This book is incredibly timely. I have been searching for Christian fiction books for my two teen boys to read over the summer . . . and besides the Chronicles of Narnia, I found little to be desired. With the likes of Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson, which we don't entertain, little is available for kids who want to live our their faith walk by reading books that are "worthy of praise." Especially when it comes to fiction.
Spirit Fighter is the start of an incredible series by an author who knows exactly how to write for this age group. (9+) The reader will easily relate to the main character, Jonah Stone, and will find themselves along for the adventure that Jonah Stone is on. I love how the author uses Scripture to back the writing throughout. Even from the beginning, with discussion on the fallen angels, it is intriguing to see the Scripture that opens your mind to the realities of principalities and powers. I agree with one reviewer who stated that sometimes you wish Christian fiction authors could be more "subtle," like C.S. Lewis, in their approach to the Christian message within the book, but I'm not sure there will be anyone remotely close to C.S. Lewis ever again. If the author could strive in future books in this series to take the more subtle approach, we just may be reading a classic Christian Fiction series for children.
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