Thursday, October 19, 2023

Audiobook: The Two Cent Piece by Dennis Conrad


About the Book

Book: The Two-Cent Piece Audiobook

Author: Dennis Conrad

Genre: Christian 1800s Historical Fiction

Release date: August 2, 2023

Anne wonders what secret her three older brothers are hiding. When she finds out they joined to fight with the Union Army and would leave the next day, she gives them each one of her favorite two-cent pieces and says, “I want you to take one of my new two-cent pieces. I learned these coins are the first to have the words ‘In God We Trust.’ I just memorized Psalm 91:2. ‘I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.’

Out of a heart of love, Anne gives six of her special coins away hoping the message on the two-cent pieces will strengthen each person’s faith.


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My Review

I found The Two-Cent Piece to be a charming, educational, and faith based book for preschool age up to lower elementary age. The book was simple enough to keep kids' attention to finish the story in one setting, but along the way learn about the civil war, different coins of the past, and most importantly how to care for others like Jesus does. I found the illustrations to be very colorful and something a child would enjoy looking at to understand the story better. I think this book would spur many important conversations with a child about faith in Christ and how we can love one another. I also think some children may find a very worthwhile hobby in coin collecting that they didn't know about before. I could recommend this book for any child preschool age through about third grade.
Audiobook portion: The narrator had a pleasant, inviting voice and used different voices for different characters that were appropriate. I liked how it chimes when it is time to turn the page so children can follow along easily. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own. 

About the Author

A former coin collector for over fifty years, Denniscombines his love for the Bible, children’s literature, and sharing stories about the history behind coins.

He 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.

He became a life member of the Numismatic Association of Southern California in 1973. 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.

Learn more about coin collecting. Dennis offers free resources for children on his website about coin collecting:


More from Dennis

Collecting Coins Can Change Your Life! It Did Mine…

As a child, my friends and I wanted to know everything about coins.

We learned about coins through stories: Who was on each coin? What were coins made of? How were coins made? Wherewere they made? Why were some more valuable than others? and How could I start collecting on my limited budget?

Coin collecting is a hobby where collectors never stop learning! For example, when I started to watch coin prices, without realizing it, I was learning basic economics.

Over the years, I kept adding to my collection. Decades passed. I attended coin conventions, read books and articles about coins, and remembered where I had found and/or acquired each coin.

One day, my wife looked at me. “Will you ever sell your coins?”


That is when I heard God’s still small voice. 

God pointed out to me that my coins had become more important than Him. Without my realizing it, my coins had become an idol.

At that time, at the top of the market, I sold my collection without regrets, and used the money to pay off my home mortgage. 

Now, God has given me the privilege of writing stories about coins, and encouraging others to embrace a hobby that has given me a lifetime of joy.

Blessings to you and yours,

Dennis Conrad

Blog Stops

For Him and My Family, October 16

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 17

Lights in a Dark World, October 18

Mary Hake, October 18

Texas Book-aholic, October 19

A Reader’s Brain, October 20

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 21

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 22

Labor Not in Vain, October 23

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 24

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 25

Lots of Helpers, October 25

Cover Lover Book Review, October 26

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 27

Girls in White Dresses, October 28

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, October 29


To celebrate his tout, Dennis is giving away the grand prize package of a $75 Amazon Gift Card and a hardcover 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


  1. If you could invite any three people for dinner, whom would you invite?

  2. This looks like a great novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.