I wish they wrote fiction like this when I was a teen!: My review of "Spirit Fighter" by Jerel Law

I wish they wrote fiction like this when I was a pre-teen and teen! Read on for my review of "Spirit Fighter":

Spirit Fighter, Jerel Law

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2012)

An exciting new series entitled Son of Angels, Jonah Stone, launches with an excellent debut book from Jerel Law entitled "Spirit Fighter". Jonah Stone is convinced that he's a loser, that he's not good at anything. A desperate cry to God leads Jonah to discover a secret that has been hidden from Jonah and his siblings - they are quarter angels, the daughter of Nephilim, who are half angel, half human. When their mom is kidnapped as part of the plot of the evil one, Jonah and his sister Eliza embark upon an adventure like no other, battling fallen angels in an unseen realm, discovering powers they didn't know they had, and learning to rely on the power of God to see them through times of darkness.

I found Spirit Fighter to be a tightly woven ride, an adventure with non-stop action that is sure to please the audience it is targeted at - and perhaps the adults secretly reading this story as well! The plot and pacing are spot-on, and I found this to be a highly enjoyable read. I really enjoyed the "what-ifs?" that the author has developed, such as wondering what it would be like if the Nephilim were walking the earth today (and who knows what is truly going on in the unseen realm so perhaps they still are!). I also enjoyed how the author explored the verses from Ephesians about the armour of God, bring to life things like the Shield of Faith in a tangible way. The book also explores some deep themes in an appropriate way, such as taking a look at why suffering exists in the world today, and the reality of good and evil and the consequences of our actions.

I would not hesitate to recommend this book to my children or to youth everywhere for a fantastic read that reminds us that God is real, and that he ultimately triumphs over the darkness around us. I'm looking forward to what's next in this series! 5 out of 5 stars, with extra credit being given for an excellent debut!

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher through the Booksneeze program for the purposes of this unbiased review.


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Ever wonder if the invisible things you hear about all the time - God, angels, the spiritual world, the power of prayer - are really...you know...real? And not only real, but huge, in a life-changing kind of way. So huge and real, in fact, that our very lives depend on seeing the unseen. Jerel Law wondered the same thing, and wondered what would happen if a couple of (seemingly) normal kids could see into this invisible world. That's how the Jonah Stone: Son of Angels series was born. Jerel is captivated by stories about redemption. He is a gifted communicator and pastor with seventeen years of full-time ministry experience. He holds his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!), and a master of divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jerel began writing fiction as a way to encourage his children's faith to come alive. Spirit Fighter is his first novel, and part one of the Jonah Stone: Son of Angels series, published by Thomas Nelson. He lives in North Carolina with his family.