A Time-Traveling Adventure Series Helping Kids Discover the Bible 

 

Join Peter, Mary, and their dog Hank as they discover ancient scrolls and travel  back in time to stories in the Bible. They find a world filled with wonder, adventure, and danger. They must search for clues to solve the secret of the scrolls ... or they will be stuck there forever.

The series contains a rich cast of supporting characters, including Great-Uncle Solomon, the eccentric archaeologist who discovered the scrolls, and the angel Michael, who guides the children on their quests. 

Perfect for emerging readers ages 6 - 9, homeschooling families, and lovers of adventure, The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls brings beloved Bible stories to adventurous life.

 

The Books

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The Beginning

In the first title in the series, The Beginning,Peter, Mary, and Hank stumble across ancient scrolls and find themselves witnessing the creation of the world. Can they decode the scroll’s message before they get trapped in history forever? Children will root for the trio as they ride rhinos, meet the angel Michael, and talk to a certain snake in the Garden of Eden. 

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Race to the Ark

In Race to the Ark, Peter, Mary, and their faithful dog, Hank, travel back to the time of Noah. With only seven days to solve the riddle of the scroll and escape the impending flood, the trio must race to help Noah and his family finish the ark. Along the way, Peter and Mary evade a group of young troublemakers and come face-to-face with a mysterious man known as the Dark Ruler. 

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The Author

M. J. Thomas

M. J. Thomas grew up in Florida playing sports and riding his bike to the library and an arcade named the Cosmic Cowboy. He graduated from Liberty University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies.

When his son Peter was nine years old, Mike went searching for books that would teach Peter about the Bible in a fun, imaginative way. Finding none, he decided to write his own series. In The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls, Mike combines biblical accuracy with adventure, imagination, and characters who are dear to his heart. Peter is named for Mike's son Peter; Mary, for his niece; and Hank, for the family dog.

Mike lives in Tennessee with his wife, Lori; two sons, Payton and Peter; and their dog, Hank.

What People Are Saying

Here’s what kids are saying about The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls:

“Your books are so exciting! They help me learn what happened in the Bible.” Jonah S. 

“I learned that God always has your back and we can count on Him.” Madison M.

“I would love to read more!” Gracie Y.

“I learned that God will always be there for you and I also learned that the Bible is a fantastic book!” Grant S.

“I learned that God will handle all of your needs but not always in the way you think.” Anderson R.

“God and the Bible are amazing.” Thomas S.


Here’s what parents and teachers of saying:

“The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls was a perfect read for my students. They laughed, gasped, and felt the suspense as if they themselves were written right into the pages of the book. A must read for every child!”
Johannha Mackin, 3rd grade teacher and mother

“This book is a must read! It became the talk of our class from the very first page. Not only was it fun and exciting, but it led us through the Biblical events in a way we had never experienced before. I am in agreement with my students … we want more!”
Katie Horn, 2nd grade teacher

“As a language arts teacher, I am constantly on the search for books that will capture the interest of my students and create in them a hunger for being life-long readers. This can be a challenge. My students, however, did not want this book to end! This is must read for any child who enjoys adventure, mystery, and friendship!”
Heather McMurry, Language Arts teacher and mother

“My 8-year-old loves this series and keeps asking me when the next book is coming out. As a dad, I’m grateful for Mike’s ability to draw kids into the stories of the Bible in a fresh way.”
Josh Harris, bestselling author and father