“I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”- Psalm 138:2

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Light of Mine (audio) ~ Allen Brokken

This is book one of the Tower of Light Series, and audiobook for you to be able to listen to when you can't read a book.  This is a fantasy, young readers book - but can be read by any age.  The story is about three siblings, whose parents have disappeared.  The dad has gone off to war to fight evil and the mom was going on a errand for the day to return in the evening.  As the story goes on neither parent has returned home and the children are left to fend off evil by themselves.  Darkness is trying to take over the Light with the children having to figure out what is happening and how God's plan involves them.  They go through a journey and have clues and items show up throughout the story, to help them win over darkness.

I would recommend this book to any young reader and their parents to read with them.  This book is based on the song, This little light of mine.  I loved the theme and all the different messages the author gives in this book.  One was when the children tell a lie the light goes dim on the lighthouse and when they tell the truth or do the right thing it stays bright.  This was a very enjoyable read for the imagination and a learning experience.  I can't wait for book 2 to come out so you can continue with the story.  This book does have an ending, but you know it will continue on in book 2 and you fall for this story so much that you don't want it to end, you want to stay in this world to see evil lose.  Great gift book for children and families to enjoy and discuss.

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 About the Book

Book: Light of Mine

Author: Allen Brokken

Narrator: Stacey Bradshaw

Genre: Middle grade Christian Fantasy

Release date: November 10, 2021

Darkness is spreading through Zoura. Beyond the borders of the heathlands, innocent animals are being turned into monsters, and good men into pawns of the Dark One. Father has vanished after joining the Mighty Mercenaries and mother has gone missing in search of him.

Alone on the farm, twelve-year-old Lauren and her brave little brothers, Aiden(9) and Ethan(5), must guard the Tower of Light that will guide both parents home. But when a hooded stranger is caught trespassing the farm, and a new bishop claims the church, confusion pervades their close-knit community. Will the children be able to recognize who is a threat to the Tower and who is there to help them protect it?

With little else but the aid of a trio of blessed pets, three holy weapons, and their growing faith, Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan find it is up to them to stop the agents of The Dark One from putting out the Light and dooming the heathlands to Darkness.

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 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 https://www.allenbrokkenauthor.com.

 More from Allen

When my kids were young there was really nothing better than getting out of my car at the end of a long day at work and having my three little kiddos run up to me and give hugs because Daddy’s Home!  As a Father of three young children I was very concerned about the direction society was taking.  I wasn’t sure that with how things were going that I had the knowledge or the skill to train them up in the way they should go, as the Bible directs.

Then in 2008 I took a new job that had me traveling four days a week.  It was one of the hardest times of my life, the stress of a high pressure job, the loneliness of being on the road, and uncertainty of being a young parent really brought me to the end of myself.  However, all of the travel gave me a lot of time to study the scriptures and learn from the writing of great bible teachers.

It was during this time that I began to write stories for my children.  At first I brought my children’s stuffed animals to life for silly adventures.  But then one day while we were putting together a play fort in our back yard I saw a sunrise pattern in the wood in the top of the tower.  I thought:​

 ”What if there was a Tower of Light shining God’s goodness over the children and their animals?”

 ”What if the children experienced the indwelling of the holy spirit in a real way like Sampson or David?”

 ”What if the full armor of God was physical armor they could use to defeat the darkness?”

 As I shared my story with my children, they loved it.

 I believe you and your children will love it too.


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