The Brotherhood - eBook
The Brotherhood Jerry B. Jenkins
This book is an excellent police story. I really love how Jerry has Boone go through feelings and questions that I think I would face in this tragedy. I also really like how he uses God in Boone's unsaved partner to help him through this rough time. I'm definitely going to read the next book in this series and am looking forward to it. Thank you for such a well written book Jerry B. Jenkins.
March 7, 2013
A Must Read!
This book is the first in a series of books by Jerry Jenkins. Jerry Jenkins is one of my favorite authors. His books always keep my attention and this one is no different. I couldn't put this book down...it's a must read!
January 17, 2013
Rating: Enjoyed but slightly disappointed.
Boone Drake has spent most of his life working toward the goal of the Organized Crime Division for the Chicago Police Department. He is a young police officer who is working hard and plays it by the books. He is happy with his beautiful wife and adorable. Everything seems to be going according to plan until one day when Drake loses everything he loves the most and his career is now in jeopardy. He is not sure how to recover or he ever will. But a path that brings him face to face with the most dangerous gang leader also brings him face to face with a faith that he now questions and must redefine.
I was given the second book in this series to review, so I had to go out and get the first one. I enjoyed this book, there were parts that I felt could have gone deeper or have been less predictable. But it was still good writing. I think that Drake has a faith but like most people there are other things that he has to focus on so itÃ¢ÂÂs not a priority. The event that emphasizes is devastating, but I am not sure if anyone Ã¢ÂÂregardless of the strength of their faith-could recover so quickly from. I guess thatÃ¢ÂÂs whatÃ¢ÂÂs disappointing- time does pass to show the process of grieving and healing but it still felt like it was happening too fast.
But thatÃ¢ÂÂs really all of my complaints for this book. I like the struggle with faith and questioning God. I like the fact that, though it is mild, Drake turns to drinking. ItÃ¢ÂÂs not something common that you see in Christian fiction; alternative methods of dealing with stress and unwanted tragedies. But itÃ¢ÂÂs a real response. So I appreciate that. I like the connection that develops between Drake and the gang leader. There is even the fluttering of a romance that is nicely done.
The ending was a lot less predictable than DrakeÃ¢ÂÂs faith struggle. And though I wasnÃ¢ÂÂt gung-ho over this book, I am glad that I read it and I am looking forward to reading the next one. This was a different glance at cops behind the scenes and it was believable and refreshing.
Recommendation: Fans of Jerry Jenkins, police drama, adult fiction
October 22, 2011
Exciting & attention keeping
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down so read it in a couple days.
August 1, 2011