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Over the course of a year, the ordinary town of Centerville becomes the setting for some extraordinary events. When several children discover that Spirit Flyer bicycles possess strange and magical powers, they are thrust into a conflict with Goliath Industries--with the fate of the town in the balance. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 1983
Dimensions: 7.62 X 5.0 X .5 (inches)
Series: Spirit Flyer
PeteMaineAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A super series for teaching spiritual truthsOctober 26, 2010PeteMaineAge: 45-54Gender: femaleMy kids read these books from ages 3rd - 6th grade. They absolutely loved them! Yes, they are scary in parts, but so is sin. The concept of sin as a serpent is described in lurid detail. The effects of sin are plain. The strenght needed to do what is right is shown, as well as the reward. I believe that these books helped us to discuss real life spiritual issues, and that my grown up children are stronger today because of grasping these truths early.
Teri5 Stars Out Of 5August 29, 2008TeriI really enjoyed this book series as did my 11 year old. It truly addresses the deeper issues of life, the choices we make to follow Christ or go our own way. It touches on how we are drawn away by our own sinful desires and the temptations of the devil and yet Jesus is always there loving us, wooing us back to Himself, desiring to free us from the bondage's of our sin.
Sean Carter5 Stars Out Of 5August 6, 2008Sean CarterI have three favorite books of all time. The Bible, Till We Have Faces by C.S.Lewis, and John Bibee's The Magic Bicycle. If you've only read the first one you have to read the rest. I promise you that you will find a very real world with a tangible expression of true good and evil. The classic struggle between God and the Devil. John Bibee took the supernatural world I've had to deal with as a kid and put it in a way that I can understand. And yes, the evil is evil in this book, but the good is even better than good. I can't think of a clearer symbolic story than the Magic Bicycle.
C. Shope1 Stars Out Of 5June 25, 2008C. ShopeI cannot recommend this book AT ALL! Certainly not for children. Yes Christiansymbolism is woven into the story but the evil is woven even heavier. If you want yourchild to read about a giant serpent in the sky with two big fangs oozing with poison thatchases and tries to eat the boy, and about a man in a truck with the face of someone deadand glowing read eyes with bared teeth snarling like a rabid dog chasing a boy on a bike down the road, a creature that sprays a mist so that as the family comes into the house they smell something dead and then pass out on top of each other followed by the creature taking a glowing red fang shaped hook and attaching it to an invisible chain on around their neck one by one dragging their bodies into a truck, then this is the book for you. But wait theres more. . . glowing telephones that hiss with his family screaming for help because its awful and dark followed by a dark voice threatening for the boy to return home if he ever wants to see his family alive again. He flies into the mouth of the giant serpent in the sky, the mouth of darkness that smelled of death to find his family. He finds them chained together with heavy dark chains around their neck. The creature threatens to kill his family and feed them to the other creatures unless he signs, in blood, his life over to Treason, the future king of the Deeper World.Parts of this book made me want to vomit, and Im 34 years old. How is a young childsupposed to process these horrible descriptions and not have nightmares! It focuses too much on the evil.
Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 14, 2007Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleFantastic series of books I remember from when I was younger and am now reading them to my kids. I just realized there is a book #8 that I didn't even know existed, I will be ordering that now!