Ink on his Fingers
Summary: It is the mid 1400's. Written copies of the Scriptures are scarce and incredibly valuable. In this setting we meet 12 year old Hans who decides to apprentice as a scribe. In an interesting turn of events, he lands in workshop of the debt laden Johann Guttenberg. But there are secrets within this shop. A special work is underway. As Hans learns his new craft he also grows in the knowledge of a God who protects both His people and His word.
Personal Thoughts: This book was a huge hit when I read it to my children. There is a good amount of suspense and adventure held within its pages. Reading it has brought a great appreciation for the written Word along with the realization that many risks, dangers and misunderstandings occurred in the printing of the Bible. The kids learned a lot about life in the 1400's. They learned about the art of printing. It's a great read!