The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Three: The Great Escape: A Review

I’m always looking for quality fiction to read to my girls.  Last year, we had the opportunity to review the first two books in The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series–The Beginning and Race to the Ark.  We loved them both.

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Recently, we just had the chance to review the next book in the series, Book Three: The Great Escape, and we loved this one just as much.  We can’t wait for the next book in the series!

About The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls

Written by M.J. Thomas, who has a bachelor’s degree in Bible studies, these books are written for kids ages 6 to 9 and teach about the stories of the Bible in a fun and adventurous way.  Peter and Mary are brother and sister, who, along with their faithful dog, Hank, stay with their great-Uncle Solomon for a month while their parents are travelling.  Great Uncle Solomon has scrolls that lead to traveling through time.  Peter and Mary travel via the scrolls to the Garden of Eden in the first book and Noah’s Ark in the second book.  In this book, they travel to Egypt during the time of the plagues.

In order to return home after each trip, Peter and Mary must solve a phrase.  If they can’t solve the phrase, they can’t go home.  Luckily, when they get into a tight spot, the Archangel Peter comes to help them out.

Our Thoughts on The Great Escape

The girls loved the third installment of the series, The Great Escape.  I had intended to read a chapter a day, but several days a chapter ended in suspense and the girls begged me to read the next chapter, which I did.  I enjoy that these stories put the reader right into the center of a Bible story.  We’ve all heard the story of the plagues, but it’s quite another thought to feel like you’re right in the time with the Egyptians and seeing how the plagues affect them.  Peter is especially nervous when the plague that causes the death of the oldest son comes–he’s the oldest son!

If you’re Christian, I highly recommend these books not only as a fun book to read, but also as a way to teach your children important Bible stories in an engaging way.

Note: I received this book for free from Worthy Kids/Ideals in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Shannon Alexander says:

    Well I love the books of Ruth and Esther so it would be neat to see them in a story.

  2. JAMES LYNAM says:

    Cain kills Able will make a great story.

  3. Would love to add this to my grandkids home library. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Fredrick Pauly says:

    Daniel in the Lion’s Den

  5. Yalanda Woods says:

    I think it would be awesome to include the book of Genesis. Our children are taught the scientific version which is different from the Bible.

  6. Laura Schrillo says:

    maybe Daniel in the lions den

  7. The story of the Good Samaritan would be interesting.

  8. i would love a story about david and goliath

  9. I really don’t know any bible stories.i would say that any story from the bible would be great since its from the bible

  10. Antoinette M says:

    David & Goliath.

  11. dawnpeluso says:

    10 commandments would be good

  12. My daughter would love to win this. We would love to see Daniel in the Lion’s Den in the next book.

  13. Felicia Mollohan says:

    Well, looking as these are going in order of the Bible, maybe Book 4 should be about the Israelites wandering in the desert. It could also include Joshua and the city of Jericho.

  14. Esther 🙂 ty

  15. A story about David.

  16. I follow on Instagram (lighthousechristiannc02)

  17. David & Goliath 🙂

  18. Rachelle Anderson says:

    Jonah would be a neat idea for the next book

  19. Rachelle Anderson says:

    I follow on Instagram @chelle493

  20. wen budro says:

    Noah and the ark or Cain and Abel would be interesting stories to do. This book sounds wonderful.

  21. Shadrach, Meshack & Abednego would be good.

  22. Shakeia Rieux says:

    Noah’s Ark would be a good one

  23. Shakeia Rieux says:

    Following on Instagram @bbybrwneyez34

  24. I would love the David and Goliath story.

  25. LeAnn Harbert says:

    Jonah and the whale would be a fun book.

  26. LeAnn Harbert says:

    I follow on Instagram momlh63

  27. ilike the one with golia and david he was a young kid

  28. kelly woods says:

    Daniel in the Lion’s Den or Me-shack, Shad-rack and Abendogoat- I know spelling is probaly way pff- thank you

  29. The story of Noah.

  30. My daughter would like to see Esther in book 4.

  31. Hesper Fry says:

    I think David and Goliath would be a good one.

  32. Hesper Fry says:

    I follow on Instagram – @eveningstarr1.

  33. hunter delisi says:

    parting the red sea

  34. Donna Clifford says:

    Noah and the Ark

  35. Vikki Billings says:

    I think Daniel and The lion would be great!

  36. Vikki Billings says:

    I am an instagram follower (vikki5613)

  37. Philip Lawrence says:

    The story of Jonah and the Whale.

  38. Eileen Boyce says:

    I would like to hear about the women of the Bible.

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