I have reviewed most of the Chronicles of Nephilim Series by Brian Godawa and have found those I have to be extremely gripping and vivid. My only caveat has been that the subject matter and stories are for an adult audience only. I am grateful that this is no longer the case with the young adult editions of the books.
From the website:
Chronicles of the Nephilim for Young Adults is a version of the original Biblical Fiction series that has been edited to be age-appropriate for Ages 13 and above, Grades 8 and above.
Fans of the Chronicles know that the original series is rated PG-13 (R in some places). But this version for young adults has edited the explicit descriptions of sin and toned down the violence to be rated G (PG in some places).
But it is the same rip roaring action adventure, romance and spiritual journey about Nephilim Giants, Watchers, and the Biblical Cosmic War of the Seed that will keep you on the edge of your seat and help you see the Biblical narrative with fresh perspective.
I have also taken out the theological appendices from each of the books that explained the Biblical and ancient historical research behind the fiction. If readers want to read these appendices, they can buy the book When Giants Were Upon the Earth that contains all the appendices gathered in one volume with extras.
As stated above, the controversial elements of each book has been stripped from these young adult editions making the story much more acceptable for mature children and teens. Godawa’s ability to vividly tell stories that are well known biblical accounts of historical events and to fill them in with historical accuracy and deep theological understanding will be enjoyed by the junior high or high school student who is not used to reading solid stories that offer biblical truths.
As I have qualified my recommendations for every book in the series, these young adult editions are recommended without reservation. The action and adventure and biblical truths of a sovereign God will be much enjoyed by young men and women alike. I am grateful to Brian for taking the time to address the maturity level so that a younger audience can enjoy his workmanship.