We all know Shakespeare’s famous line, that the pen is mightier than the sword. But one young Assyrian Christian boy is proving that the chisel holds the same power. According to CNN, seventeen-year-old Nenous Thabit has been meticulously recreating priceless artifacts destroyed by ISIS.

“[C]ontinuing to sculpt is a message that we will not be intimidated by those devils,” he said.

On this weekend when we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, it seems to me that Nenous Thabit shows us exactly what kind of soldiers belong in His army. We worship a king who conquered death by dying; it is He who gives us the power to wage a war through peace.

Karen Ullo is the author of the vampire saga Jennifer the Damned.  To find out more, go to