Mystery of the Missing Jars
In this fourth volume of the Gospel Time Trekkers series, children ages 6-9 are taken on a journey that imaginatively retraces Jesus raising Jairus' daughter, Sarah, from the dead. On this journey, young readers personally encounter Jesus, experiencing what it was like to live in his time and be present for important Scriptural events. Remaining true to Biblical culture and scholarship, this historical fiction book offers a creative presentation of Christian faith and values, making it the perfect addition to your home or school library!
Arriving in Capernaum, the hungry siblings enter a marketplace where they meet a girl carrying a basket. She reveals herself as Sarah, the little girl who Jesus brought back from the dead. After giving them something to eat, she brings them to her father Jairus' workshop where he is in the process of making pottery. Curious about how the clay feels, Caleb touches a drying jug, accidentally breaking off the handle! Wanting to come clean about what happened, Caleb keeps looking for the right time to speak with Jairus. But when he finally has the opportunity to tell him, it is not the jug that Jairus is concerned about but four little jars that had been stolen from his workshop. Although Caleb insists he had nothing to do with the robbery, it seems that it is too late for Jairus to believe him. With this bad timing, Caleb becomes the prime suspect in the mystery of the missing jars.
Who stole the jars? Is it really too late for Caleb to regain Jairus' trust? Read on to discover how "raising a new life" means more than being raised from the dead!
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
Author: Maria Grace Dateno, FSP
Illustrator: Paul Cunningham
Age Range: 6 & up
Length: 80 pages