The Great Thirst: Prepared: An Archaeological Mystery

Title: The Great Thirst Part One: Prepared: an Archaeological Mystery (The Great Thirst Archaeological Mystery Serial Book 1)

Author: Mary C. Findley

Publisher:Findley Family Video (February 20, 2015)

Number of Pages: 116


ISBN-10: 1515258394

ISBN-13: 978-1515258391

About The Book:



Small town science teacher Keith Bradley climbs into a red Tesla with English teacher Talia Ramin for the field trip of a lifetime. At stake is a missing copy of the Scriptures on gold tablets. At risk is the trust of an ancient order sworn to keep the tablets safe.

Talia’s archaeologist aunt and uncle may have lost their last clue to artifact thieves. A government ultimatum might undo every lesson they have taught their students about keeping the Word safe.

from Chapter Eighteen – “Are You So Selfish?”

“What?” Keith jumped up. “What are you saying? We’re supposed to take the kids’ Bibles away from them? Their prayer journals? Their memory cards?”

“There’s no need to be defensive.” Doctor Williams glared up at him. “Please be seated. You will only be borrowing them, to get them scanned. And we want materials from everyone in the community. Parents, grandparents, ministers – Anyone who studies the Bible. Don’t you see? This will become a resource people all over the world can use, for all time. Mr. Bradley, your prayers, your thoughts, your study of the Bible could teach someone in Thailand, Mali, Alaska – someone in a spaceship traveling to Mars – these insights will become eternal.”

“But it’s voluntary, right?” Talia asked. “People don’t have to give us their Bibles, do they?”

“This program fails if it doesn’t accomplish the critical goal of gathering all the possible data,” Doctor Williams insisted.

“What exactly do you mean by ‘this program fails’?” Keith’s dad demanded.

“It doesn’t fulfill the requirements,” Doctor Williams said. “It doesn’t qualify for the grants.”

“You mean we lose everything we’ve gotten from implementing the Bible as Literature program?” Principal Bradley choked.

“Really, there’s nothing scary or unreasonable being asked for here. Are your Bible studies secret? Why does the idea of sharing them with the world disturb you? Are you that selfish?”

The Great Thirst Book Review:

This is the first novel I have read of Findley’s, “The Great Thirst : Prepared”. The Great Thirst: Prepared”  was supposed to one full-length work, but Findley decided to break it up into three novels. This action by Mary C. Findley has one very delightful effect and that is to what your appetite more than enough for the next instalment. I really enjoyed this great Christian Novel that accompanied with an Archaeological Mystery. What caught my attention was the subject matter, a missing copy of the Scriptures on gold tablets and the quest by those in the know to find and protect it. This set in motion for me with a theme of mystery, suspense, intrigue, good versus evil, spiritual warfare and a motive to show the importance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and what the Gospels means for all mankind. So I am passionate about The Great Thirst Archaeological Mystery Series. Findley prosperously hides in plain sight the main character, Talia Ramin, as the new English Literature teacher. Findley also has Talia teach a subject as Bible as literature as a sub-plot and this implement much spiritual aspects in this novel, as Talia explains, “…..we will not just be explaining how ancient literature compares to the Bible. We are going to get the knack of how to be discerning about ancient writings-how to tell the truth from error in what’s being taught by historians, archeologists. This course will prepare you to know truth when you see it.” Findley then implement more sub-plots with romance between Talia and Keith, Talia having a unique connection with Keith’s disabled sister. Then there is the hints to Talia’s past, Talia talking out loud while she is alone about protecting her identity and her true purpose, a Sprinter van that is trying to scare and scare her. Reason unexplained, but adds to the mystery and intrigue about her past and the link between this and the search for the missing Scripture scrolls.

This is a simple read and very entertaining. It is in a groove for young adult and I can see them enjoying this, including readers like me who isn’t a young adult although that still resides in me! Discovering some of Findley’s background for teaching and evangelising the message of the Gospel, I can visions her including some wonderful teaching moments while still making it very entertaining without being preachy. Youth love being taught when it is fun so she has a wonderful platform here for this. I can truly see that “The Great Thirst”  is one very promising series and I am very much looking forward to the complete package. A Fun, Entertaining Christian Novels that is Full of Mystery and Intrigue Concerning The Bible. This was an exceptional, expeditious read. The only thing I didn’t care for “The Great Thirst”  was the ending. I found it wasn’t very pleasant because there was no conclusion to the conflict at hand. Other than that, I loved it! Findley expertly construct valid Bible teachings and plot together in a wonderful harmony that is sure to please readers that appreciated the scriptures of the Bible.

After reading this Christian Book, I felt that I’d gain many knowledges from many valid truths, and her scriptural knowledge was quite well-informed. Mary either went to a theologian in the writing of “The Great Thirst” or is a long time Bible Study Student. I found the Character of Keith and Talia to be very engaging characters as well. We’re left fascinated if there is yet any romance to come between those two. (My assumption is that it will come about in one of the sequels). If you have someone who is curious about Jesus or Christianity, this would be a great fictional story to pass along to them to nurture them into an abounding awareness of faith and what it means to be a Christian. I’ve truly believed that this Christian novel is Highly entertaining and enlightening at the same time, it is so deep into the scriptures that you’ll find this book a great joy to read. I’d recommend this book to both saved and unsaved people alike. I Love the archeological dimension. Extremely interesting. Challenged me to remember to live my life so that Christ’s love can be seen through my character. Just think about it , The Power of Your Testimony is how you treat each others. This truly a Christian Novel that is tremendous, bible based and unique all in once. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in The Great Thirst Archaeological Mystery Series. This is a winner of a Christian Series with great characters that even this book is focus about archaeological mystery but it is blend with bible principles. This is another way to be introduced to Christ or having a better understanding about the Word of God by reading this great read.


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