From the back cover: “Just because thirteen-year-old Vero Leland has discovered his true identity doesn’t mean his life has gotten any easier. Middle school is humiliating at best, and his training in the Ether – the spiritual realm that surrounds the earth – has only intensified. Becoming a guardian angel, the fiercest of warriors, is not for the faint of heart.”
Just because one CAN write, doesn’t necessarily mean that one SHOULD write. Especially when one’s secular creativity intrudes upon the sacred.
While author Laurice Molinari has an impressive curriculum vitae, and while she may be writing with the best of intentions, her theology (if this is truly what she believes) stands in need of serious correction. The bio blurb on the copy that I received for review suggests that this may truly be the case: “Laurice lives with her husband and two children in
the City of ,
where her lifelong love for our heavenly guardians inspired her to write a book
about them.” Angels
Angels are NOT “born,” they do NOT “grow up,” attend middle school, and receive immunizations. They are ageless creations of our Heavenly Father, and one cannot forget that ONE THIRD of those angelic beings rebelled, lead by Lucifer (who, may I remind you, is ALSO a created being, and was once the chiefest of them all!). It tires me, and saddens me . . . yes, and even vexes me . . . when a creative imagination oversteps its bounds and boldly “rushes in where ANGELS fear to tread.”
The fact that this book is targeted for children in grades
– 6, and is published by Zonderkidz, just makes this book
even more disturbing. To think . . .
hundreds, or even thousands, of our most impressionable minds could be impacted
by this distorted view of angels (an earlier generation would call it heresy)
ought to have caused second thoughts to arise.
In the minds of the author, and the publishers, as well.
PILLARS OF FIRE: Book Two in The Ether Series
Laurice E. Molinari
JUVENILE FICTION / General
$16.99 hardcover w/jacket