Friday, September 13, 2013

The Machine by Bill Myers

For ages 8 to 14, Truth Seekers is a fast-paced, thoughtful, and funny new series using a 21st century approach to sharing ancient Bible truths.

In book one, The Machine, twin siblings Jake and Jenny have just lost their mother and are not thrilled about moving to Israel to stay with their seldom seen archaeologist dad. They don’t yet understand how “all things work together for good to those who love God.” But they will when a machine their father invented points them to the Truth.

My review:
    This is the first book in The Truth Seekers series, and the first part of it is taken up with setting up the story and giving information about the main characters, twins Jake and Jen.

   I'm obviously an adult, and this book is geared for ages 8-14, but I found the book very entertaining and interesting. I could see my 12 year old nephew loving the story. It is funny, and has a lot of gadgets and wacky inventions that are used in the story. The book also deals with the issue of trusting God, and one of the main characters struggles with that especially.

  This book is a great beginning to what has the makings of being a very good series of books for this age group. I would recommend it.

About the author:

Bill Myers is an accomplished writer and film director whose work has won more than sixty national and international awards including the C. S. Lewis Honor Award. Among his best-selling releases for kids are The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle and The Forbidden Door. He has sold more than eight million books and videos and lives with two cats, two kids, one dog, and one wife near Hollywood, California.
The Machine is available from Broadman and Holman Publishing.
Thanks to B&B Media for the review copy.