On the Run - eBook  -     By: Bill Myers, James Riordan
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ZonderKidz / 2009 / ePub

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Zach and his sister Piper are on the run, searching for their parents while protecting their little brother Elijah. Although he never speaks, there is something pure and supernatural about the boy that the powers of heaven want to protect and the powers of darkness want to destroy.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: ZonderKidz
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780310866602
ISBN-13: 9780310866602
UPC: 025986866600
Ages: 9-12
Series: Elijah Project

Publisher's Description

In book one, On the Run, Elijah’s supernatural gifts have drawn the attention of dark forces. Separated from their parents, Zach and Piper (with a lot of help from heaven) must protect their little brother.

Author Bio

Bill Myers (www.Billmyers.com) is a bestselling author and award-winning writer/director whose work has won sixty national and international awards. His books and videos have sold eight million copies and include The Seeing, Eli, The Voice, My Life as, Forbidden Doors, and McGee and Me.


Bill Myers’ On the Run, the first in The Elijah Project series, is captivating and will keep its younger readers turning page after page. Zach and Piper realize their younger brother, Elijah, isn’t normal, especially after he performs a miracle. Unfortunately, this miracle puts the three siblings on the run from an evil organization that has captured their parents. On top of that, a strange man seems to show up every time the kids get into trouble. Can they trust this stranger, and even more importantly, can they trust God to protect them?

Zach, Piper, and Elijah learn what Jesus meant when he said in Matthew 28:20 (NIV), “And surely I am with you always….” With the help of two friends, the children begin the journey to the compound where their parents are being held. Will they get there in time, though? Will they be able to save their parents? Meanwhile, Zach and Piper are trying to figure out what makes Elijah special.

Myers does an excellent job of portraying the siblings’ thoughts and making the dialogue seem real and childlike. He also gives each child an individual personality with different strengths and weaknesses, which is sustained throughout the book. Children will easily be able to relate to the characters’ problems and questions about faith and God. Myers integrates Christianity in a way that gives an extra dimension to an already riveting story. He also ends the book at the perfect place for a cliffhanger, making the reader want more.

On the Run is entertaining, and kids ages 8 to 14 will love it! The story is not resolved, and kids will be counting down the days to the release of the next book in the series. It would be the perfect birthday gift for a child or grandchild. I would recommend reading it as a family, since many themes and questions that arise out of the book would be ideal for family discussion. On the Run is the perfect way to spark conversation at the dinner table and help children to grow spiritually. – Caitlin Wilson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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  1. Age: 55-65
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Holds your attention!
    September 6, 2012
    Age: 55-65
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Never figured out where the German mentioned in the beginning of the book fit in the overall story. Other than that one issue, the book is a good read of the story surrounding the staff formed by Moses to break the curse placed on the complaining people in the wilderness by God.
  2. Dallas, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    If you liked A Wrinkle in Time
    December 14, 2010
    Jenny Rose
    Dallas, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    On the Run by Bill Myers

    Sixteen year-old Zach Dawkins and his thirteen year-old sister Piper are on their way to school with their six year-old little brother Elijah when they witness an accident. A little girl chasing after her run away puppy are both hit by a car. While all eyes are on the little girl, little Elijah picks up the puppy, sits on a curb rocking and whispering. Piper realizes Elijah is not with them and sees him on the curb with the puppy. She's not the only one. A TV news van arrives on the scene and captures, to Piper's horror, the lifeless puppy get up. It's happened—again.

    Thus begins an adventure of three kids on the run from an organization that has been tracking Elijah. In the process, they are separated from their parents who are kidnapped by the same organization. The henchmen chasing the kids are comical almost to the point of cartoonish. Throw in a bus ride, crazy inventions and hot-wiring an RV and you have the makings of an exciting adventure.

    This is a hard-to-put-down read. If you enjoyed A Wrinkle in Time, you will love this as well.
  3. Oregon
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 20, 2009
    Jill Williamson
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Zach, Piper, and Elijah are on their way to school when a little girl and her dog are hit by a car. Press arrive on the scene shortly and manage to record six-year-old Elijah perform a miracle. The boy lifted the dead dog into his lap and whispered in its ear and the dog woke up, healthy as could be.When the reporters close in on her brother, Piper knows this isnt a good thing. She grabs him and runs off for the school. But not fast enough. A group of bad guys saw the footage from their hotel room and give chase. Theyve been after this Elijah boy for a while. Now, the Dawkins family is on the run again.This was a fun, short read. I read it to my seven-year-old in an afternoon. As always, Myers creates fun characters with great dialogue. This looks to be a really fun series for younger readers, though for the adult, it reads like a Disney Channel TV show. Good, silly fun. Recommended.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 9, 2009
    Bill Myers and James Riordan deal with the supernatural for a teen audience in the latest in The Elijah Project series, On The Run. This tale follows siblings Zach and Piper in a supernatural battle to rescue their little brother, Elijah, from the powers of darkness. While evil forces try to take advantage of 6-year old Elijahs gifts, Zach and Piper take it upon themselves to save their brother from impending doom!This is a fast-paced adventure written just for kids! I adore Bill Myers adult fiction, and was nearly equally enthralled with this Zonderkids title. Not only will this novel appeal to budding mystery and suspense readers, but it exposes young minds to Biblical truth and in this case, spiritual warfare. I highly recommend this book.
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