Thursday Book Review – The Truth Chronicles The Ark

A review of the final book in the six book set The Truth Chronicles. What an excellent adventure these books have been!

This is the final review of this book series, friends, and as with most book series, it’s sad to see the last page! The Truth Chronicles is a creationist, Bible centered, young adult book series revolving around four teens that travel through time. If you haven’t caught my previous previews I’ll link them in at the bottom.

Written by Answers in Genesis’ Tim Chaffee and Joe Westbrook, this final installment is more jam packed with adventure than all the other books. As with the other books, we follow these teens as they come to Christ and grow in their faith. As this is the last book it’s only fitting that the last of the four friends bows her knee to Christ. The Ark is more adventure than evangelical or apologetical than the previous books. As a matter of fact, this was my least favorite of the six book series. Before I tell you why, I have to repeat that I absolutely adore these books and highly recommend them to every youth group.

That being said, the last book fell flat in a couple areas. Actually, all throughout the books I felt like the Gospel message was not strong enough. It’s there in a way that I feel young people can form questions to ask their parents, or even create an atmosphere of salvific conversations. There’s just not enough emphasis on our sinful natures, or clear explanations of repentance and faith. My second issue is the ending of the book, and this is purely surface level, personal opinions from yours truly, there was no evident end of the story line. There’s a grand adventure, but no closure with the characters or the plot.

Even with those issues, I still feel like this is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the best book series for teens and preteens, or mature pre preteens like our little Kayleigh. In each book various different attack’s against Gods Word are addressed, there’s prayer and study, and the love for the brethren displayed. The storyline is phenomenally original, and there was no ‘yikes’ moment of Scriptural deviation that I saw. If you lead a youth group, are an elder in your church, or have kiddos yourself, get these book in the hands of a young person. You can find the paperback here, and the full series here. Also, in case you missed them, here is a list of previous reviews; Book One, Book Two, Book Three, Book Four, and Book Five. If you have a book you’d like me to review please feel free to list it in the comments. As always, my dear and beloved brethren, 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!

12 thoughts on “Thursday Book Review – The Truth Chronicles The Ark”

      1. Thanks, sister! I’ve been blessed tremendously already and it’s only 14 hours into the weekend! I hope your weekend is equally blessed by the Lord!

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  1. Inhereford,
    Thank you so much for the many kind words and overwhelmingly positive reviews of the Truth Chronicles series, as well as your positive review of my latest book, Fallen: The Sons of God and the Nephilim.
    I think you and your daughter will be happy to learn that it won’t be my latest book for much longer. I am currently working on the last three books in the Truth Chronicles series. That’s right, Jax and his friends will be back for another adventure. The rough draft for book 7 is completed and I’m working on book 8 now. I hope to have all three available by next spring, with book 7 possibly being ready around the new year. You can expect more adventure, apologetics, gospel, history, fun, science, inventions, illustrations, etc. as Jax, Izzy, JT, and Micky enter their final science fair and finish their senior year at Silicon Valley Prep. Your comments above are very helpful to make sure that I don’t overlook details while presenting the gospel and the truth of God’s Word. Thank you!
    I’ve wanted to return to this series ever since book 6 was written, but a little something called the Ark Encounter kept me busy on other projects, including the Remnant Trilogy. This historical fiction series is about Noah and serves as the AE’s backstory for Noah and his family. Due to the setting of Noah’s world, this series is written for an older audience – high school on up.
    Anyway, I’m having a lot of fun hanging out with Jax and his friends again, and I’m looking forward sharing their latest adventure in the near future.
    Thanks again and God bless!

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    1. Hello Mr. Chaffey! Thank you so much for letting me know about the continuation of this book series and also about The Remnant Trilogy. I stream a live event on Friday’s over on YouTube and my social media accounts, so I’ll be sure to let my listeners/viewers know that they can be looking forward to three more installments of this series! Kayliegh and I jumped for joy when I read this to her, we’re both very excited. It’s challenging to find Biblically sound adventures for her to read, so she’s reread Truth Chronicles several times.
      Fallen was my first exposure to the academic/theological views of the Nephilim, and I am so thankful that you handled all perspectives so gracefully.
      Also, non book related, I’m a huge fan of Answers News and really appreciate when you get the chance to fill in! My family and I are all hoping to visit The Ark Encounter as well as the Creation Musuem soom, and we’re all very thankful for the work y’all are doing over there!
      God bless you, brother!

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      1. Aw, thanks for the kind words about Answers News. I appreciate the opportunities to take part in it and I try to have fun with it. Please let me know if/when you plan to visit the Ark and museum.
        I’m glad to hear that she’s really excited for the next three books. I’ll do my best not to disappoint her. 🙂

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  2. Just following up to let you know that book 7 is now available, book 8 will be ready in a few days, and book 9 should be a week or two away. Feel free to contact me if you and your daughter would like an electronic copy of each to review. Thanks again for the previous reviews.

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    1. Oh wow, that’s so exciting! And very generous! My daughter and I would be absolutely thrilled. Although, she did just remind me not to fan girl, so I’ll try to hold in our collective excitement and be “cool” as she suggested 😅. I do a live event every Friday on my YouTube channel where I recommend books and the likes. I’ll be sure to share about the release and upcoming releases!

      What would be the best means of contact?

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      1. Haha. The fan girl comment is funny. You can tell her that you came across very cool. 🙂
        As for my contact…you should be able to use the email address that I enter below to leave a comment. I’d rather not make it public by putting it in this comment. If for some reason it isn’t showing up, you can head over to my website https://risenmin.com then scroll to the bottom and send a message to me there.

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