Marcus and the Emperor's Coin

An Adventure in Ancient Rome Through the Eyes of a Child

This is the first children’s audiobook by Dennis Conrad that I’ve listened to, and I chose it because I have grandchildren and wanted to see if it would be appropriate for them. I was pleased with how simple the storyline was while still conveying a rich and deep message. The story follows eight-year-old Marcus and his father on a mission for the Emperor, visiting places like mines and mints where coins are made. Marcus even gets to make his own denarius.

The highlight of the book is when Marcus travels to Jerusalem and hears Jesus say, “Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” This powerful moment made the story truly special. It’s a wonderful adventure set in ancient Rome that children can enjoy and learn from. I highly recommend this book. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Marcus and the Emperor's Coin

Note: I received a copy of this audiobook from the author and was not required to write a positive review.

Book: Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin

Author: Dennis Conrad

Genre: Christian Children’s Picture Book

Release date: December 2, 2023

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 himself makes 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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About the Author

Marcus and the Emperor's Coin

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.

More from Dennis

James L. Rubart narrates Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin on Audible.

Rubart is the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame, CAROL, INSPY, and RT Book Reviews award winning author of sixteen novels.

His voices for the characters make the story come to life.

When first released, Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin became a #1 Release on Audible.

The book by Dennis Conrad became a number one bestseller in two categories: Children’s Christian Historical Fiction and Children’s Christian Learning Concepts Fiction.

Marlene Bagnull, Author and Director of Write His Answer Ministries says, “This story behind the familiar Bible story of Jesus’s words about the coin someone handed him will hold the attention of boys and girls and encourage them to consider what they can give to God.”

Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin opens the door for teachers, parents, and grandparents to have the salvation conversation with the next generation.

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A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 20 (Author Interview)

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An Author’s Take, June 21

Tell Tale Book Reviews, June 22 (Author Interview)

Splashes of Joy, June 23 (Author Interview)

Whimsy by Candlelight, June 23

Vicky Sluiter, June 24 (Author Interview)

Lots of Helpers, June 25

Texas Book-aholic, June 26

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 27

For the Love of Literature, June 28 (Author Interview)

Artistic Nobody, June 29

A Reader’s Brain, June 30

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Marcus and the Emperor's Coin

To celebrate his tour, Dennis is giving away the grand prize package of a $100 Amazon gift card and a signed hardback copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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