The Blue Door

Thursday, October 17, 2013
If what Pastor Bert had said was true, she had nothing to fear from angels. On top of that, she’d already received a rare and precious message. The only problem was it didn’t make any sense.

Book: The Blue Door (Threshold Series) by Christa Kinde, Zondervan Publishers, 2012

Genre: Speculative Fiction
Target Audience: Girls and Boys 11-15
Subjects: Angels, Family Relationships, Friendship, Spiritual Warfare, Trust in God
Summary: She’s just an ordinary girl going about her every day business when she sees the boy in the tree. The odd thing is that the boy seems baffled that she can see him. A friend she admires seems to know this new boy and encourages the boy to tell Prissy who he is. The answer is not what she expected. He’s an angel! In fact, her friend is too! Prissy is the one who is baffled now! Why on earth are angels visiting her and her small community? Everything she thought she knew is now turned upside down and she’s not happy about it!
Notes: The Blue Door is the first in a kid-friendly series dealing with serious issues such as spiritual warfare. In this first book, Prissy, a fourteen year old girl becomes introduced to the concept of angels’ involvement in daily life. She’s confused, baffled and upset when she learns that people she has known and respected for years are something more than what they appear to be. The angels begin the process of teaching her to put her trust in God and have His mindset towards those around her. 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

Hebrews 13:2 – Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.


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