The Scripture Sleuth 3, by Matthew Halverson

  “Who stole the lumberjack statue? Is a peanut butter sandwich really powering the digital clock, or is it just a science fair scam? Why is there a mysterious skydiver in Pine Tops? Concord Cunningham can crack all the cases, but can you? In the third volume of unique Scripture Sleuth mysteries, Concord once again faces an exciting new case in each chapter. Though Concord always solves the mystery, he never gives away the solution. Instead, he reveals the location of a Bible verse which holds the mystery’s final clue. Then it’s up to you to look up the clue and crack the case! Not sure about your answer? No problem. The solutions are at the back of the book.

“Scripture Sleuth 3 also includes ” The Greatest Case,” which brings Concord face to face with another Scripture Sleuth. Together, they investigate the most important case ever. These timeless and lighthearted mysteries are certain to make you think, laugh and make looking up Bible verses is irresistibly fun.” ~from Goodreads


Title: The Scripture Sleuth 3

Author: Matthew Halverson

Genre(s): Christian Contemporary Fiction, Mystery


Romance Content: None

Recommended age range: 7-10

My Review:

I loved this book! I enjoy books where you have to solve the mystery, and having to look up Bible verses for it? That was a great idea! The mysteries were each unique, and I only figured out a couple without looking in the back.

I am not sure what Bible version is used in this book, but I don’t think that it was KJB. That is a slight downside to it, but I still enjoyed it very much. 🙂 I would recommend this book for ages 7-10.




4 thoughts on “The Scripture Sleuth 3, by Matthew Halverson

  1. Jordy Leigh says:

    That’s a really interesting idea for a series! I’m curious as to what some of the Bible verses and clues are. It seems like it would be really hard to use verses in context, but without having read it, I can’t say. And maybe all it’s meant to be is lighthearted fun for a young audience. What would you say about this? 🙂 In any case, thanks for reviewing it!

    • ilovereading2 says:

      Well, for example, in one of the mysteries, some tea is missing. One of the people in the story claimed that, since the tea was over a fire, it steamed away. But Concord looked up Proverbs 26:20, which says, “Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out…” In the story, no one was awake to put wood on the fire, so someone must have drank the tea. 😉 This may not make very much sense how I explained it, but it makes sense in the book. 😉
      You’re welcome!

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