Danny Orlis Makes the Team

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
“What’s the matter?” Danny asked. “What’s wrong?”
“That was Woody Blackburn,” Larry said softly, reluctantly. “He was in the reformatory when I was. He just got out a month or so ago.”
“What did he want?”
For a long while Larry was quiet. Then he said, “They tried to make me promise not to tell, but I didn’t. Woody, and that older guy who was with him have figured out a scheme to mop up the money by betting against Iron Mountain when we play Spring Creek. And – and they tried to get me to agree to throw the game!”

Book: Danny Orlis Makes the Team by Bernard Palmer, Moody Press, 1956

Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Boys 12-18
Subjects: Crime, Salvation, Forgiveness, Greed, Showing Love To Others
Summary: It’s so great to be back home on the Lake of the Woods, but school is starting back up soon and Danny’s parents really want him to go off to a school far away. He won’t be back home again anytime soon. There are good reasons of course – his cousin needs his support. But why can’t his cousin just switch schools and come here? Resigned, Danny heads off to school, but his cousin needs him more than Danny imagined! An ex-criminal, Larry is trying to live a moral life but some don’t believe the change in him. Some old friends and some new enemies all intend to push Larry as far as they can. If Larry gives in to any of them, he’ll be right back in the reformatory, but the pressure is strong!
Notes: Danny takes everything back to Christ. He is continually living his faith, stopping and praying, and witnessing to those around him! He holds his friends accountable to their faith, encouraging them to follow Biblical principles. He reaches out to and shares the message of salvation with his enemies, fearful of their dying without knowing Christ. He’s an ordinary high school boy playing football and hanging out with friends, but his real focus in life is his relationship with Christ. I highly recommend these books for young boys! The adventure keeps the story moving, although no where near as intense as it does in modern books. It's simply an enjoyable story!
Also, this book is only one of the 94 books in the series. Some are published through Back To The Bible and Moody Press, some by Tyndale and some the publisher is unknown. Wikipedia has a list of all of them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Orlis_series
This book is also published under the title The Final Touchdown by Tyndale in 1989.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!


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