The Ivan series will have children on the edge of their seats as they experience a different culture, historical period and a different world of just 30 years ago! But they will see that in one sense, these two worlds aren't that different. Christian children in any era or country will identify with Ivan ns Katya's struggles to stay faithful despite the name-calling, teasing and enmity of their fellow classmates. They'll also see the other side of persecution--the separation from families, the secrecy, fear of discovery, interrogations and injustice of a communist/atheistic society.
In Ivan and the Secret in the Suitcase, Ivan and Katya are in the thick of yet another adventure--smuggling! Can they carry off a smuggling operation right under the noses of suspicious government officials in Soviet Russia? Can they get the much needed warm clothes back to their needy friends and find out if they can take an even greater risk with Bibles. Read how a secret youth prayer meeting, a family holiday to Hungary and a suitcase of old clothes bring Katya and Ivan close to danger once again as they desperately try to outwit the Secret Police. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.