Epic Order of 7
Bring biblical history to life! The titular "Epic Order of the Seven" is an eccentric group of anthropomorphic animals who travel through time to witness and set in motion key biblical events. Max is the leader of the group-a fiery, courageous Scottish Terrier ready for anything. Liz is a brilliant French cat who enjoys all subjects academic and Biblical. Al, a simple Irish country cat, is compassionate and adores food but is terrified of everything else. Kate is a charming, compassionate West Highland Terrier with as much spirit as Max. Nigel-refined as all good English mice should be-has a penchant for both history and the arts. Directing the team from the Great Beyond are Gillamon, a wise Swiss mountain goat, and Clarie, a lovely, brave lamb from Judea.
Each book in the series follows their amazing adventures as they travel through history, meeting noteworthy Christian figures throughout. Their incredible journeys take them from before the Great Flood, to before the coming of Jesus, where they prepare for His birth, to the 1700's, where the team must help George Handel compose Messiah, and everywhere in-between. While it may seem difficult to imagine a team of animals helping these events come to pass, the author never upsets the balance between sacred history and an exciting journey. Wit, humor, adventure, compassion, love, and an excellent representation of biblical events pervade every book in the series.
But these books are much more than Christian history with an added layer of entertainment-each story contains a well-constructed plot, beautifully weaving biblical scripture and events with memorable characters both historical and fictional. While the Bible and Christian events are the centerpiece of the series, much of the fun and excitement comes from how the group interacts with each other, their joy and sorrow as they witness and affect various biblical events, and their unique, humorous commentary. The participation of a group of fun-loving animals also helps young readers to put the Bible in context as they see events unfold in a cohesive, linear story.But don't let the concept fool you-these books are chock full of intelligence, wit, and clever insights for the whole family!