The Treasure – Marty Machowski

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The Treasure: Ancient Story Ever New of Jesus and His Church by Marty Machowski follows Mira and Theos who discover a journal from a sea captain. The journal contains clues to a hidden treasure. The hidden treasure ends up being Christ! They solve the hidden treasure riddle by studying the ancient scrolls of the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts.

Let’s dive more into this book that introduces young children to the basic concepts of the Christian faith!

The treasure by Marty Machowski

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Recommended ages – 8-12 years old

Bundle Price – $24.80 at New Growth Press

Reading Level- Late Elementary/High School

Our Favorite Part – There is an element of a treasure map infused into the storyline. I love this element! On many pages, there are ‘captain notes’ that go into further detail about the section of the Bible that is being highlighted. I love how this makes the book into an ‘adventure’ for the reader!

Where can I buy these books, what are the best ages for these books, and where can I buy them? Let’s dive deeper into those questions.

The Treasure

Marty Machowski is a best-selling author and has brought to life differently the Bible books of Luke and Acts. In his book, The Treasure Mira and Theos discover a sea captain’s personal journal that gives them clues to a treasure through the ancient scrolls of Luke and Acts. At the end of the journal, there is a treasure map with clues to the ultimate treasure – Jesus.

The books of Luke and Acts are typically thought of as two separate books, but they are two halves of the greater story told by Luke. Through the retelling of these timeless stories of Jesus’s work on earth and the Spirit’s work in the church, children will grow in the knowledge and love of God.

The book is ideal for family devotions or as a book for read-aloud times.

More about the Author

The following was taken from the New Growth Press website:

Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of a number of family devotionals, curricula (including the Gospel Story for Kids), children’s books, and parenting titles. His latest releases include Darkest Night Brightest DayThe Light Before Christmas, The Treasure, and Angels on Your Side. He and his wife, Lois, have six children and several grandchildren, and reside in West Chester, PA.

More about the Illustrator

The following was taken from the New Growth Press website:

Flavia Sorrentino lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Rome, where she grew up. She loves her city and the figure of speech, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” which inspires her each day to seek new ways of communication and expression. She has worked hard on her technique which has taken her across the globe, from France to America and beyond!

The Layout

The book closely follows the exact books of the Bible. However, the story is not broken up into the precise chapters of the Bible. instead, it follows the storyline of the books. Each part that chronicles part Luke and Acts is divided into about one page. This makes it ideal for family devotionals or easy for a child to read.

The parts that contain the story of Mira and Theos are longer.

Recommended Ages

As with most books that I review from New Growth Press, the recommended ages are very flexible. Most of their books are very doable for family read-aloud times if that is something you do.

If you are using this book for independent reading, I would recommend it for ages 8-12.

Where to Buy

I highly encourage you to buy these books from New Growth Press as it is a great publishing company that produces gospel-filled books for all ages.

These smaller companies need more of our support than Amazon does! Don’t worry though, there’s no condemnation from me if you choose to buy from Amazon, as I frequently use them too. Just please consider shopping away from it when you can.

I have provided both links for your convenience!

We have so many New Growth Press-published books and we have never been disappointed with the content. Another recent favorite has been the Really Radical Book for Kids by Champ Thorton.

Final Mom Thoughts

The best part of this book is the idea of seeking a treasure with a treasure map. So often we tell our children that Jesus is our ultimate treasure, but having a book that children can touch and feel and read like a treasure map is a…well treasure!

My younger children have explored the contents of this book through its illustrations and have loved it. The content is completely appropriate for family read-aloud time and we eventually will add it to our read-aloud list.

Ultimately, I am super glad that we added this book to our Christian books for kids library, and as always, I’m impressed with Marty Machowski’s writing and New Growth Press’ release.

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