Monday, February 21, 2011

The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins {review and giveaway}

When I was offered the opportunity by Tyndale House Publishers to review Jerry B. Jenkins latest novel, The Brotherhood, my reply was "yes, please!". Being a huge fan of his work with the Left Behind Series, I knew this latest novel would not disappoint. Plus, I have been known to sit and watch COPS marathons...you know, just because!



Cover: The BrotherhoodBoone Drake has it made. He’s a young cop rising rapidly through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department. He has a beautiful wife and a young son, a nice starter house, a great partner, and a career plan that should land him in the Organized Crime Division within five years. Everything is going right. Until everything goes horribly, terribly wrong. His personal life destroyed and his career and future in jeopardy, Boone buries himself in guilt and bitterness as his life spirals out of control. But when he comes face-to-face with the most vicious gang leader Chicago has seen in decades, he begins to realize that God is a God of second chances and can change the hardest heart . . . and forgive the worst of crimes. A thought-provoking police thriller from New York Times best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins. {from tyndale}
From the moment this story starts, it is filled with emotion and grabs your attention without any plans of letting go. Boone Drake is faced with an unimaginable tragedy. It threatens to destroy him and a career title that he has worked so hard for. When daily he is reminded of his loss, where will he turn? Family? Friends? His faith? God? Where do we often turn when life just doesn't go as we planned?

This story raises some tough points and answers some great questions as to just why we run from God when times get tough instead of running towards Him for the comfort and advice we need. We are so quick to blame God instead of seeking out His perfect plan in the midst of something tragic.

This story has it all; loss, healing, love, redemption, and grace! I highly recommend this book. It was a blessing to me and though the story is fiction, it rings through with so many truths.

Photo: Jerry B. Jenkins
Author Info: {from back of book} Jerry Jenkins's novels have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal mega-best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times Best Sellers List, including seven that debuted at number one, and also the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best seller lists. He has been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine.



Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a review copy of this book!

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Tyndale House Publishers has so graciously offered one of you the chance to win a copy of this amazing book. Leave a comment here before midnight {EST time} Sunday, February 27th telling me of a book(s) that left a strong impact on your heart. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, February 28th and announced here on my blog. {please leave a valid email address so I may contact you if you win!}
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But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31

4 comments:

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  2. I have read many books that left a strong impact on me. One of them is Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    transformedgeneration[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  3. I love reading books about the amish. Favorite authors are Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter. We should all learn to live the simple life.

    przhm4@comcast.net

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  4. Hi Amy!! I am deeply moved by anything Karen Kingsbury writes - I'm usually in the tissue box by the middle of the book :)

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Monday, February 21, 2011

The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins {review and giveaway}

When I was offered the opportunity by Tyndale House Publishers to review Jerry B. Jenkins latest novel, The Brotherhood, my reply was "yes, please!". Being a huge fan of his work with the Left Behind Series, I knew this latest novel would not disappoint. Plus, I have been known to sit and watch COPS marathons...you know, just because!



Cover: The BrotherhoodBoone Drake has it made. He’s a young cop rising rapidly through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department. He has a beautiful wife and a young son, a nice starter house, a great partner, and a career plan that should land him in the Organized Crime Division within five years. Everything is going right. Until everything goes horribly, terribly wrong. His personal life destroyed and his career and future in jeopardy, Boone buries himself in guilt and bitterness as his life spirals out of control. But when he comes face-to-face with the most vicious gang leader Chicago has seen in decades, he begins to realize that God is a God of second chances and can change the hardest heart . . . and forgive the worst of crimes. A thought-provoking police thriller from New York Times best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins. {from tyndale}
From the moment this story starts, it is filled with emotion and grabs your attention without any plans of letting go. Boone Drake is faced with an unimaginable tragedy. It threatens to destroy him and a career title that he has worked so hard for. When daily he is reminded of his loss, where will he turn? Family? Friends? His faith? God? Where do we often turn when life just doesn't go as we planned?

This story raises some tough points and answers some great questions as to just why we run from God when times get tough instead of running towards Him for the comfort and advice we need. We are so quick to blame God instead of seeking out His perfect plan in the midst of something tragic.

This story has it all; loss, healing, love, redemption, and grace! I highly recommend this book. It was a blessing to me and though the story is fiction, it rings through with so many truths.

Photo: Jerry B. Jenkins
Author Info: {from back of book} Jerry Jenkins's novels have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal mega-best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times Best Sellers List, including seven that debuted at number one, and also the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best seller lists. He has been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine.



Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a review copy of this book!

*********************************************************************************
Tyndale House Publishers has so graciously offered one of you the chance to win a copy of this amazing book. Leave a comment here before midnight {EST time} Sunday, February 27th telling me of a book(s) that left a strong impact on your heart. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, February 28th and announced here on my blog. {please leave a valid email address so I may contact you if you win!}
*********************************************************************************


Photobucket
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31

4 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have read many books that left a strong impact on me. One of them is Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    transformedgeneration[at]hotmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love reading books about the amish. Favorite authors are Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter. We should all learn to live the simple life.

    przhm4@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Amy!! I am deeply moved by anything Karen Kingsbury writes - I'm usually in the tissue box by the middle of the book :)

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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