In the book, things go awry early when the group encounters no-see-ums at dusk after setting up camp. It’s downhill from there when Zack disappears in the middle of the night, several campers become ill, and a hurricane bears down on the Gulf Coast.
“It’s Florida at its best,” quips the book's author Cheryl Rogers, a native of Miami who has endured many hurricanes through the years.
Rogers, the publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine, weaves the message of salvation into the plot, encouraging readers to seek Jesus as their Savior. She also demonstrates the power of prayer, the importance of staying with a pack, and taking dominion over creation.
“It is my goal to expose readers to biblical principles at a young age, enabling them to understand key concepts,” Rogers says.
The plot unfolds as Chet, a former New York gang leader who has found Christ, develops plans for a back-to-nature retreat for a church group consisting of 10 to 16 year olds.
Despite their best efforts to prepare the youths, they learn early things don’t always go as planned.
“I loved Nancy Drew Mysteries as a child, so I have tried to capture that flavor in this story about Zack and his fellow campers," Rogers says. "It is my goal to help provide uplifting reading materials to readers 10 and up."
Among her other ebooks are "The Lesson of Jonah: There is a Price to Pay When you Disobey," a Bible lesson plan; "Just Like Jonah Wail Tales," a short story collection involving modern Jonahs who learn the hard way there is a price to pay when you disobey; and "The I Can See Christian Storybook," a unique story collection aimed at defeating doubts about God as a child grows.
Rogers also has written a devotions book aimed at new and young Christian entitled "Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook." It consists of 40 lessons teaching how to really love and forgive others, why it's important to set aside pride and lots more.
"Lost in the Woods: A Bible Camp Mystery" is now available through the Amazon Kindle Store. Get the lowdown on the lovable cast of characters in the next few weeks, exclusively at New Christian Books Online Magazine at http://www.songsfromtheword.com/