The Hidden Deep

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Prissie watched until there was no light left, then slipped the manna into her mouth and blinked back tears as its sweetness spread over her tongue. “I did the right thing. Right?” she asked tremulously. It was a very good question but no one answered. Prissie couldn’t remember the last time she’d felt so alone.

Book: The Hidden Deep (Threshold Series) by Christa Kinde, Zondervan Publishers, 2013

Genre: Speculative Fiction
Target Audience: Girls and Boys 11-15
Subjects: Angels, Family Relationships, Friendship, Spiritual Warfare, Trust in God
Summary: Prissie is starting to learn to adjust to angels being everywhere, including in her home as Kojak is staying with her family in a role of a sort of foreign-exchange student. It’s just that no one except Prissie knows that the foreign place he is from is not of this world! The problem is that the angels of God are not the only ones starting to take an interest in Prissie. The enemy has begun to target her as well and they aren’t too interested in identifying themselves. Things come to a head during a school field trip to an underground tunnel where Prissie gets into more danger than she is even aware of.
Notes: The Blue Door is the second in a kid-friendly series dealing with serious issues such as spiritual warfare. In this second book, Prissy, a fourteen year old girl is becoming more comfortable with the angels, but is still struggling with the big picture of how God wants to be involved in her life and decision makings. She’s even less comfortable with the idea that the enemy is around and involved than she was with the realization that the angels are! Like other speculative fiction, it speculates “what if”, in this case, “what if someone could see all the angels around them and could interact with them”. But it does a good job carefully not doing anything to contradict Scripture in its speculations, but rather teaches and enforces Biblical concepts. I highly recommend this to upper elementary and young teens.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Ephesians 6:10-12 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.


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