Tennis Shoes Adventure Series, Vol. 5: The Sacred Quest (Paperback)
(Formerly Tennis Shoes and the Seven Churches)
An undying love inspires an impossible journey into a world on the brink of apostasy. . .
The explosive saga that began with Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites, Gadiantons and the Silver Sword, and The Feathered Serpent Parts One and Two kicks into high gear once again in this fifth volume of the ongoing adventures of the Hawkins family.
Join fifteen-year-old Harry Hawkins as he takes the baton from his father, Jim, and embarks upon a perilous quest to grant what may be his sister's last wish and reunite her with the love of her life. In the process, he discovers secrets about the mysterious caverns of Frost Cave that his father never dreamed of — secrets that plunge him into a world he never expected. A world in rebellion against the oppressors of Rome and against the pure and undefiled doctrines of Christ and His newborn Church — the dangerous and reeling world of Jerusalem and the New Testament in the first century A.D.
- Audio Length: 6 Hours
- Book on CD: Abridged
About the Author
CHRIS HEIMERDINER is the writer/director of the movie “Passage to Zarahemla” and the songwriter/producer of the album “Whispered Visions”. However, he is the best known as the author of the popular Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites Adventure series as well as “Passage to Zarahemla.” Chris has imagined a tale that bridges modern times with the world of The Book of Mormon. He has published a novel sequel to “Passage” entitled “Escape From Zarahemla” which ties together the “Zarahemla” world with the “Tennis Shoes” world in a unique and fascinating way. He has also recently published Muckwhip’s Guide to Capturing the Latter-day Soul—a modern satire featuring a fictional devil named Muckwhip striving to “bring down” one specific member of the LDS faith. Next Chris will publish another (the 12th) book in the Tennis Shoes series entitled “Thorns of Glory.” Chris is the father of five children and five step children. His second oldest son, Ammon, is currently serving a mission in Columbia, South America. The joys of Chris’s life are his children and his eternal companion, Emily.
by Nanette - reviewed on September 23, 2008
What more can I say. If you have not read these books, read them.
This book is worth it
by Chris - reviewed on August 26, 2007
This is a great book. I would rather not give away parts of the book, so I will just admit that I got teary eyed at many points. It is a continuation of the adventures that Jim Hawkins had in the previous books but his son is having them now. He really keeps you interested. I can really imagine the places he describes and love the way he uses so many characters. The characters are very believable. Some of the arguments were belabored and the hero reacts far too slowly. I realize he is 15 years old, but if he is going to be as brave as he is he would also be a tad insightful.