Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Review of The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls from Worthy Kids/Ideals

We love good fiction books here in our house and they are even better if they are good Christian fiction books.  This is exactly what we received when we were recently given The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls from Worthy Kids/Ideals to review.  This book series is recommended for children ages 6-9 for reading levels grades 1-3 or beyond.
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The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls
The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls is a series of two books (so far) by author M.J. Thomas.  Mr. Thomas wrote these books for his son when he was searching for books that would teach about the Bible in a fun and imaginative way, but could not find any.  Book One is The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Beginning (Book #1) and Book Two is The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls:Race to the Ark (Book #2).  They are available to purchase on both Amazon and the Barnes and Noble website.
The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Beginning (Book #1) is where we meet Peter and Mary.  These siblings, along with their dog, Hank are visiting their Great-Uncle Solomon who is an archaeologist.  The kids are not looking forward to their visit, but soon Great-Uncle Solomon begins to share about his adventures with them.  He tells them how he found ancient scrolls at a dig site near the Dead Sea.  These scrolls are the key to proving the Bible is true, but they can only be opened by the chosen ones.  The chosen ones will be able to travel back in time to the events of the Bible.  Of course Peter and Mary are the chosen ones, but they first have to find the scrolls.  Then they are transported back in time to Creation and even though they get to see God create everything, they still have to figure out the mystery in the scrolls and solve it.  If they don't solve the mystery, they will be stuck in the past and not allowed to return to present time.
The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls:Race to the Ark (Book #2) features Peter and Mary, along with Hank the dog, on another adventure from the hidden scrolls.  They have no clue what to expect when they hear the lion's roar, but Great-Uncle Solomon hands them a bag of things for their adventure.  This time they are taken back in time to the days of Noah and the flood.  As Peter and Mary start solving the secrets of the scroll they begin to help Noah prepare the Ark.  Their task is not easy because of course people want to stop them on their adventure.  This story is all about trusting God just like Noah had to do.  Will they learn that they can trust God for everything?  This is the lesson they will have to learn if they want to make it back to present time.
Little Miss really enjoyed reading these two books.  They were easy for her to read all by herself since they are recommended for grades 1-3, but I had her read them aloud to me so that I could hear the stories too.  These fun adventures kept her attention and kept her wanting to read more.  I had her read at least 2 chapters a day, but she always begged to read more.  We were able to chat about how the books were different than and the same as the actual Bible stories they discussed.  We were able to chat about how these books were just fiction and Little Miss knew that they were just for fun reading.  She told me that while it was fun to imagine that these stories could be real, she knew that the only real stories were the ones from the Bible.  She also hopes that there are more books in this series so that she can read them too.  As a parent, I am happy that she was able to read these books because they are good, clean books for her to read.  I don't have to worry that the books are filled with anything bad or anything that she shouldn't read.  She knows they are just make believe and she knows that she can turn to the Bible to find the real story.  I also liked that in the back of the book, the author tells you exactly where you can find the actual stories in the Bible.

If you want a fun book series to read, we definitely recommend The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls from Worthy Kids/Ideals.  You can learn more about the two books in this series here.  You can learn more about Worthy Kids/Ideals on their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  As always you can check out what my friends on the Homeschool Review Crew thought of these books by clicking the banner below.
The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. {WorthyKids/Ideals Reviews}

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