The Vanishing Act

Will and Molly are needed again in the catacombs! After Will mysteriously disappears, Molly must find the courage to navigate the catacombs all by herself.

Someone has gone back in time and changed the story of Moses in the basket. Now the basket is trapped on the river. With the pull of a switch, Will and Molly are transported back to ancient Egypt where they meet Moses’ mother and sister. Together, they must return the basket safely back to the reeds so that the Pharaoh’s daughter can find it.

Set within another fun adventure, The Vanishing Act explores a foundational Bible story by exploring details about Moses’ family and explaining his importance in our faith. Using memory verses and references, readers will become more familiar with the Bible’s books, chapters, and verses.


Her knees shook as she made her way down the stairwell to the basement.  With every step, it got cooler and darker. She clutched the handrail and wished she felt as brave as she had upstairs in the light hallway.

When she stepped out onto the basement floor, she blinked as her eyes adjusted.  She could only see a couple of feet in front of her before everything turned pitch black.  She clutched at the warm cross on her necklace and noticed that it was glowing with light.  She unclasped it and held it in front of her.  It gave off a faint light, just enough so she could see a little bit ahead.

“Is that basket crying?” Molly asked.

“It sounds like there’s a baby in it,” Will answered, stretching his neck to try to see inside the basket.

“Why would there be a baby in a basket?” Molly asked.  Then their jaws dropped open and they looked at each other.  “Moses!” they shouted at the same time.

Will kept one arm around Molly’s neck and used the other hand to pull the basket out of the rocks.

For a moment, Moses stopped crying and looked up at them through the slits in the basket.  He was so little and cute – it was hard to picture him as a man parting the Red Sea with his staff.  Molly and Will smiled as they looked down at one of history’s greatest leaders.

“Hi, Moses,” Molly whispered.  “You have quite an adventure ahead of you.”

“It’s hard to imagine that this baby is going to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and to the promised land of Israel,” Will said.

“He’s also going to give us parts of the Bible like the Ten Commandments,” Molly added.

“We have to get him to safety.  If we didn’t have the Ten Commandments, think of how bad the world would be.”  



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