The Tombs of Anak

Friday, December 28, 2012
Dr. Cooper thoughtfully reviewed what they had learned from the goatherd. “The darkest of shadows… a cruel, tyrannical ghost who eats men, towers to the heavens, sings one song consistently enough for the goatherd to learn it… who inhabits the earth under that dig, who fills the local natives with terror… who is revered and worshiped as a deity…”
“Now that’s some kind of spook,” said Bill.

Book: The Tombs of Anak (The Cooper Kids Adventure Series #3) by Frank Peretti, Crossway Books, 1985, republished in 2004

Genre: Suspense, Adventure
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13-19
Subjects: Fear, Superstition, Greed, Spiritual Warfare
Summary: The Bible talks of “sons of Anak”, giants with six fingers. And the Coopers have just met those sons! For the first time in thousands of years, a giant has been born to the sons of Anak. And that giant rules. Ha-Raphah – the Fearsome One is revered above all. His followers, The Yahrim – the Fearful understand well the consequences of disobeying him. A lost leg, a lost life. They leave their offerings and hope to appease him. One warns the Coopers, they shall never appease him. He will accept nothing less than their very lives. And his warning proves true. Trapped in a maze with false walls and traps, all leading to the monster’s lair, the Coopers have to battle for their very lives.
Notes: The third in a series for young teens by Frank Peretti, an author known for his books on spiritual warfare and suspense, the Cooper Kids Adventures series tells about a father and his two children going on various archeological adventures where they strengthen their trust in God and share His greatness with others. In this book, the author takes a look at greed and power and how it can destroy someone. The tombs of Anak are filled with old treasures and Anak and his priestess intend to keep all that treasure for themselves. Their greed and desire for power knows no limits. In the end, the destruction that comes from such is clearly seen.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Luke 12:15 – Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”


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