The Lost Canoe

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
"If there was anyone with more determination than Chris, I sure hadn't met him. I don't think he would ever give up, no matter what the odds or what the circumstances."

Book: The Lost Canoe by Jeffery Nesbit, Victor Books, 1991
Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Boys 10-14
Subjects: Salvation, wittnessing, obedience to authority
Summary: Chris doesn't give up. Period. When he gets an idea in his head, he follows through with it all the way. So it's not really a surprise when he & Cally find themselves lost from the rest of the group in a canoe trip and unable to find their way back to camp. The question becomes, can that same determination help them survive long enough to be rescued or find their way back to camp? Or will that determination lead them straight into the path of a mountain lion?
Notes: Cally is a believer, Chris is not. Cally understands his younger brother's doubts and hesitations. He was the same way before he was saved. He had the same questions. So he gently listens and attempts to explain when Chris asks questions. This book's focus is on the adventure, but the underlying theme is Cally's salvation and Chris' need of it. 
Recommendation Scale: 4.5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 13:1-3 - Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.


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