we bought the 10 book series of imagination station and divided them in half for the 2 older grand daughters ages 7 & 9. they were so excited, they wanted to start reading them immediately, i mean right that moment. the even number books were given to the older girl and they agreed to switch as soon as they read their five. Just a neat gift that they will enjoy for a long time, and also the memories it will create.
Take an insightful journey to St. Patrick's Ireland
August 31, 2014
Challenge on the Hill of Fire is the 10th book in the Imagination Station Series. Patrick and Beth go to Whit's End to get a green milkshake for St. Patrick's Day. Whit asks if Patrick is named after St. Patrick and thus begins there latest adventure in the world of St. Patrick. The Druids' religion dominates in Ireland during this time and the Bishop is trying to bring word of The One True God and free the people of Ireland from the Druids tyrannical reign.
This is so far my favorite Imagination Station book. I felt like I really got a lot of the feel of the time period and how the people lived. Patrick and Beth are tested in their faith as well and are tasked with really standing up for what they believe in. There is several instances of dying for what they believe in as a real possibility. A good read.
Challenge on the Hill of Fire was an exciting adventure in which cousins Patrick and Beth traveled to 433 Ireland through the Imagination Station. While in Ireland, the cousins are kidnapped by Druids only to be saved by Saint Patrick's converts. While in the hands of the converts, they see first-hand the struggle of power between the Irish king, the druid leader, and Patritrius (Saint Patrick) when Patritrius challenges the king by building a fire on a hill to show proof to the king that the Bible's God is the Only True God. This was a great book because it not only taught Christian truths, but the history included into the story was pretty accurate.
Challenge on the Hill of Fire takes Beth and Patrick to Ireland where they meet with St Patrick. It was interesting to see through their eyes how Bishop Patricius was able to change many Druids during his time. I enjoyed reading this book to my kids. They enjoyed the adventure as well.
Challenge on the Hill of Fire is another great installment in The Imagination Station series. For those of you who live under a rock (just teasing) The Imagination Station is an invention by Whit from Adventures in Odyessy. It is a time travel machine and in this series it takes Patrick and Beth, cousins, on lots of great adventures throughout history where they learn valuable life lessons about God and themselves. In this adventure they travel back to Ireland and the time of Saint Patrick. They are captured by the Druids but end up escaping and running in to a follower of Bishop Patrick and end up learning all about why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
This book was very interesting to me as I didn't know the history behind St. Patrick's Day. I really enjoyed learning all about it and can't wait to use this book to teach my kids about it as well.