Thursday, April 26, 2012
Book Review: Spirit Fighter
Spirit Fighter (Son of Angels, Jonah Stone)
By Jerel Law
Thomas Nelson, 2012
English, 256 pgs
Percy Jackson, move over! Jonah Stone is here!
What if Nephilim - the children of angels and men - still walked the earth? And their very presence put the entire world in danger? In Spirit Fighter, Jonah and Eliza Stone learn that their mother is a Nephilim and that they have special powers as quarter-angels. When their mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, they must use those powers to save her. Along the way, they discover that there is a very real and dangerous war going on between good and evil and that God has a big part for them to play in that war.
Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, The Secret Series and other middle-grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights.
Son of Angels, Jonah Stone will be the first series in the market to explore this topic from a biblical perspective with content that is appropriate and exciting for middle-grade readers.
I thought it was a great read. I don't have a middle schooled child (yet) but I'll be excited to share this book with him when he gets there. The characters are funny and there are a few places where it feels like the story is dragging a bit, but it's a good book for what it's intended to be.
The amount of spiritual content is appropriate for this age and it doesn't get too "deep" or go beyond what a child of that age would know. I think this is equally good for boys or girls and that it's going to be an exciting series!
I'm trying to think of anything in the book that would make me hesitant to share it with kids I know at church, or my own kids in the future and I cannot think of anything. There may be a bit of background explanation required on some of the concepts, but that just opens the door for discussion!
I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review. No additional compensation has been or will be received and I was not required to write a positive review.