The best books with dragons with a Christian message

The Books I Picked & Why

The Hobbit

By J.R.R. Tolkien

Book cover of The Hobbit

Why this book?

The things that first drew me to this book were a hobbit and a dragon.

I loved this book because of Bilbo’s journey and the challenges he faced, including a dragon.

The first lesson garnered from this is even the smallest creature can make a difference. Along those same lines throughout the novel we watch as Bilbo learns and grows. He goes from a hobbit who is afraid to move outside his little hobbit house and seek adventure to a hobbit who not actively seeking adventure would be willing to go on another one should the opportunity arise. He learns to see beyond himself, to move outside his protected little bubble, and experience the world around him.

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Raising Dragons

By Bryan Davis

Book cover of Raising Dragons

Why this book?

The first thing that drew me to Davis’s books was that teen/dragons were the main characters. Throughout the series these teenagers with dragon abilities face many crises in faith as they battle the forces of evil. Another interesting twist is Davis used the story and characters from the King Arthur story. These characters help and hinder the teen in their efforts to save their dragon world and fight evil. The reader watches with bated breath as Billy and Bonnie fight to preserve a secret legacy and discover their place in God’s world of dragons.

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By Donita K. Paul

Book cover of DragonSpell

Why this book?

Kale, a slave girl finds a dragon egg and embarks on a journey to become a servant to Paladin. On her journey, she meets encounters danger and makes friends that help her.

She learns the value of friendship while she struggles to discover the eternal truth. The world and the creatures that inhabit it make for an exciting backdrop to Kale’s journey. She finds her strength and builds on her faith as she travels to Paladin.

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Magic, Mensa & Mayhem

By Karina L. Fabian

Book cover of Magic, Mensa & Mayhem

Why this book?

Fabian’s dragon Vern and magic Sister Grace, detectives for the human and Faerie world, take the reader on a fun-filled mission to chaperone a group of Magicals. While there they encounter all types of fantasy creatures that make their job that much more difficult. This story is an action-packed nonviolent mystery that leaves the reader laughing at the light jabs at contemporary organizations such as environmentalists and a few Catholic jokes sprinkled in. It gives the reader a respite from the darkness of today’s world events. And Vern is a great treat with his surly but comical attitude toward the world and his job as a babysitter.

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

By C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

Book cover of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Why this book?

In Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader we see the return of Edward and Lucy to Narnia. They along with their entitled, grumpy cousin Eustace land on Prince Caspian’s ship as it explores the Eastern Seas. They encounter adventures that challenge the young people and teach them valuable lessons about life and growing up.

Eustace learns important lessons when he’s turned into a dragon and sees himself in a different light. His time as a dragon teaches him humility and to care for other people.

Lucy's lessons are a more subtle as she faces growing up, the futility of jealousy, and finding out who you are.

This book uses fantastical elements to share God’s message in a way that people of all ages can understand and embrace.

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