Teens & Tweens

Do you like to:

  • Have fun
  • Read exciting stories that encourage and inspire you
  • Escape from your present world


Do you want your child to:

  • Grow in their faith
  • Get answers to the spiritual questions that perplex them
  • See the Bible as relevant for today

Then you'll love my Middle-Grade novel How to Kill a Giant:

He lost his courage. Will meeting a real superhero help him find it?

How to Kill a Giant is an exciting middle-grade novel about three modern-day teenagers who mysteriously find themselves transported to ancient Israel. Packed with thrilling scenes of adventure, humor, and heart, How to Kill a Giant is an unforgettable tale of faith and bravery, a story about friendship and the power of courage in the face of insurmountable odds.

How to Kill a Giant won third place in the Middle-Grade category in the 2024 Christian Indie Awards.

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What readers are saying ...


The author has crafted an adventure story packed with biblical truth relevant for today’s kids. It teaches an age-old principle with the potential to change readers’ lives: “Be of good courage” when facing giants of any description because God’s presence gives strength and victory.
Grace Fox
award-winning author of 13 books including Moving from Fear to Freedom: A Woman’s Guide to Peace in Every Situation
In How to Kill a Giant, Carol Schlorff brings a lively and creative perspective to an ancient story, reminding us that God is strong enough to fulfill His plans in our lives. As Hugo, Julia, and Stefan find out, in the middle of impossible circumstances, God is able to help us battle giants. Though each of our giants may look different, we can rely on God’s strength as we trust Him to prepare us and lead us in the way we should go.
Cynthia d’Entremont
author of Simon Stayed, Oak Island Revenge, and Unlocked
How to Kill a Giant will captivate middle-grade readers from the moment three discontented young adolescents begin searching a creepy old house for a missing pet cat until the inspiring conclusion of this wonderfully imaginative story. Hugo and two friends, siblings Julia and Stefan, discover a strange, ancient Bible. Then the three are miraculously transported to ancient Israel, where they meet the biblical hero David when he was a young shepherd. This tale gives new meaning to the Scripture that says the word of God is living and active. Carol Schlorff skillfully weaves a fast-moving story that teaches lessons of friendship, forgiveness, courage, and faith in God.
Chuck Richardson
author of True Status
How to Kill a Giant is an incredible middle grade novel that brings the Bible to life. Full of rich dialogue and vivid scenes, the characters learn about the life of David and the God he serves. If you ever wanted to get to know the lowly shepherd boy from Bethlehem, now is your chance. What a beautiful picture of the compassion and strength of God working in the hearts of young people. How to Kill a Giant is an adventurous book for young readers who love an action-packed story and practical ways to live out their faith in the real world.
Kim Patton
author of Nothing Wasted

Here's the progress of the remaining books in the trilogy:

How to Make a Miracle
How to Mess up Christmas