The Bible is definitely not a boring book to read in many parts. We recently had a chance to review more titles in new series released The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series by WorthyKids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group and written by M.J. Thomas. We we able to review Book 3 - The Great Escape and Book 4 - Journey to Jericho.
Created for elementary reading level, about ages 6 - 9, The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series brings Bible stories to life. This Christian children's series places your children in the Biblical events in a fun, and un-scary way. Peter and Mary think they are spending time with their boring Great-Uncle, only to discover that he is an archaeologist that has discovered hidden scrolls that allow them to travel and solve clues. Boredom solved!
We had a chance to review The Great Escape - Book 3. In this story, Peter, Mary, and Hank (their dog) take a trip back to ancient Egypt. They meet Princess Shephara and her father the Pharaoh. As they are living in the palace, they meet a young slave boy named Joseph. The kids learn about the issue of slavery and then they meet someone they have only read about, Moses. The kids needed to solve the puzzle within 14 days in order to return to the present time. The angel Micheal helps the kids realize what is happening as the ten plagues begin to reign down on the Egyptians.
Throughout the The Great Escape both Peter and Mary learn to rely on God when they are scared. They remind each other how important this is. It was a great reminder throughout the story. Peter and Mary were even able to travel with the Israelites to the Red Sea and cross it as Moses parted it.
In the other story, Journey to Jericho - Book 4, Peter and Mary are whisked into the world of spies. The Legend of the Scrolls take them back to the tabernacle of the Israelites. They have God's name revealed to them. Michael the angel is back in this story and guides the kids to Jericho. They met a young woman named Rahab and her family. And she helps them sneak out of the city safely.
Again the kids are reminded to rely on God for strength. That no matter the problem, there is help. They just need to have faith. I know that many young kids have their youth Bibles with illustrations and short Bible stories to keep their attention. As kids get older, they need to look at Biblical accounts more in-depth. The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series, is a great way for young Bible students to read Bible accounts in an easy to understand format. It really shows kids the real action side of the Bible accounts that they are learning about, and takes the "boredom" out of their Bible study.
We really are not working on either of the time periods that I mentioned above. So we just used these stories as assigned reading material. Lydia and Caty both enjoyed the stories. At the end of both books, there is a list of the scriptural references so that your family can look up the event or story and read it directly from your Bible.
Each of our kids have sat on the edge of their seat while reading the stories that are part of The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book series. I highly recommend checking out this series and adding it to your child's bible study routine or read-aloud time with your child. Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series The Great Escape - Book 3 and Journey to Jericho - Book 4. Click on the link below to see how they used these books in their homes, and what they thought of them.