Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Children of Angels {Book Review}

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Children of Angels by Kathryn Dahlstrom

About the Book: 
“Not my iPod!” Jeremy Lapoint’s day plunges to record lows when Sid Lundahl and his crew stomp the only nice thing he owns-and Jeremy gets in trouble for fighting. With Dad in prison and Mom struggling to scrape by, Jeremy’s life seems hopeless.

Until he has this urge to … fly.
One leap and Jeremy soars through the air. With this and his other new-found powers, life is suddenly amazing, wonderful. Until a real-live demon chases him through the school hallways, terrifying him and making him a freak to his schoolmates. He’s the only one who can see the monster. Jeremy wonders if the flying thing’s worth it.

But during the chase, Asiel, Jeremy’s guardian angel, wields his sword and battles off the demon. Later Asiel explains that Jeremy’s a Nephilim: half human and half angel. Jeremy’s shocked. His quest to uncover how he got like this sends him to the Higher Humanity Institute where he meets other Nephilim like him along with a slew of enemies-both human and … not.
In the midst of his strange and dangerous struggles, Jeremy also receives the peace and love he’s always longed for but never knew. When called to lead an angelic battle for the truth, will Jeremy cling to the One who can win the war or let his old doubts and fears overtake him?

Fun, danger, friendship, mystery, and faith-along with awesome angels and demons-fill the pages of this exciting book. A must-read for kids (and grownups) craving adventure with a life-changing message.

My Thoughts:

Jeremy Lapoint is a young teenager who is having a difficult time in life. His father is in prison and his mother works hard just so they can get by.

Jeremy is being bullied by some of his peers at school with name calling, taunting and the ultimate disaster is when these bullies take his much-loved possession, the iPod that his grandma gave him and destroy it.

Jeremy feels his life cannot get much worse. He suddenly has an urge to fly! And he does! He discovers that his is one of the Nephilim, half angel/half human. (The Nephilim are mentioned in the Bible in Genesis and Numbers) Jeremy learns that there are over 200 other children throughout the world who are also Nephilim.

Asiel is Jeremy’s guardian angel and mentors Jeremy about the ways of the Nephilim.

Jeremy joins in the fight against good verses evil and learns he has super human strength, has the ability to become invisible, see the demons that walk the earth and can speak when others cannot hear him.

I think this is a great story filled with adventure. A story as old as time about fighting the battle between good and evil.  The premise of the book is based on the Biblical  references of the Nephilim in Genesis and Numbers. There are demons in the book so if you have a very sensitive child you may want to pre-read the book first. Children of Angels is written for 12 years old and up and I think many adults would enjoy it too!

Meet Kathryn:

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When Kathryn Dahlstrom’s husband was transferred to Los Angeles, she traded Minnesota’s black-bear country for the inner-city and taught children at a Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club in Watts. She also began her writing career. In addition to writing six titles in the Good News Club children’s fiction series published by Child Evangelism Fellowship Press, the author is also a screenwriter and film producer.
Currently, she and her husband, Tim, live on wooded acreage north of Minneapolis/St. Paul where they care for her mother. They also have an adult daughter, Kristina.

Find out more about Kathryn at http://www.kathryndahlstrom.com.

Read more reviews about Children of Angels here.

disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

 

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