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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based upon 19 reviews
perfect nuff said!!!!!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Hi my name is Maurie Cox. No its not like mowrie that's just weird. Ok so I'm a seventeen year old girl with a testimony of the LDS church. I've always enjoyed the scriptures, but these books made them REAL. They breathed the life in them I had not seen beforehand. His insights into life, how Satan tempts us, and how the Spirit guides us are spectacular! Not only did I learn from them, and feel the spirit so strongly, but I fell in love with the characters and their suspenseful, romantic, action-packed, nail-biting, tear-jerking, and spiritual stories. If you ever want to have a taste of what it may be like to stand in the savior's presence, read at least until the fourth book. When Christ visits the Nephites. The descriptions take your breathe away. This well-written series is worth the line of ten books. You will NOT be disappointed.

Timeless Classic!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have been reading this series since they first came out and created an account here just so that we could buy them again! Never a dull moment in this series.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved this book! The whole series is great. I'm a 15 year old girl, and these books are one of my favorite series. Anyone and EVERYONE should read these. I'm excited for the 11th one to come out. :)

Best LDS Book Series Ever!!!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is the first book in an amazing series about the Book of Mormon. It is a Historical Fiction, where 3 kids go back in time to Book of Mormon times. They meet Moroni, Helaman, Gid, Lehi, Amalackiah, Ammon, and more! Thanks Chris Heimerdinger! We had a lot of fun reading it as a family.

Great Book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is a real adventure. I loved this book because it is not only fun and thought provoking but is full of testimony of the book of mormon

These books are must haves!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Tennis Shoes is a great way to learn about the standard works-the fictional characters draw you in and the scripture figures come to life. These books will incite conversations that can only lead to learning. This is seriously a must have for any family. The audio books are great too because Chris Heimerdinger reads them himself with a few additional voices and really does the characters justice!

Fun to read
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I read this as a teenager and can't wait for my kids to be old enough to read the series.

Real mind graber
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

A wonderful book for ten years and older.

Tennis shoes are great.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This series is great. Get all of the books!

Awesome Book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Incredible & addicting. Makes you look at the book of Mormon in a completely different way.

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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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