The Wind, The Road And The Way

Saturday, December 28, 2013
“You will be privileged to watch the apostles as they boldly carry to the rest of the world the good news of what Jesus has done,” Gillamon explained, lifting his arm, “to the north, the south, the east and the west. Then it will be up to you to make sure their story is told for future generations. You will see many unexpected acts of the apostles. Perhaps the greatest act will be one new apostle turning from a murderous tyrant into the model of what a Christ follower should be.

Book: The Wind, the Road and the Way (The Epic Order of the Seven) by Jenny L. Cote, Living Ink Books, 2014

Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 10-15
Subjects: Biblical History, Trials, Trust in God
Summary: Jesus is alive! He has risen from the dead! And He has promised a helper, the Holy Spirit to come and fill the terrified apostles. As usual Max, Kate, Al, Liz, Nigel, Gillamon, and Claire are right in the middle of everything going on. Comforting the hurting, sending important messages, and bringing people together, the animals are doing all they can to serve their risen Savior. It’s a hard time as persecution breaks out against the apostles, but an exciting time as the Gospel starts to spread around the world.
Notes: Delightful, playful, entertaining, educational, enlightening – all of these words describe this book well. It covers Biblical history during the time of Acts. It does a great job sticking to the truth of the story as recorded in the Bible while adding entertaining commentary from the animals. This particular book shows how God uses even persecution to spread the news of His salvation around the world. It shows how God can change any heart, even that of a murderer. It shows the importance of understanding and memorizing Scripture when sharing the Gospel. And it shows the importance of waiting on God’s timing. Overall, this story does a great job teaching kids how to follow God when bad things happen in a fun, enjoyable way.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Acts 17:26 - From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history.

Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a free review copy of the book! I enjoyed it and now my husband is too!


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