Somebody is angry, and they’re taking it out on St. Anne’s. Patrick and his twin sister Katie are shocked when they learn that someone threw a brick through the St. Francis of Assisi stained glass window at St. Anne’s. What would make someone angry enough to damage the beautiful old window? And how will the church ever be able to repair it? The twins want to investigate, but before Patrick can learn anything, he’s swept into another adventure—in the year 1205! Patrick’s second Chime Travel journey takes him back to Assisi, where he meets a brave young man who wants to leave his family’s wealth behind so he can answer God’s call in his life. Young Francis invites Patrick to help him repair an old church, but Francis’s father is furious with his son’s decision and will do almost anything to stop him. Can Francis and Patrick follow God’s command to rebuild the church? And will Patrick’s time in Assisi help him solve the mystery of the broken window at St. Anne’s? Book 3 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-4.
About the Author
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. A frequent radio and television contributor and producer, Lisa has appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV, Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio, KNXT TV, and other Catholic media platforms. She travels internationally, giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics.
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The Whisper in the Ruins based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
What a fun series! If you haven’t read the Chime Travelers books yet with your children, you’re in for a treat! Join Katie and Patrick as they travel back in time and befriend saints. Can you guess who each saint is before they put the clues together and solve the mystery themselves? Can you guess what their mission will be before they return home? This series is awesome. It’s like the classic Bailey School Kids series meets the Catholic Faith! Lisa M. Hendey has carefully crafted these little chapter books that your kids will love. The series offers a great mix of charm and whimsy without any references to magic. The result is a fun, wholesome, surprising adventure series that will leave your family wanting to read more! The Whisper in the Ruins is the third book in the Chime Travelers series, but it’s my family’s very first Chime Travelers adventure. My daughter has really enjoyed this book. She is too young to read it on her own, but has looked forward to hearing more of the story “about the broken glass.” This would be the perfect book to read to children in preschool or elementary school. Whether you’re reading this book as a part of your CCD class, homeschool group, children’s book club, or as a bedtime read, you will not be disappointed. Parents and adults will stay engaged, and children will be entertained. They will also learn creative ways in which they can care for others in their community! This book is chock full of Catholic elements that will start some great conversation with your children! You can hardly turn a page without discovering something new to discuss, making this the perfect way to share and pass on the Catholic Faith to little ones! “Mommy, who’s St. Francis? Why are they blessing animals? Why does that kid have a pig at school? Hey, they’re in a Mary Garden! We have a Mary Garden!” These are just some of the comments from children you may hear as you read, providing opportunities for lots of learning! In this book, Patrick travels back in time and (spoiler alert) he meets Saint Francis of Assisi! While he is visiting, Francis hears a special calling from the Lord, and Patrick lends a helping hand. Patrick has a great opportunity to apply the lessons he learns in his chime traveling mission to the events going on back at his school. He is able to return home and help build a greater sense of community among the members of his parish family. In this series, Hendey has pieced together excellent, quality, Catholic children’s literature. The Whisper in the Ruins is no exception. You’ll want to share Patrick’s meaningful chime travels in this book with your own children again & again!
Title: The Whisper in the Ruins - Chime Traveler series 2 Author: Lisa M. Hendey Published: 5-13-2016 Publisher: Franciscan Media / Servant Pages: 128 Genre: Christian Fiction Sub-Genre: Time Travel; Children and Teens; Religious Fiction ISBN: 9781632530363 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 5 Stars . A wonderful series to share with my great nieces and nephews. Since their parents were younger than some of them I have taught them all the joy of sharing literature. One chooses the book for the group according to their age group. I convinced them to read The Whisper in the Ruins and The Mystery at Midnight with me. I myself had only read a few pages of The Whisper in the Ruins to ensure it was something I wanted them to read and was soon glad I did. It appealed to both the boys in the group as well as the girls. There is a touch of adventure, fantasy, and history thrown in for good measure. The kids get a clean story that gives them a lesson in the Christian life and following God's wishes for the direction our live should go and that material and worldly possessions are not the be all of our existence. All four of them enjoyed the story and looked forward to reading The Mystery of Midnight with me. After which their parents and I were able to come up with the rest of the series that is presently available. We all look forward to more becoming available in the future. My rating for The Whisper in the Ruins is 5 out of 5 stars.