Thursday, September 20, 2012

Children of Angels - 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:

Dahlstrom does a great job in telling the story of the Nephilim, those that are half human and half angel.  A fast read, this book was full of adventure and excitement; from learning to fly, to walking through walls, there was never a dull moment.  This would be a great book for parents to read with their children, with excellent discussion topics abounding! 
  • Even though these "creatures" or "beings" are mentioned in the Bible, do they really exist?
  • If you could have one "special power" that a Nephilim has, which would that be?
  • Do you think Sid Lundahl and his crew were going through some tough times in their lives that made them act like they did?  Do you have bullies at school you have to deal with?
Just a sample of some of the discussions you could have with your children!  Old and young alike will want to check out this book!

I give this book 4 stars, and would definately recommend it!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my opinion**

Meet Kathryn: 

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.
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