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Book Review

Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is the first book in the "Sons of Angels, Jonah Stone" series.

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Plot Summary

Thirteen-year-old Jonah Stone thinks he's an average kid. He's a seventh-grader with two younger siblings, Eliza and Jeremiah, and a father who is a pastor at a local United Methodist church. His mother never seemed out of the ordinary either. But when Jonah accidentally discovers he has the power to propel things great distances, Mom finally lets him in on her secret. She and Dad explain that Mom is half angel, half human. The Bible refers to beings like her as Nephilim. That makes Jonah, as well as his brother and sister, one-quarter angel.

Later, angels arrive at the Stone home to inform them that a fallen angel named Abaddon has kidnapped Jonah's mother. Despite Dad's objections, the messengers insist that Jonah and 11-year-old Eliza be the ones to go after Mom.

Before the kids leave for New York to search for their mother, an old woman from church reads part of Ephesians 6 to them, reminding them in detail about the full armor of God. They're not sure how she knows about their true identities or their circumstances, but they discover the armor of God manifests itself in literal ways throughout their journey. For example, Eliza is able to create a shield around them to keep them safe. Their enemies are many and often difficult to recognize. Some are disguised as people on the subway, others as angels of light. Some take over the bodies of people or animals in order to disguise themselves. The kids are clued in to their enemies' true identities by their own strange feelings of discomfort or fear and through recognizing the fallen angels' yellow eyes.

As the kids search for their mother and battle their foes, they are periodically joined by their family's guardian angel, Henry. They ask him many questions about the nature of God, whom they generally call Elohim, and they wonder why He would allow this to happen to their mother. Henry talks to them about free will and tries to explain that we can't always know what God has planned for the future.

Jonah and Eliza fight many fallen angels and other creatures, including a sea monster called a leviathan. Jonah has a vision that leads them to an old mental hospital where fallen angels are holding Mom and other Nephilim. Just as it seems Abbadon and his army will convince the kids and Mom to bow to him, they call on God's power to save them. God sends help in the form of the archangel Michael. Angels return Mom and the kids to their home and waiting family.

Christian Beliefs

Spirit Fighter tells the story of a spiritual battle in which modern-day Nephilim and their offspring must fight for survival. Biblical passages, particularly those referring to Nephilim and the armor of God, are quoted frequently. Free will and fallen angels are described. Remembering the words of his father, Jonah prays often and receives quick, powerful answers and aid from God. Jonah and Eliza learn to trust God's guidance and protection even when they don't know what the future holds. Henry is the Stone family's guardian angel.

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Authority Roles

Mom, a powerful Nephilim, and Dad, a pastor, love their family and strive to protect them. Henry, other angels and Elohim Himself come quickly to Jonah and Eliza's aid when they ask for it. Abaddon attempts to round up Nephilim to brainwash and use them for his evil endeavors on earth.


The kids fight a number of battles, but the violence is not gory or graphic.


Dad gives Mom a quick kiss to compliment her on a delicious dinner.

Discussion Topics

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Readability Age Range

9 to 14


Jerel Law






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Tommy Nelson, a registered trademark of Thomas Nelson Inc.


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