To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Truth Chronicles: The Time Machine (Volume 1) Paperback – April 15, 2010
|New from||Used from|
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Pre-order the official script book today. Kindle | Hardcover
More About the AuthorsDiscover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
Very suspenseful and action-filled, this book is sure to keep the attention of younger and older readers alike, while at the same time presenting solid Scriptural truths that will impact lives and serve as excellent discussion-starters.
To test the machine, Jax and Izzy set it to go back seventy million years to see some dinosaurs, but nothing happens. However, the next day they test it again by setting it to go back 4,500 years to ancient Egypt to do some research for a paper that they're writing on the pyramids. But what do they find? Dinosaurs! Izzy gets into trouble with an allosaurus, so Jax has to go back and bring JT and Micky with their hover technology to save him. Did the time machine make a mistake and send them back the original seventy million years instead of just the 4,500 years? Will Jax and Izzy be able to enter their machine in the science fair? And is it possible that Jax might use it to find out what happened to his father?
I purchased this book and its two sequels, The Contest and The Rescue, at the Creation Museum bookstore in Petersburg, KY. With the Japanese style anime drawings on the cover, obviously intended to attract teenagers, I just assumed when I first saw them that they were graphic novels, for which I do not care, but they are not.Read more ›
I first met Tim Chaffey at the 2010 Answers For Pastors conference. He's as as brilliant and genial as he is tall - and he fairly towers above most of us! I'd only recently heard of the The Truth Chronicles at that point and, with a feeling they were right up my eldest kid's alley, I asked him if I could have a copy to review. He generously provided me with signed copies of all three books in the series. After the conference, my wife and I read them all at once and were delighted with the characters, the story and the message. I was right; this was right up our son's alley! I couldn't wait to start reading it to him to get his reaction.
We read The Time Machine, Book 1 of the Truth Chronicle series (from Risen Books), as a chapter book (one chapter each night). Filled with humor, adventure and wonderful illustrations by Melissa "Inkhana" Mathis, this book delivered in all the right spots. Each night, whether the chapter ended in a cliffhanger or not (and there are plenty of those), my son was always asking, "What happens next?" With a wink and a chuckle at his obvious enthusiasm, I assured him he'd find out next time. Which is to say, it reads well as a chapter book. For the record, both my boys love this book.
In case your wondering what the big deal is, this series tells a wonderful science fiction tale of time machines, dinosaurs and hovercraft and uses it to present Biblical truth and Biblical history.Read more ›
The world-building was sketchy (it's vague as to when and where the present day events occur), but I don't think most kids will notice or care since Middle Grade fiction often spends less time on details. The characters were engaging, interesting, and acted in realistic ways. I cared about what happened to them. I also liked the ending. It wasn't necessarily what one might expect, and it turned out that way for a good reason.
There was a Christian element that was worked realistically into the story. Jax refused to go to church like his mom wanted him to because he didn't understand why a loving, all-powerful God would allow his father to die. Also, JT believed the machine really took them back 4,500 years while the others believed the machine glitched and sent them back to the previous entry, 70,000,000 BC, because there were dinosaurs. However, these issues were only briefly touched on. The story was a potential discussion-starter rather than slowing the pace to give detailed answers in the story itself.
There was no bad language or sex. Overall, I'd recommend this novel as well-written and exciting clean reading for kids.
I gave this book to a friend--a girl who's turning 13 years old next month. She read the entire novel in one night and told me the next morning, "It was SO AWESOME! I put it down and tried to go to sleep, but I just couldn't until I knew how everything turned out. So I finished it. And what a twist at the very end! When is the next book out?"
I received this book as a review copy from the publisher.
Reviewed by Debbie from Genre Reviews
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Grandson hasn't written a note to let me know if he liked it. However these books came highly recommended from a Christian youth.Published 1 month ago by M. K.
I've wanted to read the Truth Chronicles for some time, but I was always dissuaded by my dislike for Manga comic books, which I incorrectly assumed from the covers that they were. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MommyBear
Absolutely love these books!!!!! My oldest son (12) has read all 6 books at least 3 or 4 times. He is currently reading them aloud to the whole family. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stevie Arledge
As a mother of two boys 12 and 10, I am constantly challenged by the world... video games... media. My worldview was completely changed eleven years ago when I came to belive that... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Paula Kapral
Let me tell you about myself. That way, you can decide if my review applies to you.
I'm a 25 year old single woman from southern USA with an 11 year old little brother... Read more
(Review written by our son.)
If you like adventure, this book is the book for you! Join JT, Micky, Jax, and Isaiah on a trip through time! Read more
Being a scientist runs in Jax Thompson's family. His father had even solved the formula for time travel, but lacked the energy source necessary to make an operational time machine. Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by reviewsbyerin
Finally! A book series that is sci-fi fun for pre-teens and teens that supports a creationist viewpoint! Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by Mick McArt
My daughter loves this series and can't wait until book 4 comes out. Mr. Chaffey does a superb job of making the plot interesting and engaging but also well grounded in a... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Kindle Customer