Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Where's Zack, the Reading Quest, now Available for Ereaders
Where's Zack, the summer reading quest at New Christian Books Online Magazine, is now available as an ebook. The interactive reading lesson centers around an adventurous 13-year-old, Zack, who first disappears in Lost in the Woods: A Bible Camp Mystery by Cheryl Rogers.
Zack is missing for 30 hours before being rescued by a helicopter as a hurricane approaches the Gulf Coast. Then he disappears AGAIN, this time on his family's summer vacation. Readers guess where after reading six articles about very real vacation places, along with six short stories about Zack in those places.
Where's Zack? A Reading Quest is available in multiple ereading formats including epub, mobi and pdf. It retails for 99 cents and can be purchased from the New Christian Books Online Store and other e-retail outlets. It is suitable for 10- to 14-year-olds -- or anyone who loves a mystery.
In Lost in the Woods, Zack attends Living Water Community Church, where he participates in the youth fellowship, The Boy's Den. When its leader, a former New York gang leader, plans a back-to-nature retreat, Zack is eager to join them. But the adventure is more than any of them bargained on, as they battle no-see-ums, a bout of food poisoning, and bad weather from the impending storm.
Rogers decided she wanted to become a writer as a child, although she didn't realize what she was supposed to write about until she came to know the Lord as an adult. After succumbing to a severe immune disorder, Environmental Illness, Rogers surrendered her life to God and was healed.
"It is my desire to encourage others to seek God early and stay connected to His Word," Rogers says. "I know the emptiness we can feel without having God in our lives -- even if we attend church and pray. So I hope to help others learn about the biblical path to salvation, and encourage them to surrender their lives to Him."
A former newspaper reporter, Rogers publishes New ChristianBooks Online Magazine to connect the readers and writers of Christian fiction and nonfiction for all age groups. It features new book announcements, excerpts, Bible-based living columns, digital book news and other features.
She has written a number of ebooks including Just Like Jonah Wail Tales, a short story collection featuring modern Jonahs; The I Can See Christian Storybook Treasury, a collection of stories aimed at defeating doubt about God as children grow; Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook, a 40-lesson, nondenominational devotions book teaching the Bible truths we need to truly love and forgive others; and Trees Walking, A Guide to Truly Loving and Forgiving Others and Ourselves, an ebook based on Mark 8: 22-26 and the author's personal experience.