Helping Children Discover the Most Valuable Treasure of All
Marty Machowski’s latest storybook leads families in an innovative Bible study
With his latest release, best-selling children’s book author Marty Machowskihelps families grow in knowing and loving God through reading the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts together. The Treasure: Ancient Story Ever New of Jesus and His Church (New Growth Press/October 2, 2023) takes young readers on an exciting biblical voyage to discover the treasure of God’s love revealed in Luke’s letters to Theophilus. While these New Testament books are often thought of as two separate books telling different stories, they are really two halves of one greater story recorded by Luke. Through Luke’s retelling of Jesus’s work on earth and the Spirit’s work in growing the church, we see the Father’s love on full display.
In the tradition of his well-loved bestsellers The Ology and WonderFull, Machowski weaves a study of the Bible with a fictional story. The Treasure follows the adventures of Mira and Theos who discover a sea captain’s personal journal which offers clues to a hidden treasure. They can only solve the riddle of the treasure by studying two ancient scrolls, the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Young readers will journey with the siblings as they solve their puzzle and discover the captain’s treasure—Christ!
“To help children learn how to understand the truths of Luke and Acts, The Treasure follows the story of a family who is also reading through Luke’s narrative. As you journey with Theos, Mira, and Lydia, encourage your children to make personal connections in their own lives,” Machowski encourages.
The Treasure is designed to be read alongside the Bible as a family, developing a time for regular family devotions and encouraging families to study the Bible together. The text is written for elementary school ages, but the vivid, full-color illustrations by Flavia Sorrentino will help the youngest members of the family to follow along. Also included at the end of the book is a Bible study for older children that connects Luke and Acts with the Old Testament.
Focus on the Family President Jim Daly writes, “In The Treasure, Marty Machowski takes his young readers on an engaging guided tour through the books of Luke and Acts. As children read the scriptural text, followed by Marty’s insightful teachings and reflections on each passage, they will become more deeply acquainted with their Savior, his mission, and his love for mankind.”
- The Treasure: Ancient Story Ever New of Jesus and His Church
- By Marty Machowski
- Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino
- ISBN 978-1-64507-316-1
- October 2, 2023 / Retail Price $29.99
- Religion / Christian Education / Children & Youth
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for thirty years. Machowski leads Promise Kingdom, the gospel-centered children’s ministry of Covenant Fellowship. He is also the Executive Editor for Children’s Resources at New Growth Press. He is the author of a number of family devotionals, Sunday School curriculums (including the Gospel Story Curriculum), children’s books, and parenting titles. His latest releases include The Light Before Christmas, The Treasure, and Angels on Your Side. Machowski and his wife, Lois, have six children and several grandchildren. They reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Learn more at www.martymachowski.com. He can also be found on Instagram (@martymachowski) and Twitter (@MartyMachowski).
About the Illustrator: 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!
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