Tennis Shoes Adventure Series, Vol. 1: Tennis Shoes among the Nephites

by Chris Heimerdinger

Tennis Shoes Adventure Series, Vol. 1: Tennis Shoes among the Nephites

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Jim Hawkins has a bad attitude. What's more, he enjoys having a bad attitude about everything — especially about church.

Garth Plimpton is a fanatic. He's spent so much time studying the scriptures and thick books on archeology that he can't carry on a normal conversation with other kids. That's why they consider him a nerd.

Through an unusual chain of events, these two opposites become fast friends. It all began when Garth told Jim a simple truth:

“They really existed, you know.”

“Who?” Jim asked.

“Nephites,” Garth replied. “Every character in the Book of Mormon ate, slept, died, was buried . . .”

That statement, taken for granted before, would soon echo deeply in the two boys' minds — because they were on the trail of a chilling secret. At the root of this secret was a faded Indian legend that old men told children to make their eyes grow big. As Garth and Jim put the pieces of the puzzle together, they accidentally stumble upon a mysterious passageway hurling them into another world — an ancient American world.

Join Jim, Garth, and Jim's pesky little sister, Jennifer, as they journey in a land where the names Helaman, Teancum, and Captain Moroni are more than just words on a page. A world where danger and suspense are a way of life. . .

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One of those can't-put-down books!!!!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is my favorite series ever!! Don't read them all at once really fast though. That's what I did and I got sick of them. I took a big break then read like the next 4 books in 2 weeks. You can't put them down. I am pre-ordering the next one and waiting for it to come out. This book and series is a definate must read for all LDS youth!!!!!!!

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Wow I love this book it is so good it shows you what it must have been like back then this book is so amazing i have fallen in love with this series. each time that we go to an LDS book store we always get one we have even had to borrow it from a friend because my I wanted to read it i was so happy the day my mom borrowed the books!

makes a movie
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

make a movie make a movie make a movie please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

About the Author

Chris Heimerdinger

CHRIS HEIMERDINGER 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. 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.

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