Danny Orlis On Superstition Mountain

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
“They come for the papers! I didn’t want to tell about them, but they made me! They beat me until I tell! And now they are coming to get them!”

Book: Danny Orlis on Superstition Mountain by Bernard Palmer, Moody Press, 1955

Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Boys 12-18
Subjects: Missions, Salvation, God’s Will
Summary: Danny is so looking forward to being home for the summer and being out on the lake again! Just as he starts to settle in, a surprise visitor shows up desperate for his help. His aunt is a missionary in Mexico and is working with an unreached people group that don’t yet have the Bible in their own language. Some of the locals have gotten aggressive and started making threats against the missionaries. It’s become too dangerous for his aunt to travel back alone or for her and the other missionary and missionary’s daughter to stay alone. Reluctantly Danny, along with his friend, agree to spend their summer in Mexico assisting. When they arrive, they quickly learn there’s a lot more going on than they thought – and it’s a lot more dangerous than they thought. Soon Danny and the others are on the run for their lives!
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. In this book, he is shown as a very normal teenager, wanting to spend his summer enjoying his favorite activities at home with his friends. He fights hard against going to help, but can’t ignore the voice inside him telling him this is what God wants of him. There’s also a focus on Bible translation and a scene that shows the power of having the Gospel in one’s own language. 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
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 10:13-17 –"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. "How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?" Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.


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