Bestselling author Priscilla Shirer pens epic trilogy for boys
New adventure series teaches kids about the armor of God
DALLAS – New York Times bestselling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer is known for her ministry to women. But six years ago, inspired by her three sons, she began dreaming of a series for kids, particularly for boys. She knew reaching young hearts and minds would require something epic, though – an adventure with mystery, whimsy and humor.
After years of fleshing out character ideas and story lines, Shirer’s idea for The Prince Warriors trilogy was born – a faith-based book series that aims to deliver a wholesome, entertaining story boys can enjoy while teaching them about the armor of God.
Shirer’s new book, The Prince Warriors, Book I (B&H Kids, April 1, 2016), is the first installment in an epic new adventure series for tweens about donning the armor of God to fight the Enemy. Based on Ephesians 6:10-18, The Prince Warriors brings to life the invisible struggle ensuing in the spiritual realm, following two brothers as they enter a mysterious land and discover the much bigger battle going on all around them.
Using the series as a tool, Shirer hopes to encourage young readers to arm themselves for life’s battles with the armor of God found inside the Holy Scripture.
“I wrote The Prince Warriors for my own sons; but I’m privileged to now have the opportunity to share it with little boys everywhere, who I’m hoping will lean in to this ‘warrior’ mentality that they’ve been given in Christ,” Shirer says. “But I also want young women everywhere to know that there is beauty in femininity, there is beauty in being a girl – but you can be a girl with a sword. You can have a fierce edge that stands firm against the schemes of the devil.”
In The Prince Warriors, brothers Xavier and Evan are often at odds with each other, but soon discover they must fight a much bigger battle. Along with their friends, they enter a mysterious land called Ahoratos, where a guide named Ruwach offers wisdom and direction as they begin their adventure to battle an unseen, but very real, enemy.
“There is no better time to learn about being a spiritual warrior than when you’re young,” Shirer says. “You might as well already know that you have been given gifts – armor, weapons – by God that allow you to have victory in every area of your life.”
Priscilla Shirer balances her ministry, motherhood and marriage to raise her three boys while also spreading the word of God through Going Beyond Ministries, which she founded with husband Jerry Shirer. The daughter of Dr. Tony Evans, a prominent Dallas-based pastor, Shirer grew up well acquainted with the Bible. She has a master’s degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and ministers to numerous major corporations, organizations and Christian audiences across the globe. Shirer is the author of New York Times bestsellers The Resolution for Women (B&H, Sept. 2011) and Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer (B&H, July 2015), as well as the popular women’s Bible study, The Armor of God. She recently starred in the Hollywood film “War Room,” revealing the power of prayer to a large audience and inspiring Christian women worldwide. For more information please visit www.bhpublishinggroup.com.