Thursday, March 24, 2011

Amon's Adventure - A Family Story for Easter

Amon's Adventure - A Family Story for Easter

(from the author's website) It's thirty years later and Jotham now has a son of his own. The smartest boy in Jerusalem, and inventor of many strange and wonderful machines, Amon has just turned thirteen -- the age a Jewish boy officially becomes a man. But is he ready for that responsibility?

Amon is torn between playing childhood games with his friends, and visiting the temple court, where only Jewish men are allowed. His life is further complicated when he must host Tamar, the daughter of his father's friend, in Jerusalem for the Passover. But Amon's life is completely ripped apart when his father is falsely accused of a terrible crime and sentenced to death. Amon thinks that only the cleverness of his mind can save his father. In the end, he must admit that he is powerless without God.

We found these books in 2000.  Tabitha's Travels, Jotham's Journey & Bartholomew's Passage.  We rotate them during Advent each year.  Now after Tabitha and Jotham have grown up they marry and their oldest son is Amon.  The character in the latest story for Easter, Amon's Adventure.  At the time of Jesus trial and death Amon's father, Jotham has been accused of stealing from the Temple. 

Joel 2:13
Rend your hearts and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.

Chapter 10 reflection after the story~
The they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"  Jesus answered,"The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."  John 6:28-29

Amon is nervous, having to do something he has never done before, especially a spiritual thing, in front of other people.  You and I would probably feel the same way.
But that seems to be the way God works.  He doesn't ask if we want to do a thing, or if we think we can, he just asks us to believe in Jesus and step out in faith.  He'll take care of the rest.
Are you ready to do what you must in order to do the work God requires?

Amazon has all his books and you can even look through them there.

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