Another free Adventures in Odyssey episode is now available for download from Focus on the Family. The episode is called Heatwave, written by Paul McCusker, and it is included on Album 6: Mission: Accomplished. In this story Jack Davis and Oscar Peterson, bored during a summer heatwave, turn into private detectives to uncover the mystery of an oddball kid with an armload of lumber. It's the perfect episode for you and your family to listen to sometime this summer. All you have to do is fill out some basic information to gain access to your very own free download.
And once you've listened to that episode, why not do some summer reading? You can also get a free download of the novel Darien's Rise by Paul McCusker, the first book in the Passages series. In this story we find out that Jack Allen has purchased some goods from the Estate of a retired Odyssey school teacher who has passed away. As Jack says: "Nothing remarkable", except an old Manuscript written in a school notebook. The title reads: Manuscript #1 "The Chronicle of the Chosen", and is dated October 3rd, 1958. Jack brings the manuscript into Whit's End and shows it to Whit. Whit takes it home and reads it. The story begins in the summer as Kyle and Anna, two kids from 1950's Odyssey, find themselves transported to a strange new world called Marus. They are immediately caught up in a struggle between a power-mad king and his valiant young general. Read Darien's Rise as a free download.