The Dreamer, The Schemer, And The Robe

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
“Yes, I think you will find this assignment challenging, but also very rewarding. This will be quite different from Noah’s ark, so listen well. First, since you now know you are on assignment from the Maker, you will be given specific – although limited – instructions in advance, Gillamon explained. “The mission will begin with the four of you together on a caravan headed to the center of power in Egypt.”

Book: The Dreamer, The Schemer &; The Robe (The Amazing Tales of Max &; Liz, Book Two)  by Jenny L. Cote, Living Ink Publishers, 2009

Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 10-15
Subjects: Biblical History, Trials, Trust in God
Summary: Now that Max, Kate, Al and Liz have learned a bit about following the Maker and have been gifted with immortality, He is sending them on another mission. A young man named Joseph and his family are in need of some assistance and the Maker is sending these special animals to provide it. The biggest difference between this mission and the last is that the animals know ahead of time that there will be extreme trials and challenges. Max and Kate will be separated for years and even Al and Liz will be separated for a time.
Notes: Delightful, playful, entertaining, educational, enlightening – all of these words describe this book well. It covers Biblical history during the time of Joseph, both in Egypt and Israel. It discusses the issue of trusting God when bad things happen as Joseph undergoes his trials. It does a great job sticking to the truth of the story as recorded in the Bible while adding entertaining commentary from the animals, whether Al with his endless hunger or their new camel friend with his inability to speak in anything less than a shout. This particular book also discusses the Egyptian religion and how it compares with the truth. Overall, this story does a great job teaching kids how to follow God when bad things happen in a fun, enjoyable way.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Genesis 50:20 – You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.


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