Thursday, January 3, 2013

Challenge on the Hill of Fire–Imagination Station 10

imageChallenge on the Hill of Fire – The Imagination Station #10
Written by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders
Published at Tyndale

About the book

Kidnapped by Celtic Druids in 433, Patrick and Beth are headed to certain death when followers of a former Irish Slave (Saint Patrick, called Patricius in this book) save them. The cousins find themselves in the midst of a power struggle between Ireland’s King Logaire, Patricius, and the leader of the Druids, Lochru. A spiritual showdown begins on the Hill of Slane when Patricius builds a fire, challenging the King’s authority. Will Patricius prove to the king that the God of the Bible is the true God? Or will the king take sides with the Druids? The Emerald Isle holds many tales and legends, but this story of truth and standing strong for God is not one to be missed.

My Thoughts

I was very happy when I received the latest Imagination Station book because I know that there is quality behind the cover of this title.  Having reviewed the previous nine titles of the series, I know that my kids will be exposed to Christian values and historical events as they never experienced before.   In this particular book, you will follow the cousins Patrick and Beth to Ireland in the time when Saint Patrick was a Bishop in the land.  They will be kidnapped and saved in a miraculous way.  They will learn more about Saint Patrick and how he shared the gospel with the people of authority during that time.  

I think this book is a fabulous read to do with your kids when you are close to Saint-Patrick Day in March.  Not only will they learn a bit more about Saint Patrick but they will also get expose to values that should be instilled in children.   This book is great for read-along or for a child who has become more independent in his reading.  Even though these books are written for kids ages 7-9 in mind, my 11 year old son really love the series as he has learned to enjoy the radio show Adventures in Odyssey.  Reading these books allow him to re-connect with the characters in a different way.   I suspect that he will grab this title and read it in one sitting.  

What I particularly like about The Imagination Station is that the stories found in them are based on historical events as well as contain Christian values and lessons.    Not only do I think these are a great series in itself but there is a fabulous bonus attached to each book in  the series.  At the end of each book, you will find a puzzle for the kids to resolve in order to get a special prize from the website.  Once you find the secret word, you simply go to, click on the words Secret Word for any of the titles you have just read and obtain one episode of the Adventures in Odyssey absolutely FREE!   One episode is all we need when driving to swimming lessons (okay make that two episodes if we come back… though I take the habit to talk about the one we listened on our way to swimming usually.).   

Challenge on the Hill of Fire is available at your favourite bookstore, even and


The book is also available on Kindle.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Tyndale for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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