Small town science teacher Keith Bradley climbs into a red Tesla with English teacher Talia Ramin for the field trip of a lifetime. At stake is a missing copy of the Scriptures on gold tablets. At risk is the trust of an ancient order sworn to keep the tablets safe.Talia's archaeologist aunt and uncle may have lost their last clue to artifact thieves. A government ultimatuSmall town science teacher Keith Bradley climbs into a red Tesla with English teacher Talia Ramin for the field trip of a lifetime. At stake is a missing copy of the Scriptures on gold tablets. At risk is the trust of an ancient order sworn to keep the tablets safe.Talia's archaeologist aunt and uncle may have lost their last clue to artifact thieves. A government ultimatum might undo every lesson they have taught their students about keeping the Word safe.from Chapter Eighteen – “Are You So Selfish?”“What?” Keith jumped up. “What are you saying? We’re supposed to take the kids’ Bibles away from them? Their prayer journals? Their memory cards?”“There’s no need to be defensive.” Doctor Williams glared up at him. “Please be seated. You will only be borrowing them, to get them scanned. And we want materials from everyone in the community. Parents, grandparents, ministers – Anyone who studies the Bible. Don’t you see? This will become a resource people all over the world can use, for all time. Mr. Bradley, your prayers, your thoughts, your study of the Bible could teach someone in Thailand, Mali, Alaska – someone in a spaceship traveling to Mars – these insights will become eternal.”“But it’s voluntary, right?” Talia asked. “People don’t have to give us their Bibles, do they?”“This program fails if it doesn’t accomplish the critical goal of gathering all the possible data,” Doctor Williams insisted.“What exactly do you mean by ‘this program fails’?” Keith’s dad demanded.“It doesn’t fulfill the requirements,” Doctor Williams said. “It doesn’t qualify for the grants.”“You mean we lose everything we’ve gotten from implementing the Bible as Literature program?” Principal Bradley choked.“Really, there’s nothing scary or unreasonable being asked for here. Are your Bible studies secret? Why does the idea of sharing them with the world disturb you? Are you that selfish?”...
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Oh I like it! I like it! When I downloaded it as a freebie I thought it might be a suspense novel slash fantasy fiction. Instead it is much much better. Keith Bradley and Talia Ramin are co-teachers in a high school teaching a Bible as Literature course. A course like that sounds amazing and was jealous that I haven't had the opportunity to take a course like that. Suddenly Talia was called to Greece for a family emergency in which her uncle and aunt were involved in searching for Bible artifacts. What I liked best about this book was the use of the scriptures and how students gave their hearts to the Lord as a result of this Bible course. I am eager to read the rest of the books in the series.
Come to Bradley Central School where you will meet Keith Bradley, 9th grade science teacher, his father Joshua who is the principal and Talia Ramin the new 10th grade English Literature teacher.Written for upper middle school/high school/young adults this book, based on Christian principles, will draw you in from the get go as Ms Ramin drives in on the first day in her red Tesla and mistakes Keith for a student! Talia is going to also be teaching 'The Bible as Literature' as an English elective for upper level students which includes an oversees trip later in the year. This course is a voluntary program approved by the government. The government is giving grants for uploaded reports. With new parents in the area complaining about certain conditions in the school, wanting unisex bathrooms, updated cafeteria menus etc the school is in desperate need of the money BUT is there a catch?Why is there a reporter at the first assembly? Keith gets quite the shock when Talia announces that she is going to be team teaching the elective class with him! When did his dad arrange that?! Talia informs Keith that on the trip they are going to find the golden testaments. Both of them are pleased when two kids give their hearts to the Lord after the first lesson. Due to the lateness the two kids miss their bus home so Talia and Keith give them a lift. Who is driving the black Sprinter that keeps trying to run them off the road? Invited back to dinner, Talia gets to meet Keith's disabled sister, Joana.Talia's aunt and uncle, Aunt Sophie and Uncle Naddy aka the Doctors Ramin, are archaeologists. When Talia receives a mysterious call from her Aunt Sophie saying that Uncle Naddy has been injured, she has to leave immediately for Naxos, Greece. Guardians of the Testaments want the Testaments to remain safe until the Time of Great Thirst. They are very against Uncle Naddy and his team locating them. Who is Dr. Ewing? How does she know so much about Talia and her family? Keith is more upset than he cares to admit over Talia's sudden 'disappearance'.I just LOVE how Keith and Talia interact/square off against the trouble making parents. It only that could be for real! There is a little bit of a disconnect between some of the characters, not properly introduced to the reader. HOWEVER this is still a book worth reading and one that will be staying in our family library. The writing is clean and you can let your child read this without having to be concerned over the content! There is a lot of history incorporated and kids will be gripped. Please note that this is the first in a trilogy and as such, this book does not have an ending. You will have to read the rest to find out what happens.I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks, Liz
Mary C. Findley is/was a new author to me. After reading her first book in this series, I have now added her to my must follow list! The Great Thirst is the first in a series; it is a little mystery, a little humor and a little romance all the things that are sure to entertain vast readers! I am going to have a hard time waiting for the next book in this series!
This was a good clean book. A biblical science fiction but not overwhelming. There was only one scene that was really science fiction like.
This is the first in a serial series of books on an archeological mystery. It shows faithful but misguided Christians in a public school setting. One of the teacher's aunt and uncle are archeologists. Things get interesting on the dig when some artifacts are stolen. Are they taken to make someone money, to destroy them or protect them? The teachers are allowed to teach the Bible as literature , therefore getting grant money to fix up the school but at what price? Is this a ploy to confiscate Bibles? The answers are not given in the first book, so this one sets up the rest of the series. It is well written and has a clear Salvation message throughout. It is clearly a bit of fantasy when it comes to the artifacts. These people do seem a little too trusting and naive. I love the Bradley family, Joshua, the Principal, Keith, the Science teacher, Grandma , and especially Joana, the daughter who is in a wheelchair. The new teacher , Talia, seems to fit right in to the school, community and the Bradley family. Interesting enough to want to read the next books in the series.