Are you ready to run from a rhino or ride an elephant? Are you ready to witness the creation of earth, one day at a time? What about hiding from evil people who won’t let you talk about the name of God. Do you want to help Noah finish the ark and fight the Dark Ruler? Your kids will have the chance to do just that as they read through The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls from WorthyKids/Ideals.
My kids love books, especially books that bring the stories of the bible alive in a way that is understandable to them. The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls brings the children into a world of solving a mystery, the Secret Scroll, before time is up. This series is written with ages 6-9 in mind with a reading level for grades 1-3.
We started reading these during our quiet time during the day, but found that right before bed was the best time, we were already all together for prayers, so finishing that up with these books was a great end to the day! All four kids enjoyed listening to the story being read aloud, from 2-year-old Baby Girl to 17-year-old Moe Man.
The first book, the Beginning, is all about just that, the beginning. We meet Peter and Mary and their dog Hank. They have gone to spend some time with their great-uncle Solomon. What at first seems to be a boring time, turns out to be an adventure when they hear the story of The Secret Hidden Scrolls.
When Peter and Mary find the scroll in the library, they did not expect to end up traveling to the beginning of time. Yes, the beginning, when there was nothing. They watched as each day happened while trying to figure out the missing words from the scroll. After meeting with Michael, the angel, they learn that they need to figure out the words or they will be stuck here forever.
After trying to figure out the words and finding a few, the kids meet the snake. He is a good, helpful snake, but he is only after one thing. The snake wants to make sure that no one ruins his plans, he wants to make sure no one loves or believes in God. The kids are able to see past this, and ask for help. Upon asking for help, Michael arrives to help, simply saying “I was waiting for you to ask.” This is a great reminder to all of us, we just simply need to ask for help.
Book two takes us to the time of Noah. Peter and Mary, along with Hank are now faced with helping Noah get ready for the flood. The town around them has turned against God and that is all due to the Dark Lord. After the kids realize that they need to ask for help, Michael comes to help again!
At the end of the book, you have a section that tells you were to find this story in your bible. This was my favorite part.
My kids fell in love with these books and characters. They are very upset we don’t have book 3 yet. I can tell you, that from the fun and adventure we have when reading these, we will continue to add them to our collection! The words are easy to read and the pages have pictures to help break up the words. The chapters are short, we can easily read two of them before bed each night.