Pillar Of Fire

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The trumpets blared once more, and Uriel spoke. “God appeared as a pillar of fire in Exodus to light the way for His people. You, too, are called to be pillars of fire… to be that guiding light in the darkness,” Uriel said while looking to the nine competitors. “Remember that as you begin this competition.”

Book: Pillars of Fire (An Ether Novel) by Laurice E. Molinari, Zonderkidz, 2014

Genre: Speculative
Target Audience: Boys 13-18
Subjects: Angels, Prayer, Spiritual Warfare
Summary: Angel Olympics. Vero never thought becoming an angel would involve a giant treasure hunt and going up against creatures such as Nephilim, Imps, or zombie ants! But this time someone even closer to him than the girl he likes, is at stake. This time it’s his own sister. She’s been changing again, once more, not for the better. Her new friend is no friend at all, but a fallen creature in disguise. And she’s dragging Clover farther and farther away from hope. Vero has to win, not the Olympics, but the battle for his sister!
Notes: This is the second in the Ethro Novel series. The first book, Vero Rising told how a guardian angel exists as a human living on earth and then has to pass tests to be accepted as an angel. This second book continues the idea of Vero going back and forth between earth and the Ether – a realm between Heaven and Earth. This one continues to use much speculation, but also unfortunately, continues to treat speculation as fact equal to the Bible by quoting from the Bible and other sources such as the Talmud, Shakespeare and others. This one reinforces the idea that angels are not created to have all they need to do what God wants them to, but rather have to learn and develop skills and cleverness. It sets them in competition against one another, putting large amounts of human characteristics onto the angels.
Due to the weight of authority given to the sources that contradict Scripture, I do not highly recommend it.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 2/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 91:11-12 – For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

2 Timothy 4:3 – For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

Thank you to the publishers for providing me with a free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.


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