Have you been searching for great christian fiction for your older kids (or you)? Books that don't use magic to entice it's reader, or superhero's for your children to idol? Or uses the young earth world-view (that's right, NO evolution). Look no further...except to the author when you come to the end of the story & are at the edge of your seat for more :)

About The Peleg Chronicles: Matthew Christian Harding has written (so far) the first two books ofThe Peleg Chronicles
.  These stories take place during the time period of Peleg, hence the title. We received the first book, The Foundlings as members of the TOS Crew. I'd like to insert some Bible history here. Mr. Harding provides a well detailed time-line also on his website, here, but I found myself looking up the history myself, since I haven't studied this particular section of Genesis. I am thankful to Mr. Harding for inspiring me to research this. Whenever we learn more about Bible time history, The Word is only reinforced that much more.

The History: Peleg is a descendent of Shem, Noah's son. Genesis 10 describes the "generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth" (v.1). Shem's son "Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber" (v.24). Peleg was one of the sons of Eber (v.25). Peleg is so named because "for in his days was the earth divided" (v.25). The Tower of Babel division ocurred during Peleg's lifetime. (answersingenesis.org) Peleg is significant in that according to Luke 3:23-38, Jesus was a direct descendant. You can learn more about Peleg and Genesis 10 by going to christnotes.org or  bible.cc or any other resource you may use for biblical commentary.

The Foundlings: This book is wonderful. My daughter read it more than once and asked to get the second. I do not want to give away anything, as I really encourage to you to get it for yourself. So I will put Mr. Harding's description here:

"Foundlings, book one of The Peleg Chronicles
is Historical Fiction that takes place in the
time period of Peleg, soon after the tower of
Babel dispersion. In its pages we meet
dragons, giants, false priests, the death hunt,
an under-city of the Dwarven Brotherhood,
and many memorable characters.

The story begins with Lord McDougal and his
faithful shield-bearer, Fergus Leatherhead,
departing their lands with giants at their
backs, while before them lie in wait denizens of
the bog-land and forest.

Ever ready to protect and serve others, they
gather in tow an assortment of displaced
adventurers and find themselves embroiled in
a mysterious search for the foundlings:
orphaned Thiery with his companion Horatio
the white wolf, and Suzie who has been
deceitfully retained by the thieves Elvodug and
Flemup. "

For more go to the full summary here.
Zoe and Sozo Publishing
What We Thought: I asked my daughter what she liked so much about this book and she said "because there's no blank space. I mean, there's not any space where nothing's happening. There's always something important happening". I have read it and can say the same thing. There is excitement with every sentence. You won't want to put the book down, and when you come to the end...you're going to want more! This book is an attention grabber, and keeper. As soon as my daughter was done reading the first, she asked if we could get the second. That took her only 2 days to complete and now she is anxiously awaiting the next in the series. Mr. Harding has certainly written books that have great potential to become classic pieces of literature. Most importantly, throughout the books, Mr. Harding uses scriptural references and his love for The Lord shines. It's refreshing to read such a wonderful book.

How To Purchase: To purchase, you can go to Zoe & Sozo Publishing's website. The book is $11.95 through them with free shipping. You can purchase elsewhere, too, but if you purchase through Zoe & Sozo, you will receive an autographed book! On Zoe & Sozo's website, you can also purchase the second book in the series, Paladins. This book is as wonderful as the first. Mr. Harding has put together Chronology Chart from Adam to Joseph.

Final Thoughts: I also want to mention, Mr. Harding has an incredible testimony that he has graciously put for all to see on his website. He also has The Gospel on his site., as well as scriptural references to giants & dragons. He is truly allowing God to use him, which is wonderful. Even the name of his publishing company, Zoe and Sozo, is an example of The Lord using him. Zoe means life and Sozo means save, deliver, protect. 

And lastly, I would like to mention, when we ordered the second book, Mr. Harding wrote a brief note to our family along with his autograph. My kids thought this was so neat. I'd like to thank him for that.

For more reviews about this book, you can go to the TOS Crew's website.
And remember: I received this product free as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew with sole purpose to provide an honest review after using the products. For more information on this, please see my disclaimer
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