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The Treasure: Ancient Story Ever New of Jesus and His Church (Machowski)

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In the tradition of his well-loved bestsellers The Ology and WonderFull, Machowski weaves a study of the Bible with a fictional story. The Treasure follows the adventures of Mira and Theos who discover a sea captain’s personal journal which offers clues to a hidden treasure. They can only solve the riddle of the treasure by studying two ancient scrolls, the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Young readers will journey with the siblings as they solve their puzzle and discover the captain’s treasure—Christ!

While these New Testament books are often thought of as two separate books telling different stories, they are really two halves of one greater story recorded by Luke. Through Luke’s retelling of Jesus’s work on earth and the Spirit’s work in growing the church, we see the Father’s love on full display. The Treasure will help children grow in their knowledge and love of God.


Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of a number of family devotionals, curricula (including the Gospel Story for Kids), children’s books, and parenting titles. His latest releases include Darkest Night Brightest Day, The Light Before Christmas, The Treasure, and Angels on Your Side. He and his wife, Lois, have six children and several grandchildren, and reside in West Chester, PA.


“In The Treasure, Marty Machowski takes his young readers on an engaging guided tour through the books of Luke and Acts. As children read the scriptural text, followed by Marty’s insightful teachings and reflections on each passage, they will become more deeply acquainted with their Savior, his mission, and his love for mankind.”
Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family

“Drawing young people into the Bible is a challenge for parents these days, but The Treasure does this effectively. It tells the story of Luke and Acts in ways young people can follow. This book will not only introduce your children to Luke and Acts in an attractive way but will also prove useful for engaging family devotionals.”
Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement, Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

“I love how gospel-saturated The Treasure is and how faithful it is to the text of Scripture! I also love all of the fun, practical, real-life examples kids will be able to relate to. Most of all, I love how Marty calls kids to live out what they are reading in lives of devotion to Christ. Highly recommend!”
Sarah Reju, Author of Jesus Saves

“When your kids crack open The Treasure by Marty Machowski, they’ll meet two children, Mira and Theos, and join them on the greatest treasure hunt of their lives! Along the way, they’ll solve riddles and adventure through the biblical books of Luke and Acts. Through more than 100 short and engaging devotionals, your kids will discover the true riches of the gospel! This new resource, beautifully illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino, is perfect for family devotions or personal reading.”
Champ Thornton, Acquisitions Editor, Crossway; author of The Radical Book for Kids, Why Do We Say Thank You? Learning to Be Grateful,and You Count! A Five-Senses Countdown to Calm