In The Prince Warriors, Xavier and Evan and their friends, Brianna and Levi, are transported to the world of Ahoratos. A cloaked figure named Ruwach leads them to a cave where he gives them armor and a task. He instructs them to follow the armor. (The armor they are wearing shines a light in the direction where they are to go.) He also shows each of them a phrase in The Book (God’s Word) which will help them on their journey.

Based on Ephesians 6:10-18, the novel is an allegory of the Christian life. The characters learn to face trials while following the truths of the Bible. The path isn’t easy. Sometimes they fail or are misled, but they are always given a way out. There are also consequences for their actions, which effect them in the real world. When they obey the instructions and follow the armor and The Book, they succeed. And once they return to the physical world, they are changed and try to lead others to become Prince Warriors.

Throughout the story, there are verses and teachings about Christian living. An example of this is when one of the characters is instructed to “Lean not on your own understanding.” Some of the other teachings are about working together as a group of believers, showing that as believers we need each other, and also sacrificing ourselves for others. The Prince Warriors is a great resource for discussing with children how they can use God’s Word to face challenges in today’s world.

You can find out more about the characters, the spiritual meanings behind the chapters, and additional material at the book’s website.

The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer with Gina Detwiler is a middle grade fiction novel. Published by B&H Kids (April, 2016), it is 288 pages. It is available through multiple book outlets including Amazon.

J. D. Rempel is a graduate of Simpson College. She is working on a middle grade novel and an adult fantasy series. She loves to read and started a library at her church. She enjoys working with her husband in youth ministry. She also enjoys spending time with and taking care of her turtle, Applesauce.