Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Secret of the Desert Stone

Author: Frank E. Peretti
My recommended age: 10+
Their recommended age: 9-12
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Number of pages: 160

Publisher’s description:

"Biblical archeologist Dr. Jacob Cooper arrives in Togwana with his children Jay and Lila and one goal-to discover the secret behind the two-mile-high Stone that has mysteriously appeared overnight. Who could have excavated, carved, and transported the colossal Stone? The Coopers' uneasiness soon turns into dread as they are watched and threatened by the country's new government and brutal dictator Id Nkromo.
Follow the Coopers as they race to solve the mystery of the desert stone!"

My thoughts:
 I found this one a little weird...but interesting all at the same time.  Some things that happened in it seem like it could never happen in real life, but at the same time you have to question, "Why couldn't they if God wanted them to like he did here?".  It was interesting, but didn't hold me in such rigid attention like Annie Murphy did.
 Some things seem highly impossible.
 Makes you realize the greatness of God, and how he can do whatever he wants, no matter how odd and impossible it might seem.
Same strong family ties as in Annie Murphy.
Romance and sexual content:
 It looks like the Coopre family might get shot by a firing squad for a bit.
The Togwana president as well as some of his hunch men get killed.
Drugs and drink:
It wasn't as interesting as Annie Murphy, which got a 4, so I give this a:

Is Togwana even a real place?

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