Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Children of Angels blog tour

Children of Angels
Children of Angels
by Kathryn Dahlstrom
ISBN: 9781606152164
219 pages, Middle Grade (5th grade +)
Amazon: $11.89 (paperback), $6.99 (ebook)

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 halfangel. 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 anangelic 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:
Children of Angels is a book with a unique idea based on a very short passage of the Bible that talks about how at one time the angels took human wives and created children who were 1/2 angels. The book eludes to these children having special abilities and their purpose is to fight demons through Spiritual Warfare. What I personally found interesting is that the Bible never says that - in fact, God clearly states at one point that his spirit will not dwell on the earth forever and that it will end in 120 years (Gen 6:3). There is also speculation that the angels were fallen angels and the children born of these relationships possibly were demons and giants (here).

So, that being said, I loved the book once I got into it. I loved the idea of children with special powers who are able to fight demons and make a difference in the world. I love how the hero (Jeremy) of our book is mentored by a grown up angel (Asiel) who teaches him how to control his powers (strength, speed, etc). I also loved how the Armour of God lesson is taught (although not mentioned as such) and how the kids learn to overcome their fear and trust God and their mentor's teaching (it turns out there are children with powers from around the world and their powers manifest in various ways).

I would suggest this book for kids 13+ and personally I think I would read it first if I had a child 10+ who wanted to read it. You as the parent need to know what you believe and be prepared for questions your kids (of any age) may have. If you have let your children read books like Hunger Games, any of the Vampire type books, etc they (and you) shouldn't have any problems this is definitely tame compared to those. Other than that - it's a wonderful book!

Kathryn DahlstromAbout the author:
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

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I received this book from Litfuse to read and review on my blog. I was not paid to review the book and I was not required to have a positive review.

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