Danger on the Hill   -     By: Catherine Mackenzie
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Danger on the Hill

Christian Focus Publications / 2002 / Paperback

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Read the true story of Margaret, Agnes, and Thomas Wilson---siblings on the run from the king's soldiers, running for their lives because they were Covenanters during Scotland's "Killing Years" who believed that Jesus Christ was the head of the church. Suspense-filled and inspiring, this vivid martyrs' tale includes discussion starters, Bible studies, and a timeline of the 1600s. For ages 12 and up. 155 pages, softcover from Christian Focus.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Christian Focus Publications
Dimensions: 7 X 4.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1857927842
ISBN-13: 9781857927849
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 12-16
Series: Torchbearers

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Publisher's Description

Margaret, Agnes and Thomas are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in but it means that they are forced to leave their home and their parents for a life of hiding on the hills. If you were a covenanter in the 1600's you were the enemy of the King and the authorities. But all you really wanted to do was worship God in the way he told you to in the Bible. Margaret wants to give Jesus Christ the most important place in her life, and this conviction might cost her life. THERE IS DANGER ON THE HILL FOR MARGARET. THERE IS DANGER EVERYWHERE IF YOU ARE A COVENANTER.

Author Bio

Catherine Mackenzie has written several biographies for young teens in the Trailblazers series as well as other titles for younger children. She lives in Scotland and has several nieces and nephews - a perfect practice audience!

Editorial Reviews

I think I can honestly say that I wrote Danger on the Hill in the space of about ten or twelve days in total. I spent a day at the National Library in Edinburgh and then it just happened. Not much is known about the Wilson children and after Margaret's death the other two just disappear off the pages of history - but this story needed to be told. And those facts that we do know can't fail to touch our hearts. I found my own background of Psalm singing essential to understanding this young girl and her history. I've used that extensively throughout the book to give that necessary authenticity to the struggle of the Covenanter church of the 1600's.

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