Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins

An unexpected accident changes Boone Drake's life in an instant. Faced with death, guilt, and bitterness, Boone disdains the house he lived in and the God he claimed to serve. Unable to understand such tragedy, he searches for meaning in his job, his routine, and the bottom of a bottle. Led by the faithful Pastor Sosa and supported by his partner, Jack, Boone faces one day at a time and finds that time does not heal all wounds, sometimes there is no human understanding about why tragedy occurs, but there is a God who is faithful through it all. From the depths of depression to the thrill of rounding up gang leaders, Boone travels a difficult path and ultimately finds that there is a hope to live for.

It didn't take long for The Brotherhood to grab my attention. Jerry Jenkins' writing style is flawless and easy to read, yet compelling. The moral lesson that stood out to me most was the theme about the importance of valuing a relationship with God in both the good and the bad times. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Any one of us could experience an unexpected tragedy. The important thing is to recognize that God is with us whether life is going great or if things are tough.

I found the plot unique. It's not everyday that you read about a gang leader, repentance, and forgiveness all together. I recommend this book to anyone who likes fiction. People who are affiliated with law enforcement or enjoy law enforcement novels will especially enjoy this book. Although the book is good as a stand alone, I look forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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