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The Serpent Slayer by Champ Thornton


Friday, June 9, 2023 -

"Welcome, Traveler. You are on the Serpent Quest!" Fleeing a neighborhood bully, Emmet and Nomi are pulled into an ancient quest, and now they must escape far more powerful enemies. Join them as they unlock secret riddles and follow the path of the Serpent Slayer.

One day on the way home, brother and sister Emmet and Nomi try to escape the neighborhood bully, but in the process end up coming across an ancient artifact that leads them on an adventure of a lifetime. On their quest to unlock secret riddles and follow the path of the Serpent Slayer, they will face for more powerful enemies.

The Serpent Slayer and the Scroll of Riddles is a time travel adventure with a twist — middle school students will discover theological themes as they travel through God's Word. By placing the characters into Bible events, Champ Thornton and Andrew Naselli show the Bible is far from being a boring book full of instructions. Readers will discover life-changing truths they'll never forget.

"I want the Bible to come alive to younger readers because the Bible tells the most stunning story—of true love, a fearsome enemy, and a costly rescue! And in The Serpent Slayer and the Scroll of Riddles the heroes meet these amazing realities face-to-face as they go adventuring through the Bible," Thornton shares.

Champ Thornton (PhD) and his wife, Robben, live in Newark, Delaware, have been married since 1996, and enjoy being parents to three energetic teenage children. He is an Acquisitions Editor at Crossway and is the author of numbers of books for kids and families, including The Radical Book for Kids, Why Do We Say Good Night?, Wonders of His Love: Family Advent Devotional, and Pass It On: A Proverbs Journal for the Next Generation. He also hosts "In the Word, On the Go," a ten-minute podcast for families.

Learn more about his books at ChampThornton.com

He can also be found on Twitter (@champthornton) and Instagram (@thorntonchamp).

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