Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin (In God We Trust Series) by Dennis Conrad Book Tour, Guest Post, & More! {Ends 3/1/24}

Feb 6, 2024 | 6 comments

May God get the glory for all those who read and whose hearts are changed by reading the book.

Book Details:

Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin (In God We Trust Series) 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
Tour dates: Feb 5 to Feb 23, 2024
Content Rating: G. This book is for children. There are three Bible verses. It has no bad language.

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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Review By LAWonder10:

Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin (In God We Trust Series) by Dennis Conrad is a combination of genres put in simple terms so that very young children can learn and be entertained at the same time.

Within this book’s pages, are topics such as: self-esteem, becoming responsible, adventure, history, minting, and scripture references.

Marcus rises to the occasion as he receives an opportunity to accompany his father on a business mission. He has a ew mishaps he fears will lose his father’s trust in him.

When they pick up the object his father must collect for the emperor, Marcus has a chance to learn a new skill and make a new friend.

Did Marcus succeed? Read and find out for yourself.

There are a few vocabulary words, plus a few words that a pronunciation guide is given. In addition to these teaching aids, there is a short Glossary. 

Although this includes a few scriptures from the Bible and a short introduction to a teaching of Jesus, this book is mostly a fun, educational book for all to enjoy.

The illustrations, done by Courtney Smith, are in watercolor design. They are colorful and slightly abstract but are well done.

The book is made with quality material and binding. The Title and Cover Image are well-chosen.

I offer a Five-Stars rating.

This book was gifted to me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Other Books in the Series:

Guest Post:

Are You Looking for Books with Teachable Moments? by Dennis Conrad

Dennis Conrad writes books that offer lessons about history, coins, and faith.
The Two-Cent Piece offers a history lesson. The actual coin was the first to have the words “In God We Trust.” The book, set during the American Civil War, required research. Dennis confirmed the historical accuracy of the story with a Civil War expert whose extensive collection of Civil War artifacts is currently on display in a museum. Other lessons include a child’s generosity and compassion for others.

Marcus and the Emperor’s takes place at the time of Christ. Once again the author relied on research. After studying about the mining of silver ore, ancient Roman minting processes, and coins of the period, he wrote the story.

Dennis integrates faith into both stories, as he even includes Bible verses. Moreover, the back of each book has material for homeschoolers and family members about coins and collecting.

Want to encourage the child in your life to learn more about coins? Sign up at https://dennisconradauthor.com so your child can become a Junior Coin Collector. Receive free, monthly activity sheets. There is a Coin Hunt section where children can search for and find coins in change for their collection, and a Vocabulary Builder section with coin collecting terms.

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.

Connect with the author: website facebook ~ goodreads

The Tour Schedule:

Feb 5 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN
Feb 5 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / guest post / giveaway
Feb 6 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / guest post / giveaway

Feb 6 – Reading Authors Network – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / giveaway
Feb 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE TWO-SENT PIECE / giveaway
Feb 6 – Character Madness and Musing – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 7 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / giveaway
Feb 7  – Reading Authors Network – book review of THE TWO-CENT PIECE / giveaway
Feb 8 – Locks Hooks and Books – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / giveaway
Feb 8 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of THE TWO-PIECE / giveaway
Feb 9 – @regallywritten – book review of THE TWO-CENT PIECE
Feb 12 – Country Mamas With Kids – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 – Faith And Books – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / giveaway
Feb 12 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of THE TWO-CENT PIECE / giveaway
Feb 13 –  Locks Hooks and Books – book review of THE TWO-CENT PIECE / giveaway
Feb 13 – Country Mamas With Kids – book review of THE TWO-CENT PIECE / giveaway
Feb 14 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight of THE TWO-CENT PIECE
Feb 15 – Older & Smarter? – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / giveaway
Feb 16 –– fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway
Feb 16 – Pause for Tales – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / giveaway
Feb 20 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / author interview / giveaway
Feb 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / giveaway
Feb 20 – Faith And Books – book review of THE TWO-CENT PIECE / giveaway
Feb 20 – Older & Smarter? – book review of THE TWO-CENT PIECE / giveaway
Feb 21 –Book Zone Reviews – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN / giveaway
Feb 22 – @regallywritten – book review of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN
Feb 23 –Book Zone Reviews – book review of THE TWO-CENT PIECE / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

 Win $100 Amazon gift card and author-signed copies of MARCUS AND THE EMPEROR’S COIN and THE TWO-CENT PIECE (one winner – USA only) (ends Mar 1)

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6 Comments
  1. Dreaa Drake

    Sounds like something I’d like for my kids to read!

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  2. Dreaa Drake

    This sounds like a great book for my kids to read!

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  3. Marisela Zuniga

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book, it sounds good.

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  4. Dennis Conrad

    Lu Ann Worley, Thank you for your encouraging review. I hope my guest post “Are You Looking for Books with Teachable Moments?” will provide your readers with additional insights. Two of my goals in writing Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin were to entertain and educate. I appreciate you pointing out that the book accomplished those goals. Dennis

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  5. Anne

    A fascinating and meaningful story. The history and background is special.

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  6. Nancy

    This looks like a great book for the family library!

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