John Knox lives a life of adventure and danger in turbulent, corrupt, sixteenth-century Scotland. Finding himself a wanted man, Knox is besieged in a castle by French soldiers,; seized and made a galley slave. Yet he is unflinching in his stand for the gospel, even in the face of assassins and death, and even when his fiery preaching makes him an enemy of Mary, Queen of Scots.
John Knox, the Thundering Scot, lives a life of adventure and danger. Here is the surprising story of a man unflinching in his stand for the gospel, even in the face of assassins and death.
Douglas Bond is the author of a number of books of historical fiction and biography. He and his wife have two daughters and four sons. Bond is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America, a teacher, a conference speaker, and a leader of church history tours. Visit his website at www.bondbooks.net.
Douglas Bond tells an incredible story that is little known today: God's grace at work in the life of John Knox and the struggle for the Reformation in Scotland. "The Thunder" is historically informative and spiritually inspiring, as well as highly enjoyable and fast-paced. Here is unfolded the life of a man filled with the grace of Christ and made courageous by his faith in God's Word. "The Thunder" is a book that believing fathers will want their sons to read -- in fact, it is an ideal book for fathers to read to their children. "The Thunder" is a gripping novel sure to stir the faith of anyone who longs to see the triumph of God's Word in our own time
In his latest novel, The Thunder, Douglas Bond deftly escorts us into the sixteenth-century world of John Knox through the eyes of a young studentan ideal means of letting the reader observe and experience the life of Knox firsthand. Bonds careful use of language suited to the time period allows for a seamless flow from narrative to the actual text of Knoxs powerful sermons, while rich, descriptive passages paint a vivid picture of Scotland and England during the Reformation. The spiritual aspect of the story is richer still, inviting the reader to wrestle with the Gospel truths Knox so fearlessly preached. A fine work, honoring the memory and message of the Thundering Scot.
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