Thursday Book Review – The Truth Chronicles Book I

Beloved, I want to tell you about a book series I’m reading with Kayliegh right now. The Truth Chronicles by AiG’s Tim Chaffey and Joe Westbrook is a six book series. Kayliegh’s always looking for an adventurous book, and this series certainly provides that. We’re on the second book, so I’ll just be reviewing the first book. The Time Machine is the first book in this series, and it deals mainly with one of the youths anger towards God for the death of his father. All the while the teens challenge themselves to invent something amazing for a science fair, where their adventures begin.

This book is apologetically designed, creation centered, with moments of evangelization happening between the four youths. Only one of the four is a Christian, and throughout the book she’s praying for wisdom on how to lead her friends to Christ. There are moments of fearful excitement, a few of which might be too frightening for younger audiences. I read this book to Kayleigh, and skip the moments of puppy love between the characters. If you are, like me, a proponent of courtship as apposed to the unbiblical practice of dating, then there will be some contention with this book series. While no one is currently dating, there’s a lot of youthful talk of it.

All in all this book series has been a great find, truly one of a kind! It has opened up more conversations with Kayleigh about apologetics than any other book she’s read. It’s funny and adventurous enough not to become a cheesy storyline, and any youth you know that’s interested in science is going to adore these books. I would mostly recommend this book for preteens and teens, or youth groups to read together, although a mature child of a slightly younger age is still going to love it. Dear friends, if you have any books you’d like to recommend for me, or Kayliegh, we always love to add more to our lists! You can find this book on Amazon or as a set at the AiG’s site. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

11 thoughts on “Thursday Book Review – The Truth Chronicles Book I”

  1. Sounds like fun, sister (and also instructive)! Great to read how you’re sharing all of this Gospel-focused material with your daughter. As a one-time amateur artist, it’s interesting to me how the Japanese anime style used in this book is now so popular in the West.

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      1. Thanks for asking. Oh, I was just a dabbler, nothing serious, but it was mostly conventional aka classical art, trying to represent an image somewhat accurately on paper and canvas. The popularity of Japanese anime here is a good example of how much smaller the world has become.

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      2. That’s so cool, brother! As soon as I got saved I started wanting to paint Gods creation. It’s hard to find time for anything extra, but when I do I’m also a fan of the classical style. In art class right now Kayliegh is learning about the famous artists and their styles. I’m like a little kid watching over her shoulder! Funny how desires change with salvation, before everything I did was about myself, now anything I draw or paint is to glorify God. What a gift He has given us in the granting of creativity!

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      3. RE: Funny how desires change with salvation, before everything I did was about myself, now anything I draw or paint is to glorify God. What a gift He has given us in the granting of creativity!

        Wonderful observation! Yes, I can now use that gift of creativity by writing about His glory! What a blessing! Unbelieving artists are blindly trying to create/find something that will satisfy their soul and that will resonate with their audience, but it’s all an empty, unfulfilling striving. Hey, thanks! This artistic striving will make a good theme for a future post! 🙂

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      4. I know for certain many, many of us are blessed by that creative writing God has allowed you to do! I look forward to those future posts, brother, God bless you my friend!

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      5. Thanks for your encouragement in the Lord, sister! I am blessed by your creative, thoughtful, and challenging postings. There’s not a lot of “cotton candy” spirituality in your postings and I like that. Thanks and God bless you as well, my friend!

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