We are fascinated by stories of knights and princes, of dragons and damsels in distress. They carry us away to distant lands and magical kingdoms. They, of course, are fanciful and make believeâ€¦arenâ€™t they? It all depends on our definitions. Kings donâ€™t have to wear crowns, and kingdoms donâ€™t always have walls. Damsels donâ€™t always live in towers or wear flowing chiffon.
Then there are the dragons. While they may not be fierce and fire-breathing, they still roam the land. Some are bold and threatening, flaunting their presence. Others are invisible or choose to hide in the shadows. They challenge every soul chosen to walk the Earthâ€™s surface. They cannot be ignored. They will either conquer or be conquered. No middle ground exists. Dragon Slayers is a story of contemporary dragonsâ€”dragons of oneâ€™s own makingâ€”dragons of pride and controlâ€”powerful forces, indeed.
Ruthie Hunter, a grad student at Central State, is a contemporary damsel. A routine thesis paper leads her on a journey into her very soulâ€”a journey that threatens her beliefs as well as her life. Missing all the warning signs, she is unprepared for the danger that lies beyond the door she has opened.
Meanwhile, on the opposite side of town, another adventure is taking shape. Joe Kerr, a teacher at Madison High, overhears a conversation that brings him face to face with the â€śNetwork,â€ť a power-seeking underground organization of informants loyal to the President.
As Joe and Ruthieâ€™s paths cross, they discover the common thread that has woven their lives and their misfortunes together. Eventually, they learn that their â€śadventuresâ€ť are directly related to the nationâ€™s recent catastrophe.
These are some of the questions answered in â€śDragon Slayers:â€ť
â€˘Â Where will any honest, open-minded search for truth ultimately lead a person?
â€˘Â How is postmodernism in direct opposition to Americaâ€™s establishment as a Democratic Republic?
â€˘Â Why is understanding a personâ€™s world view essential in changing his mind?
â€˘Â How will college freshmen likely encounter anti-Christian postmodern teaching?
â€˘Â How are most colleges doing in teaching students to think critically and to form their own opinions?
â€˘Â To what degree does the average college student know what he believes and why he believes it?
â€˘Â What has â€śtoleranceâ€ť come to mean in our postmodern world?
â€˘Â What happens to a nation when absolute truth is rejected?
â€˘Â What role does â€śPromise Keepersâ€ť play in combating postmodern thinking?
â€˘Â What are the consequences of ideas that deny truth?