Armor of God by Allen Brokken ~ Book Review + Giveaway

December 15, 2021


About the Book

Book: Armor of God
Author: Allen Brokken
Series: Towers of Light, Book 4
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Release Date: November 19, 2021

In a battle to possess the armor of God, Lauren, Aiden and Ethan stand against their father as he fights for the enemy.

The Dark One has a foothold in the Iron Mountains, and his steel warriors have corrupted the giants. With a formidable army behind him, he fights to secure power over the heathlands. Darkness pervades Zoura’s frontier.

Reunited with Mother and Uncle, twelve-year-old Lauren and her younger brothers, Aiden and Ethan, must light the Tower of Light in Blooming Glen to save Zoura. But the enemy stands in their way. They need the lost Armor of God to overcome the forces of darkness.

As the children search for the armor, the enemy raises a new champion—their father. Knowing the power of the armor and the children’s plans, their father dispatches the Steele Brothers to retrieve the armor for the Dark One.

Zoura’s last chance for salvation will be lost, if darkness corrupts the armor before the children can take it back. Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan have prevailed against the forces of darkness before, but do they have the faith to stand firm against their father as he fights for the enemy?


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My Thoughts

It is hard to do a review on a book that is part of a series that must be read in order for you to understand what is happening. The author does a good job at having a summary so you know where you are landing as you are reading this book and while that is a bit helpful it will be better if you start out the story from the first book. That being said the book is a great Christian Fantasy for kids. It feels very Narnia-esque and very intriguing for kids. I would definitely like to get the first book and start from the beginning and do this as a read-aloud with all four of my kiddos! 

They author does a great job at making a different world and characters that are fun. The story is fast paced and action packed. I definitely recommend this if you have a middle schooler or even younger kids that you can read them to. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really liked it despite being a bit lost. 

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Allen Brokken is a teacher at heart, a husband and father most of all. He’s a joyful writer by the abundant grace of God. He began writing the Towers of Light series for his own children to help him illustrate the deep truths of the Bible in an engaging and age appropriate way.  He’s dedicated 15 years of his life to volunteer roles in children’s ministry and youth development.  Now that his own children are off to college he’s telling stories and sharing clean humor on social media @allenbrokkenauthor, and through his blog


More from Allen

Armor of God is the fourth book in the series, and it takes a significant departure from the others in that the children’s mother has joined them in their journey.  After rescuing her from the Iron Mountain in Fear No Evil, she is ready to take charge of the group to save Father.  However, things are a lot more complicated than they appear, and her children have grown used to making important decisions independently.


This book challenged my writing skills.  On the one hand, middle grade so often sends the parents away to give the kids agency to be the heroes of the story.  But what happens when the parents are active participants?  Most middle grade goes one of two directions. The parents are incompetent fools who the wise all knowing children must save, or the parents become wicked antagonists working against the children’s best interests.


As a parent, I cringe when those stereotypes come up in a read-aloud.  The parents I know are not bumbling fools and generally work hard to provide the best for their children.  So stories that emphasize something else tweaks something in my mind as I’m reading. After talking to a lot of parents, they feel the same way.


So I worked hard to give Mother a very specific objective, save Father. At the same time, the children have concerns that could take them off that path.  With the help of my editor and critique partners, I was able to cast Mother in a good light.  Armor of God provides readers a realistic portrayal of the family working through conflicts in a positive way, which makes the surprise ending all the more powerful.


So if you are looking for a middle-grade story to read to your kids where the parents aren’t bumbling fools or wicked abusers, you should check out Armor of God.

Blog Stops

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, December 4

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 5

Texas Book-aholic, December 6

Inklings and notions, December 7

For Him and My Family, December 8

deb’s Book Review, December 9

Spoken from the Heart, December 10

For the Love of Literature, December 10

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, December 12

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 13

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, December 14 (Spotlight)

Mary Hake, December 14

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, December 15

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 16

Lights in a Dark World, December 17


To celebrate his tour, Allen is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for the honest and thorough review. I wanted to let you and your readers know that if they want to start the adventure from the beginning, Light of Mine, book 1 of the series will be free on Kindle on the 17th.

    1. Thank you so much for writing a great book! I will spread the news around that it will be available on Kindle. My homeschool mamas will appreciate that! I know I will be reading it to my kiddos!

  2. Thank you Allen, that is great news! Your book does sounds like a great book and I will be checking Light of Mine out on the 17th! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama for sharing your review! Have a wonderful holiday season!

    1. Thank you so much and for stopping by! Have a wonderful Christmas and Blessed New Year!

  3. My nephew would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.