Danger On A Silent Night

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
“What about the cousin? Have you found her?” the king asked.

“I sent guards to search the palace,” Brutus said.

Beth was chilled to hear them talking about her.

“What should I do with her when we find her?” Brutus asked.

“Kill her,” King Herod said.

Book: Danger on a Silent Night (AIO Imagination Station Books) by Marianne Hering and Nancy L. Sanders, Focus on the Family and Tyndale House Publishing, 2013

Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Boys and girls 8-13
Subjects: Christmas, Gifts
Summary: What IS Christmas about anyway? What role do gifts play in it? These are the questions Patrick and Beth are investigating in the Imagination Station this adventure. Mr. Whittaker sends them back to Israel during the time of a mad king and some strange visitors to the country. Beth finds himself in the king’s palace and Patrick finds himself with the magi. Both get to experience all the drama of the magi’s experience with baby Jesus.
Notes: This is the 12th in the Imagination Station Adventures series. The series is much like the secular Magic Tree House books but instead of wizards and magic it’s imagination and inventions giving them the different place/different time experiences. The radio show the concept is taken from is very solid – full of great spiritual elements and lessons and challenges as well as fun and excitement. This book did a much better job than some of the other in the series at focusing on spiritual elements. The spiritual element in this story is how telling a story straight from the Bible – the story of the Magi’s visit to see the Christ Child. As with the Magic Tree House, part of the focus of the series is on giving a picture of the time and place featured in the setting of the book.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Matthew 2:9-10 - After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 


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