Guide to Birthright Book Series, Part 1 of 3:
What is an Allegory?
Fantasy, though entertaining, is false. Allegory is art— a journey through layers of truth. Escape to Faith and Freedom, an allegorical journey set in the story of Judeo-Christian heritage, offers relief to families seeking freedom from the world’s dystopian, soul-threatening culture. Readers will discover that eternal truths of the Judeo-Christian cultural way of life are especially relevant to today, for all ages, generation to generation.
“A genuine work of art must mean many things. The truer its art, the more things it will mean.” ~George MacDonald, mentor of C.S. Lewis
Escape to Faith and Freedom, Book 1 of the Birthright Covenant historical fiction trilogy, provides an allegorical journey in a historical setting, with the eternally relevant theme of Freedom vs. Tyranny. Allegory has symbolic figures and actions, which is why it has layers of meaning. 
The purpose of my allegory is to help readers learn from the patterns in history and human nature. Therefore, when I introduce you to the players on my stage at the idyllic island of Yeshurun, with their symbolic names, some of them will remind you of people you see on the world scene today. I hope this will make the story meaningful and memorable, so you can understand the patterns of the Big Picture in the biblical worldview.
 allegory— the expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence