Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan's parents have been lost in utter darkness and only the children's faith can shine the way home.
Father and the children built the Tower of Light to keep back The Darkness that was turning innocent animals into monsters and good men into pawns of the Dark One. Father joined the Mighty Mercenaries to join the battle but soon went missing. Mother followed after, sure she knew how to find him, but never returned.
Now, the children must work together just to survive life alone on the frontier.
When they go to church to seek help, a hooded stranger challenges the new bishop's claim on the church. Confusion pervades their close-knit community and the children must discern who is really a guardian of The Light.
Will the children's faith equip them to take up the armor of God and keep the Tower of Light shining over the heathlands?
I am always on the look-out for good children’s books. Lately, my children have really begun to like fantasy books. They’ll look at the library and see some that look interesting and bring them to me to see if they can check them out. All too often I have to tell them no, that they can’t get the book until I’ve had a chance to research the author and the book. Or sometimes, I have to grab the e-copy from the library and read it myself first.
With this book, I knew that I wouldn’t have to pre-read it. The author is a Christian father so I have to think that he also has faced wanting his children to read good wholesome books. Knowing that I did still pre-read this book because I wanted to be able to give it an honest review.
My honest review is. . . we can’t wait for books two and three to come out later this year!!
This is a great fun read and my kids have all been taking turns reading it. Every child who can read chapter books has read this book as quickly as they could because the next child was ready to snatch it from them!
We highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the rest of the series.
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For Him and My Family
Right away I noticed something very important about this book. One of the characters say, “When you love the Lord with all your heart, mind, and spirit, the Good Book says you reflect the Savior’s Light on the world, which pushes back the Darkness.”It is a great statement to remind us that we can overcome the darkness when we surrender everything to God. We don’t have to fear anything because God in us has overcome darkness. Oh I’m so excited to read this book and share my thoughts .
I loved how the children worked together as their parents turn up missing. Strange things are going on around them but they take their responsibilities serious. The author does a great job of writing a book that is filled with whimsical animals , fighting off the darkness and presenting Biblical references that shine the light on God.
When the author mentioned the song, “This Little Light of Mine ,” I was immediately reminded of all the times I sang that song in Sunday school growing up. Today that song has such a deeper meaning for me. God wants us to shine light where darkness lingers. He wants us to to be the light that encourages others and shares His truth with others. The book is an excellent example of three young children shining light and trusting God.
The children encounter danger and I liked how the author uses examples that help readers of all ages understand dark vs light. It is a great book that have lessons on trust, faith and standing up against the enemy. I think this would make a great TV show for children.