Faith Ann Heart is twelve years old when her family moves into a 150-year-old mansion. Legend has it that the original owner hid a treasure of gold that has never been found. Faith puts on her sleuthing skills to search for it but is soon distracted by another mystery: the boy next door, Dan Nickels. Together they discover a different kind of treasure they never expected. More
A town in Pennsylvania desperately needs a surgeon like Faith Ann Heart's father. Pennsylvania is really far from Georgia where Faith lives now, and she is scared because it turns out that her father took the job. Now they are moving to a place where she doesn't know anyone. Her father says God is calling him up there to serve, so what is she supposed to say to that, "Too bad God, I need Dad more than you do," not likely.
Faith's best friend had a going away party for her. The whole eighth grade class was invited. The party was so much fun but when Faith got home she cried for a long time. She had been praying hard for something to happen that would make it impossible to move but so far, nothing's come up. Instead, some of her teachers told her how much fun it is to move. They told her a little bit about Pennsylvania and it sounded like a cool place. It's a good thing because it looks like she really will be moving. It is terrifying but it is kind of exciting at the same time, like she is about to go on a fantastic new adventure.
Her mom and dad have been busy all day helping the movers pack everything into the enormous van, when she hears the big truck finally close the door and drive away. Faith runs outside and sees it pulling away down the street.... Find out what happens next in this Christian mystery for kids ages 8-13 by Katherine Kendall.
Each chapter contains discussion questions and a verse from the Bible. Have a weekly book club to go over the questions together with friends. Read a chapter each week. Or, read it out loud together as a family. There is no right or wrong answer to the questions, just time to spend together sharing the Word.
I love writing about encounters with God in every day circumstances. He is always nearby even if we can't see or feel him, but on those special occasions when we do, there is nothing more life changing. I hope you enjoy this book.
on July 31, 2012 :
its a great book, well written, with a good message...Kathy Kendall's gift in writting chrisitian novles is that she answers, through her characters relationship and faith in God, tough questions of faith and life. Whenever I read her novels I find my own doubts, fears, and questions revealed and tackled with love, spirituality, and faith. If you have a child who is asking questions, this is a great book that will open up the door to deeper relationship with his or her Creator.
Not to mention the plot is fun, fast, and involves twists and great characters.