Author of Lion Heart & Alessio: The Victory Ride Series


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Here’s what our readers are saying about Lion Heart and Alessio, a children’s Christian fiction book….

Perfect book to read as a class. Megan captures the adventurous heart in all of us. The boys quickly discover that faith requires courage and courage demands action. Her book provides numerous topics of discussion as the characters make choices that impact their lives forever. We look forward to the next adventure!!
—Kim McCarty
Principal, Haili Christian School

Megan’s writing certainly relates well to her audience. She is able to communicate strong Christian truths through a story that youth find appealing and exciting. It causes students to think about what they can do to impact the world for Jesus.
—Karen Henriksen
Admissions Director, Academy at Foxborough

Clever, contemporary, compelling. Powerful biblical message told in today’s sports vernacular. Megan has a gifted ear for colorful dialogue and comic situations.
—Jean M. Hartley
Director of Disabled Adventures Hawaii

Megan Chapman is the most creative writer! Her plots are packed with surprises and her dialogue is laugh out loud funny. She’s got the whole skateboarding thing DOWN! Kids are gonna love reading about these charming characters! Shoot! Adults will too! Highly entertaining but packed with wisdom and truth too. This book is the total package!
—Shirley Walston Carroll, WA
Author of Kristal’s Wedding
Owner of The Communications Chick editorial business

The Victory Ride is nothing short of high air in the half-pipe for boarders— but even if you don’t know a switch stand from a kickflip, Megan Chapman’s zany LOL cleverness mixes with poignancy to land it a fun read for all—and a best seller! Its message is no fakie either!
—Suzanne Field, KC
Author of The Painted Table

Jed and Mak embark on a special assignment, one that requires supernatural powers, handed out by God himself. New names, skateboards that can fly anywhere on the planet, state of the art technology. What could be more exciting? Megan is a LOL, superb storyteller. Using solid Christian theology, she created delightful characters who have both whimsical, heart-felt interactions . The only problem for me was I wanted more of their adventures! Megan is building a readable and reliable series of stories for the young and old alike. I look forward to sharing with my grandchildren, the many more assignments of Lion Heart & Alessio.
—Honoree Broderson
Author of Ripped Off

In “The Victory Ride,” Megan Chapman introduces readers to the winsome duo, Lion Heart and Alessio, in an adventure that is fun, fast, and full of Jesus. It’s a well written tale in which the supernatural flows naturally and  the plot moves smoothly, resolving most of the questions that keep the reader turning the pages. The only question with which she leaves readers struggling: “When will the sequel be released?”
—Bill Barley
Senior Pastor, Living Stones Church

What a fun, delightful read for preteens! The characters and their adventures were exciting and most importantly, loved God. I highly recommend this book.
—Nancy Begley
Principal, Kona Christian Academy

Having been youth leaders for over forty years we feel this books approach in presenting the gospel to tweens is exactly what is needed in todays world.
—Ron and Pat Worrell
Youth Group Leaders

LH and A is a fast-paced, fun book! Though it stars two boys, both girls and boys will enjoy The Victory Ride. The setting takes you from Boston to Hawaii to Greece. You see two cousins learn to deal with change and moving, sadness and self-pity, and–eventually–joy in saying “Yes” to God’s better plans! Jed and Mak find out what happens when they offer their hearts and their skateboarding talent to Jesus. He gives them new names and takes them on skateboarding trips beyond their wildest dreams. Kids will love this book who like adventure stories, mysteries, skateboard moves, and stories about rescuing animals. Christian parents and teachers will love this book as they unlock themes of repentance and salvation, forgiveness, redemption, reconciliation, magic vs. power from God’s Spirit, and living for one’s own glory vs. God’s glory. Spiritual gifts are brought to life–all through colorful characters. This book is appropriate for a read-aloud to 2nd-5th graders, or independent reading for 4th-6th graders.
—Kris Richards
Writing and Bible teacher, University of the Nations, International Christian School
Kona, Hawaii

I have had the pleasure of reading Lion Heart and Alessio: The Victory Ride with my fifth grade class this past year. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a lighthearted (and Lionhearted) adventure with strong moral themes. This is a book that makes you think about faith while engrossing you in a story filled with colorful characters, including the title duo, a pair of very likable and memorable young lads. It is a story of faith and hope and of courage and conviction. Without giving anything away, I will say that I so totally am looking forward to the next rad adventure with these dudes!
—Jon-Eric Nissen
Fifth Grade Teacher, Haili Christian School
Hilo, Hawaii

Children’s Christian Fiction-Student Reviews of LH&A

Children's Christian Fiction

Hi! I’m a 5th grader from a school you visited a week ago. I’m from Kona Christian Academy. I just wanted to say thanks for coming! I gave you a great review on Amazon.com. You made an awesome book. I love it. I can’t stop reading it. I hope to read the 2nd one soon! I love your book. It gives me joy to read it. It really makes me excited about God. Especially when Jed meets Jesus. It was awesome!!!!!!!!! Thank you soooooooo much for coming and reading to us. Your biggest Fan,Trenton. P.S. May His spirit b with u 2!!!! 🙂 
—Trenton, Kona Christian Academy

I love ze book and Wolfram. U came 2 our skool. Thank u again 4 comin to our skool! P.S. I ♥ ze book and I can’t wait 2 read ze next book!!!! U are ze best author in ze world!
— Victoria, age 9, the Academy at Foxboro

We read your book and we loved it. I can’t wait to hear the next book 🙂 I thought it sounded cool when the battle of the discerning spirits happened. I love that part. I love the characters: Auntie Mae, Jed, Mak, Uncle Hap, Ruthie, Roxy, and Quicksilver. Those are my favorite characters! You are the best book writer EVER!!!! P.S. I enjoyed your visit in November.
—Emily, age 9, the Academy at Foxboro

My favorite part was when Jesus visited Jed. We loved it. Thank you for coming!
—Jalen, age 10, the Academy at Foxboro

I really liked the book! I want to read other books you made! Thank you for coming here! My favorite part was when they tried to fly. It was really funny!
—Jaiden, age 9, the Academy at Foxboro

My favorite part was how Jesus was like Jed. And my favorite character is Roxy.
—Chloe, age 9, the Academy at Foxboro

I cannot wait to read the next book 🙂 and my favorite part is when Jesus gave Jed his gift of discerning between spirits.
—Sabrina, age 9, the Academy at Foxboro

This book is great for kids. I am 12 which is on the older side and i still loved it! The book is humorous and really lets you come to know God. I think kids will really be able to relate to the story with either skateboarding or how their family acts.This was a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazon, CBD, and Barnes & Noble Reviews

Could not put this book down. Great message about what it takes to become a Christian. Not just for kids but all ages! Highly recommend this book for any parent looking for a fun way to share Christ’s message with their kids. —Craig

Action and adventure! Friendship. Crazy Greek family. Surprise visitors. Will keep you laughing. Great book for the family with solid values. Highly recommended—RA 

I love this book. The characters pop off the page with youthful energy. Megan Joy Chapman is a new author with an obvious gift. She infuses Jesus Christ’s timeless message flawlessly into a plot full of colorful characters, humor, and adventure. Thank you, MJC.
I now know what all the young people on my Christmas list will be getting this year. M. Metzger

Megan Chapman has created a wonderful fast paced adventure for all. Lion Heart and Alessio teach us with love, kindness, friendship, and a lot of help from the Lord- good will always be victorious over evil. Parents need to put Lion Heart and Alessio on their Christmas lists this year for a fun, hilarious, and exciting holiday read for the whole family. MWH

Lion Heart and Alessio is a treasure!The author has the gift of making you laugh one minute and then delivering the poignant message of Christ the next.This book has been a blessing to our family! Anonymous

The author has created a great story encouraging kids to live out their faith. Great for parents wanting to instill the truth of God’s Word in their child’s life. Adults will enjoy the ride too! Kim

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