The Chase

Friday, November 25, 2011
Jesus help us! We’re being kidnapped! They must want Aunt Gussie’s money! This fella’s gonna tie us up someplace and make her pay to get us back!

Book:The Chase (Christian Heritage Series: The Chicago Years #2) by Nancy Rue, Focus On The Family/Bethany House Publishers, 1999
Genre: Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys 10-14
Subjects: Friendship, Identity, Crime, Relationship with parents and siblings
Summary: School sure is a lot different in Chicago than in Indiana! On the very first day, the kids get declared truant and hauled into the principal’s office by someone who seems suspiciously like a member of the mob. And Rudy’s new teacher doesn’t seem to like him very much. Problems aren’t just at school though. Their neighbor seems to be in danger as well and when Aunt Gussie takes her and her brother in, it brings the trouble on their own household.
Notes: This is the fourth set of books in the Christian Heritage Series. Each set focuses on a particular time period and tells the story of a young boy growing up in that time. This set is about a young boy and his twin sister who have been raised by their busy father since the death of their mother when they were babies. They and their father move in with their aunt in Chicago where they become personally acquainted with members of the mob, become more cultured, grow spiritually and learn about passions and the outpouring of them. In this book, Rudy learns to seek the peace that comes only from fellowship with Jesus and how to keep in fellowship with Him all the time.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.


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