Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Will: God's Mighty Warrior

Will: God's Mighty Warrior is written by Sheila Walsh, author of Gigi: God's Little Princess. Gigi has been filling Christian bookstores for a while. She even has her own Bible! Now, she has a worthy male counterpart.

Will is an adventurous boy with a mission. He is a warrior purposed to defend the weak (his baby sister, Lola) and right all wrongs. He and his best friend, Josh, work diligently each day from their fort in the back yard.

One night before bed, Will's dad reads to him about a different kind of battle, a very real battle between good and evil. Will is thrilled to learn God has armor for His children to wear. This sparks a new mission for Will and Josh. They spend the next few days searching for God's armor and learning how to use it. "It's invisible? How does God's armor work if I can't even see it?" Through clever questions and full imaginations, this story leads readers on an adventure learning how to do battle God's way.

Meredith Johnson illustrates the book with delightful, expressive characters and her classic monochromatic style. Gigi was in shades of black and pink. Will is in blue.

What I Like: There are plenty of Christian books geared toward girls, but not so many specifically for boys. This is great one! It very clearly explains the armor of God described in Ephesians 6 - in a way kids can understand. It's fantastic. I also love the illustrations. The author does a wonderful job creating fun, believable characters and the illustrator brings those wildly to life. This book is not just for boys, either. My 3-year-old daughter loves it, too!

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: 4-8

Publisher Info: Thomas Nelson, 2006; ISBN: 1400308054; Hardback; $12.99

Buy it Now at Amazon for $10.39

No comments: