfather about biblical reliability. His grandfather gathers the rest of the family around and tells them a story of a knight, intended to ultimately illustrate that the Bible is God’s Word and we can trust it. It is clearly similar in style to Pilgrim’s Progress but written specifically for children – a more condensed and less intense story. The knight follows a map written by “The Great King,” whom he has never met. Along the way he interacts with Mr. Skeptic, Mr. Idol Maker and Mr. Liberal, who all lead him off the path. He then meets Mr. Pilgrim and an Old Man, who guide him in the right direction.