Greetings Mr. Davis,
Though it was quite some time ago, your first young adult novels had a profound impact on my spiritual growth as a teen; and a much-belated and much-deserved thanks is due.
Writing to you a decade down the road since I came across these books, it’s been placed on my heart to express my gratitude for your authorship of Dragons in Our Midst. Specifically, I’d like to thank you for Billy and Bonnie, who set a Christ-centered example which carried me through those young impressionable years into spiritual maturity and the fullness of our Lord’s Life. These role models became a subconscious standard; one which, now I see, clearly protected me from many many dangerous turns off the narrow path.
I didn’t realize how much Bonnie’s example of purity, humility, perseverance, and faith truly directed my shaky steps as a new Christian back when I was so young and lost. Likewise, Billy and Bonnie’s relationship served as a guide which I greatly needed as I grew up surrounded by the lies of this world.
Encouraged by Christ through these characters to live in simple wisdom and innocence – I rejoice in being able to live, serve, fall in love, and worship God His way.
Your mentorship has poured through these characters and into countless individuals, I’m sure. I wish you could see the amount of change these works have brought about in your readers lives.
All things considered, your pen helped change my life, and I will never be able to thank our Father enough for it.
No response is needed, goodness knows what you’re busy writing next.
God has surely used you to bless me. I look forward to meeting you when we’re called Home.
– Madeline M.