Oct 17, 2019

Homeschool Review Crew: Worthy Kids

My youngest daughter, Abbie, is a bit of a bookworm. But just a bit of one, because while she does love to read, she can be a little picky about what she reads. So when she finds an author or series that she likes, she needs to read them all! That is why, even though at twelve she is beyond the upper limits of their age range, (6 to 9 years old and grades 1 to 3) she was excited to get the chance to read the next two books (Book 5 and Book 6) in the series of the Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. These books are published by WorthyKids Books and are called:
Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd's Stone (Book 5)
Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Lion's Roar (Book 6)
This is a great series that allows young children to experience the events of the Bible and absorb the truths found in Scripture in an exciting and engaging way. The stories are age appropriate yet still factual.
Abbie and I have previously read and enjoyed the first four books in the series, so we just jumped right in.
At the beginning of the series, we meet Peter and Mary, siblings who are nine and ten years old, respectively. They are staying with their Uncle Solomon while their parents are away for a month. 
Uncle Solomon is an archaeologist with a house full of amazing treasures that he willingly allows his young guests to examine. But then he shows them the most amazing artifact of all... the Scrolls. 
These Scrolls take the children back through time and allow them to experience Biblical events. In the first book, they witness Creation, then in the second they meet Noah. In the third book, the kids experience the plagues in Egypt and in the fourth book, they march around the city of Jericho with Joshua and his army.
Now, in book five, The Shepherd's Stone, Mary and Peter find adventure again. Because of an accident, they discover a map of the house with a room they didn't even know existed! As Uncle Solomon tells them stories of King Josiah and the first king of Israel, the roar of the lion calls them back in time once again. 
They find themselves in a pasture with a shepherd boy named David who trusts God to help him protect his sheep from bears and wolves. He encourages Peter to trust God, too, when Peter must face his fears to help David and a lamb. 
Then Michael (the angel) shows up with a scroll and rules as he does in every book. The children must solve the riddle of the scroll without breaking the three rules or they are stuck in the past. 
They travel with David to the battlefield where the Israelites are fighting the Philistines and they watch the dreadful meeting with Goliath. Once again they encounter Satan and defeat his evil plans with God's truth. Fear not! God is bigger than any problem!

In book six, The Lion's Roar, the children find themselves in a ziggurat ancient Babylon. They run right into the High Priest of the idol Marduk. He tries to force them to bow to the fake god, but they refuse. He threatens them with the dungeons but Michael shows up and rescues them. He gives them the usual rules of solving the scroll.

Then they meet Hannah, a young Israelite captive of King Nebuchadnezzer who works in the Hanging Gardens and also happens to be Shadrach's granddaughter.

After several adventures and narrow escapes from the High Priest, the children learn of a plot against Shadrach's friend, Daniel who is also a governor. God saves Daniel from the lions and the children solve the scroll: God is in control!

We love these simple but powerful stories. They are full of excitement and danger but also overflowing with God's power and protection. The children always learn an important truth that reveals God's character to them.

The tales are well written and engaging. They definitely keep us coming back for more! We highly recommend them for your early readers!

And we hope you will enter this giveaway for a set of the entire series: including book seven which will be released soon! Click on the graphic below to enter!

Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd's Stone (Book 5) & The Lion's Roar (Book 6) {WorthyKids Books Reviews}

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