About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Marcus and the Emperor's Coin (In God We Trust Series) by Dennis Conrad


Book Details:

Book Title:  Marcus and the Emperor's Coin (In God We Trust Series) by Dennis Conrad 
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  52 pages
Genre:  Christian Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
Release date:   October 30, 2023
Content Rating:  G. This book is for children. There are three Bible verses. It has no bad language. May God get the glory for all those who read and whose hearts are changed by reading the book.

Book Description:

Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin is an exciting adventure in the Ancient Roman Empire at the time of Christ. Eight-year-old Marcus and his father are on a mission for the Emperor and visit a mine and a mint where coins are made. Marcus finds himself making a denarius, a coin with the emperor’s image.

Marcus goes to Jerusalem where he sees Jesus hold a denarius saying, “Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” What will seeing Jesus mean for Marcus, and will he ever be the same again?

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Entertaining, educational, and inspirational. What more could you hope for when choosing a book for your children? Bright, colorful illustrations and an exciting plot are the attention-getters in this children's book, but author Dennis Conrad doesn't stop there.  I love that Marcus is a typical kid---he's capable of great things but he still has his moments! 

Marcus and the Emperor's Coin is a delightful book with scripture, biblical truths, and an introduction to the joys of coin collecting. There's also a wonderful history lesson concerning the Roman Empire and the importance of the denarius, the Roman Empire's standard silver coin. This book is a great choice for both readers and nonreaders and a wonderful addition to home and church libraries.

I voluntarily accepted a copy of this book from the author via iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enjoy The First Book in This Series:

Meet the Author:

A former coin collector for over fifty years, Dennis combines his love for the Bible, children’s literature, and sharing stories about the history behind coins.

Dennis retired as a professor of speech communications from Barstow Community College. He and his wife served as English and public speaking teachers ten summers overseas.

Dennis became a sustaining member of the Numismatic Association of Southern California in 1979. He is also a life member of the American Numismatic Association.

Dennis is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a Fellow of the National Writing Project.

connect with the authors: website facebook ~ goodreads


Win $100 Amazon gift card and author-signed copies of Marcus and the Emperor's Coin and The Two-Cent Piece (one winner - USA only) (ends Mar 1)

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  1. I think kids will really enjoy this book!

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  2. This book looks really cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for the review. Blessings to all who read the book.