Mystery in Bethlehem

Mystery in Bethlehem

by Susanne Blumer, Cole Blumer
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On the first day of summer vacation, twins Chip and Caroline and their new friend Billy visit the old church bell tower and are transported back in time to historic Bethlehem on the night of Jesus's birth. There they explore Bethlehem, meet Mary and Joseph, and experience the Christmas story firsthand.

Will they be able to find their way home or will they be stranded in Bethlehem forever?

The Bell Tower Bible Adventure series brings the Bible's most beloved stories to life through the eyes of three modern-day children. Come along with them as they journey through the best-selling book of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945065262
Publisher: Sutton Avenue Press
Publication date: 10/19/2019
Series: Bell Tower Bible Adventures , #1
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Susanne Blumer is a children's author, poet and bookstore owner. She left her beloved farm to fulfill her dream of owning a bookstore and coffee shop. Sassafras on Sutton is located in historic downtown Black Mountain, North Carolina right across from the red caboose. If you're in the area, stop by and say hey! And just in case you're wondering, owning a bookstore is even better than it sounds!

Susanne is the author of the best-selling Pip! Zip! Hatch! Love! and the Piper Periwinkle™ series. You can contact her at

The Bell Tower Bible Adventures is a series of Christian chapter books she writes with her husband Cole. In this series, the most beloved stories in the Bible are experienced through the eyes of three modern-day children. The first book, Mystery in Bethlehem, takes the children back to Bethlehem where they witness the birth of Jesus. More info can be found at

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ReadersFavorite 9 months ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite It is the first day of the summer vacation and twins Chip and Caroline run to the church playground. Chip is missing their parents but happy to be at Palmetto Island with their grandparents. At the playground, they meet Billy and they spend some time chatting. Billy tells them they can see the whole island if they go up to the bell tower. Once they reach the bell tower, Chip pulls the rope hard and the large bronze bell goes BONG, BONG, BONG. The story takes a new turn after that. Instead of the playground, the children find themselves back in time in Bethlehem. They decide to explore the town and they remember that they had learned about Jesus' birth in Sunday School. They are excited because they are in the Christmas story from the Bible, which is one of the most wonderful stories in the whole world. Let's read on, not only to discover if Billy, Chip, and Caroline make it back to Palmetto Island but also to learn the real story of Christmas. Mystery In Bethlehem by Cole Blumer and Susanne Blumer beautifully captures the essence and story of Christmas in a very unique and interesting way that will pull readers into the story. The black and white sketches are wonderful and bring the characters and the story alive. This book is the best way to tell children the story of Christmas without making them bored, and it can also be used in Bible classes and school classrooms, especially during the Christmas season. It is a good book to give as a Christmas gift for children. I like the author's idea of weaving adventure and a real story together and making it entertaining for children, telling them stories from the Bible in an engaging way.