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Spirit Fighter (Son of Angels #1)

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Your mom always said you were an angel. What if she was right? Jonah Stone has always thought of himself as average, but in seventh grade he learns a fascinating family secret, and his world turns upside down. Jonah’s mom is a nephilim, the daughter of a human and a fallen angel, which makes Jonah one-quarter angel. When his mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, it’s up to Jo ...more
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I would like to THANK Amy at Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review Spirit Fighter. I have to say I loved this book and when I was finished I gave my son the book to read and he devoured it in one night.

Spirit Fighter is a story about Jonah and Eliza a brother and sister dual whose mother has been kidnapped by fallen angels. They learn that their mother is a Nephilim making then 1/4 Angel. As the story unfolds Jonah and Eliza have to trust the Guardian Angel God has sent down to
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Kara
Jan 20, 2012 Kara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law
Review by Kara Grant

Age level: 9 and up

Percy Jackson, move over! Jonah Stone is here!
What if Nephilim-the children of angels and men-still walked the earth? And their very presence put the entire world in danger? In Spirit Fighter, Jonah and Eliza Stone learn that their mother is a Nephilim and that they have special powers as quarter-angels. When their mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, they must use those powers to save her. Along the way, they discover that there is
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Iola
Jonah Stone is thirteen when he flunks the school basketball tryouts but notices something strange about the way he can kick a soccer ball. He tells his parents, who not only believe him but tell him a family secret – Jonah’s mother is one of the Nephilim, one of the half-human, half-angel beings referred to in Genesis, and Jonah and his siblings are quarterlings, which gives them special powers and the ability to see angels.

But then his mother goes missing, and it seems that others of the Neph
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Joe Kendall
This book started off great and I thought had lots of potential. Character development of Jonas was great. The way that he discovered that he had super powers was great. Where the story fell short was that his sister, Eliza, finds out she has powers too, but as Jonas keeps finding more powers all she ends up having is her shield (which is cool but I thought overly limiting on her abilities for the story). Also the fact that throughout the whole story the kids are put into impossible situations t ...more
Lisa
Mar 06, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was a part of me that felt like this was a watered down version of the Mortal Instruments series. The Nephilim must hunt for the missing mother. Haven't we been here before?

But this story is geared toward middle grade readers, and is geared more toward the Christian Fiction genre, so I tried to keep an open mind.

Keep in mind. if you aren't a fan of having bible verse thrust at you fairly frequently, this may be a bit offputting in this book. There is a lot of scripture quoting.

But on the
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Glenajo
Book 1 of a Great Series for Teens and Pre-Teens

This book begins with a bang and races from there. I actually got the third book first, but quickly realized that I needed to read books one and two to complete the story. The children learn that they are special kids destined to fight in the spiritual warfare battle of good against evil. What child (or any age for that matter) can resist that! The kids learn to put on their armor when they are called on to go into battle by going to school with ot
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Ashleigh
Interesting book, enjoyed it overall...

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Before I start this review, I’d like to say that I’m definitely not the target audience of this book, so I’m going to tell you all of the things I’ve enjoyed about this book, and then explain the things I didn’t, and why I didn’t, but mainly it will be because I’m not the target audience. So I did have a few problems with this book, but I don’t think that the people who are likely to pick up this book will have the same problems.

It’s hard not to comp
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Dragana
This is my joint review for both Spirit Fighter & Fire Prophet by Jerel Law:

Usually, I don't read much Middle Grade Fantasy novels. I enjoyed Harry Potter series and Neil Geiman's Graveyard Book, and was not so-impressed with The Chronicles of Narnia, but that's it. Son of Angels series by Jerel Law intrigued me with promises to be Christian answer to popular middle grade adventure series like Percy Jackson and the Olympians & The Kane Chronicles. Making Christianity and the Bible exciti
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Lisseth (Read-a-holicZ)
**Originally on Read-A-holicZ, HERE!**

Okay so obviously I am not a middle grade reader since I'm *cough, 19, cough* but i can still enjoy a middle grade once in a while. I was really interested in reading how this book would incorporate the religious morals & teachings in a MG book with paranormal aspects and action. And overall I was pretty impressed.

One of the things i liked about Spirit Fighter was that the reader wasn't too heavily overloaded with scripture and it didn't bore me (sorr
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Zachary Flye (Zach's YA Reviews)
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Protagonists: This book focuses on Jonah and Eliza Stone who find out that they are descended from a fallen angel and that they have inherited angelic powers, which they need to use to rescue their recently captured mother. Their family has always been a God fearing one and when the children are tasked with this mission they go into with knowledge that with God on their side they cannot lose. The character development of these characters mainly comes from the doubt the children get in God
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Victor Gentile
May 18, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jerel Law in his new book “Spirit Fighter” Book One in the Sons Of Angels, Jonah Stone series published by Thomas Nelson introduces us to Jonah Stone and his family.

From the back cover: Your mom always said you were an angel. What if she was right?.

Jonah Stone has always thought of himself as average, but in seventh grade he learns a fascinating family secret, and his world turns upside down. Jonah’s mom is a nephilim, the daughter of a human and a fallen angel, which makes Jonah one-quarter ang
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Sharon Tyler
Apr 06, 2012 Sharon Tyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law is the first book in the Son of Angels series for children, around eight years and older. In this story the average seventh-grader Jonah Stone is often over shadowed by his very smart younger sister, and walks his little brother to class every morning. He is bullied and often feels that he has no real talent, unlike his sister. One day Jonah discovers that he is much more special than he had ever hoped.Jonah discovers that his mother is half angel, making him and his ...more
Rhonda
Jul 06, 2012 Rhonda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law
5 STARS I found myself lost in the story and had a good time reading it. Spirit fighter is angels versus fallen angels and this battle is being fought by a 13 year old boy and a 11 year old girl. They have to go and save thier mom who was kidnapped by the fallen angels. Jonah 13 is excited because today was the start of basketball tryouts. He has been practicing for a long time. Its three days long. But the first day of tryouts the coach told him that it was not his g
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Brenda
May 01, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jonah Stone's life really hadn't been going as planned. It's a bit embarrassing to be going to the same school as his eleven year old sister Eliza and his seven year old brother Jeremiah. His hopes are to make the middle school basketball team, but when he finds himself so frustrated that he kicks a soccer ball, something weird happens the ball goes sailing over the treetops. When he goes home and tells his parents they let him in on a little secret, he and his siblings are 1/4th angels with spe ...more
Brooke
Jun 16, 2012 Brooke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jonah Stone thinks he's just an ordinary 13-year-old boy, worse than ordinary even. After being asked by the coach not to return to basketball tryouts, he is dejected. Calling upon God for help, Jonah begins to discover his life is meant for so much more than sports. Thus begins the Sons of Angels series - Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law

The Stone children - Jonah, his 11-year-old sister Eliza, and their younger brother Jeremiah (age 7) - are Quarterlings. Their mother, Eleanor, is a Nephilim - her f
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Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I really did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had and finished it quickly. Spirit Fighter held my attention from the very beginning and didn't let go until the very end. This was a positive book that had a lot of action and adventure!

This book is geared for the middle grade crowd...the hero is 13-year-old Jonah Stone. He learns that he is a quarter-angel, or a quarterling, as are his two siblings. Jonah's mother - Eleanor - is a half-angel who is kidnapped by
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Becky B
Jonah's week goes from absolutely horrible to incredible, unbelievable, exciting, slightly scary, adventurous, and life changing. Why? Well, it starts out with him being told to not even bother to come back for basketball tryouts, and then in kicking a soccer ball in frustration afterwards he discovers he has some rather unique skills. It turns out that Jonah's mom is a nephilim, half-human half-angel, which makes Jonah 1/4 angel and gives him the ability to kick soccer balls practically into or ...more
Linda
May 15, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book through the Goodreads first reads giveaway;thanks I enjoyed it!

Spirit Fighter is a wonderful adventure book for children , a basic good versus evil story. Jonah Stone our 13 year old hero is not having a good day, he has done horribly at basketball tryouts and told by the coach not to bother coming back for the remaining days. Jonah heads to the soccer fields seeking some peace before heading home , feeling down he asks For Gods help; his farther a preacher has instilled thi
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Sarah
Apr 02, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is one of the most well written Christian Fiction books for kids that I have read yet. It uses the Bible as a tool to help the main characters to save their mother, who is a Nephilim, or the offspring of a fallen angel and a human.

This story has angels, and it keeps the proper hierarchy/ dogma, guardian angels are different than warrior angels, who are different from Archangels for example. It has actual quotes from the Bible that become literally true when the kids pray to God, who they c
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Alex
This is a fantastic book written by Jerel Law about a 7th grade boy named Jonah discovering that he is part angel.
Jerel Law is a gifted pastor and church planter. He has 17 years of full-time ministry experience. He has a masters degree in divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jerel began writing fiction as a way to encourage his children’s faith to come alive. Jerel Law lives in North Carolina with his family. Spirit Fighter is his first novel.
This book is part of the Son of Ange
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Debbie I Heart YA Books
Spirit Fighter is a fantastic, action-packed adventure of good versus evil—angel and demon. I'm not one who reads too many Middle Grade novels, but Jerel Law has created an excellent story. Jonah, who's thirteen and his eleven year old sister, Eliza, are to be a part of God's plan in the battle against the fallen angel who kidnapped Jonah's mother. She’s a Nephilim, and an evil twist to this is the kidnapper is Jonah's fallen angel grandfather.

Jonah wants one thing in his life, and that’s to mak
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Janus Vielle the Erudite Artist
Never underestimate the power of prayer…

That’s one of the first things that pop into my head after reading the Spirit Fighter.

I rarely read middle grade books, but when I saw the cover of Spirit Fighter on Netgalley, I couldn’t help myself from requesting for a copy. And after reading it, I felt touched. It may have not been a book I imagined myself reading, but I really appreciate the chance that I was able to do so.

I do admit that at my age (which is obviously not in the middle grade range),
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Nicole Hewitt
(I plan to also post this review on Amazon).

I thought that this was a great book that would appeal to kids who enjoy fantasy (it has been compared to the Percy Jackson series and I think that's a pretty good comparison). I liked that the book presented Christian ideals, and even scripture, but did it in an engaging and exciting way. Often, I've found Christian fiction books to be overly sweet or simple or preachy, but this book was a pleasant surprise. Honestly, I think that any child, Christian
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Susan
Oct 02, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Spirit Fighter is an amazing book! I was completely enthralled with the story from the very beginning. I loved the depth of emotion and realistic situations that Jonah faced in the first few chapters. Then to lead into the paranormal portion, where he finds out he is part "Angel" was captivating. I loved this book and could not put it down.

Jonah and Eliza are faced with difficult situations beyond their control, and through each encounter find that as their faith in God grows, they become
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Ben
May 04, 2012 Ben rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law is about a thirteen year old kid named Jonah who finds out he has special powers. He can lift heavy stuff up and make random bows and arrows appear. It turns out his mom had these powers too so she gave them to him. One day, his mom gets kidnapped and he has to go on a journey to find her with his eleven year old sister Eliza, who also has these powers. They run into problems on the way like possessed cougars and old women but keep finding new powers along the way. Jo ...more
Tracy Michelle

Spirit Fighter is the perfect book for anyone in the middle grade age range looking to read something about two kids can do when they out all faith in God (along with some adventure and battle scenes).
I did have some dislikes with this book. First of all I never really connected with the characters. Since I didn't connect with them a lot of the intense battle scenes fell flat because I just didn't care enough. The dialogue also fell flat because of this. Second, everything felt too convenient.
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Tammy
Jan 06, 2013 Tammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful book. A fresh new series for children of all ages. Jonah Stone a typical 13 year old has one thing on his mind, basketball tryouts. After a disastrous attempt to make the team, Jonah prays to God for guidance and direction. Soon he discovers he can do remarkable things. Impossible things! After talking with his mother, Jonah discovers he is one quarter Angel. His grandfather was a fallen angel. As this starts to sink in, Jonah wonders what plans God has in store for him and his ...more
Brenten Gilbert
Angels have always been a fascinating topic for me. So, if you offer me a story that oozes with angelic history and legend – including mention of the Nephilim and spiritual warfare – and tell me I can share it with my boys, I’m in. And in I am. With Spirit Fighter, Jerel Law brings to life a tale of heroic pursuits, danger, intrigue, and a search for more than you might expect at first glance.

Brother and sister duo Jonah and Eliza learn that they’re special. Moreso, that they are urgently needed
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Ashley Dawn
Jun 18, 2013 Ashley Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Jonah is an average seventh grader, or maybe below average....at least that is what he thinks. After a terrible day, he prays to God and is amazed by the ability that he develops. He tells his father, a preacher, and it comes out that his mother is a half angel. She is the daughter of her mother and 'one of the fallen', which makes Jonah and his two siblings quarterlings. His mother is kidnapped shortly after this revelation and he and his sister are the ones who must ...more
Dana
Apr 19, 2012 Dana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantasy story for Christian kids. I think it is written to appeal to those parents who don't like the Harry Potter type books because they believe anything about witchcraft is evil and who don't like the Percy Jackson books because they are about the Greek (false)gods. In this book, instead of witchcraft or ancient gods and goddesses, we have kids who are one quarter angel. Their mother is a nephilim, daughter of a human mother and father who is a fallen angel. So, 12 year old Jonah an ...more
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“When there was no one else home, she didn’t mind putting some of her nephilim abilities to good use.” 1 likes
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