The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer and Gina Detwiler is so much more than I thought it was! Is it a beautifully written story that will appeal to boys and girls in upper elementary and middle school? The answer: a resounding yes! The characters and dialogue are realistic, well-written, and on point. Kudos to the authors for using the written word to spark the desire to go on a grand adventure within the pages of a book!
However, as I continued flipping the pages, I realized I was no longer reading as an adult reviewing a piece of juvenile literature. I was a child of God being drawn into a metaphor describing the power of prayer, and my calling as a warrior princess in the Kingdom of God. As Jesus used parables to teach truth to the people of His day, the pictures painted in this epic tale of adventure illustrate the truth of Scripture.
As a forty-one year old who has known Jesus for thirty years, after reading this book, I came away with a better understanding of the Holy Spirit, the power of Scripture, the manipulation that drives the ways of the enemy, and most importantly, the true impact of the armor of God.
Should you buy this book for your children? No. Buy this book for yourself. Read it. Then, give it to your children, or someone else's children. Discuss it with them. This is not just a book to read and enjoy. The Prince Warriors is a discipleship tool you will want to refer to over and over again.
Ephesians 6:10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.