Review of Secrets of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd's Stone & The Lions Roar from WorthyKids Books
It is always a delight to review any book in The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series from Worthy Kids. I reviewed Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd's Stone (Book 5) and Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Lion's Roar (Book 6).
As I was with the first four books in the series, I loved these two books. I read them myself first and was delighted to find that they are accurate biblically and teach a practical Christian life truth in addition to the Bible story. I shared these books with my four-year grandson whose mom read it aloud to him and an eight-year old girl from our homeschool co-op who read it on her own. They both loved the books!
Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd's Stone (Book 5) is from I Samuel in the Old Testament. It's the historical tale of David visiting his brothers and ending up a war hero after fighting the taunting Goliath. David fights for the glory of God with confidence in His power to defeat His enemies. Along the way, Peter and Mary hear some of the songs (psalms) David has composed and see his bravery in facing down a bear. I love the way humor is used in the story, too.
I had forgotten until I read this little book that David is from Bethlehem. Of course, Bethlehem is the City of David. A good refresher for me!
My favorite part of the book is when David loses 1 of his 99 sheep named Pearl. What does that remind you of? Yes, you got it! Two of Jesus' parables in one: The Pearl of Great Price and the Shepherd Who Goes Looking for His 1 Sheep.
Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Lion's Roar (Book 6) takes us back in time to Babylon. With the author MJ Thomas' skill, we see the Ishtar Gate, Processional Way, Hanging Gardens, Statue of Marduk, the Euphrates River, a ziggerut, cuneiform writing, and the sparkling blue and yellow tiles decorating buildings all over the city. Lions, dragons, and bulls are everywhere. I was delighted as a homeschool mom at how much history was included.
The story is woven delightfully to let us meet Hannah and her grandfather Shadrach (yes, that one!), Daniel, and the king. We see the power of God to protect Daniel when he is thrown into the lion's den. I loved the story! And I felt like I was a visitor to Babylon meeting Daniel and experiencing his adventure! This book could easily turn into a great unit study. I'm adding it to my Ancient History historical reading list.
In each adventure story, Mary and Peter must solve the puzzle in a certain amount of days or they will be stuck back in time forever. There are also rules they must follow including not changing the past or revealing that they are from a different time period. The angel Michael appears in every story, too.
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Secret of the Hidden Scroll Series
Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series is a set of time-travel adventure books that help children discover the Bible and grow in their faith.
The books are interesting, exciting, and true to the biblical accounts. Not only that, they teach a living faith lesson that children can relate to and apply to their daily lives. I love the way they include spiritual warfare in each story.
The main characters in each book are siblings Mary and Peter and their dog Hank. The premise is that they are staying for the summer with their archaeologist Uncle Solomon whose home is filled with artifacts and exciting historical finds. When the Lion roars, it's time for a Bible/time travel adventure.
Children can join the Hidden Scrolls club here.
The publisher of The Secret of the Hidden Scroll Series is Worthy Kids, a division of Worthy Books, a Christian publishing company.
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This is not my first review of WorthyKids Books. You can read my Review of The Great Escape and Journey to Jericho from WorthyKids here.
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