The Secret Of The Desert Stone

Monday, December 31, 2012
As Jacob Cooper looked into the burning eyes of the two towering visitors, he had a feeling he and his kids would soon be going to Africa.

Book: The Secret of the Desert Stone (The Cooper Kids Adventure Series #5) by Frank Peretti, Crossway Books, 1996, republished in 2005

Genre: Suspense, Adventure
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13-19
Subjects: Faith, Salvation, General Revelation, God’s Power
Summary: One day it wasn’t there. The next morning it was. A huge stone box in the middle of the desert just appeared overnight. And the dictator of the company wants it gone. Now. His witch doctors tried to remove it. They failed. So he had them killed. He’s brought in some specialists from America to remove it now. They will either remove it or die too. But this huge stone seems to have been designed, created. It’s not just a freak of nature. And it has a purpose. The dictator may not like it, but the villagers on the other side do. They have no doubt that it’s a gift from their God. He is going to send them water. And someone to tell them of their God. They worship Him but do not know His name. All they know is that which He has revealed to them. So it comes down to this: remove the stone that God has placed or be killed by a dictator. The Coopers are in for quite an adventure!
Notes: The fifth in a series for young teens by Frank Peretti, an author known for his books on spiritual warfare and suspense, the Cooper Kids Adventures series tells about a father and his two children going on various archeological adventures where they strengthen their trust in God and share His greatness with others. In this book, the author paints a beautiful story of how God can reveal Himself to people even when they have no Bible or missionaries. The people the Coopers find on the other side of the stone have a deep faith and trust in God. They don’t understand or know a lot, but what they do know, they hold firmly to as they dream of the day a man will come and “open the leaves” to tell them the name of their God.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 1:19-20 – since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.


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