Review: The Two-Cent Piece, In God We Trust #1



Book Details:

Book Title:  The Two-Cent Piece  (In God We Trust Series 1) by Dennis Conrad 
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 5-9),  52 pages
Genre:  Christian Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
Release date:   September, 2022
Content Rating:  G. This book is for children. There are Bible verses. There is no offensive language.
Review Rating:
5 of  5 Stars

Book Description:

Anne wonders what secret her three older brothers are hiding. When she finds out they joined to fight with the Union Army and would leave the next day, she gives them each one of her favorite two-cent pieces and says, “I want you to take one of my new two-cent pieces. I learned these coins are the first to have the words ‘In God We Trust.’ I just memorized Psalm 91:2. ‘I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.’”

Out of a heart of love, Anne gives six of her special coins away hoping the message on the two-cent pieces will strengthen each person’s faith.
Book Review

The Two-Cent Piece has now become my favorite book of 2024! From the first image I get the Laura Ingalls feeling. The shopkeeper's first act is to give instead of pushing his products. 

I enjoyed Anne's faith. The faith of a child is not yet limited by the boundaries we as adults have taken on, so she prays with simplicity and expectation. 

I enjoyed how the author shows instead of tells that faith is to be a constant part of our everyday lives and how much better we are for it. This also helps those around us who have yet to believe.

I enjoyed how the author shows that faith can overcome color barriers so that we do what is right despite our differences.

I also enjoyed how the author piqued my curiosity about coin collecting. I hope there are more books in the series because I will read every one!

Two key takeaways that resonated with me:

  • God likes it when we give instead of taking all the time
  • No matter our age, we can trust God for everything

I highly recommend this book. I thank Dennis Conrad and iReadBookTours for the opportunity to read it. This review was written voluntarily.

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Also Enjoy The Second Book in This Series:

Book Details:

Book Title:  Marcus and the Emperor's Coin (In God We Trust Series #2) 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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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.

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