Looking for a good read for you and your teenagers in connection with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year? Here’s a great suggestion – and there are others by Mr. Bond you will want to check out too, such as his historical novels on John Calvin (The Betrayal) and on John Wycliffe (The Revolt). And just out the end of January 2017 is his latest – Luther in Love. But before you get side-tracked by these titles, read the one recommended by Matt Kortus in this “Young Calvinists'” blog post last week.
The target audience of this blog is Christian young people (although if you don’t fit into this category, we hope you still read the blog!). With this in mind, I would like to recommend a book with the same target audience: The Thunder. This is a historical fiction about the life of John Knox written by Douglas Bond.
John Knox was the most influential man in bringing the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century to Scotland. God used Knox in order to bring the good news that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone to a land that was steeped in Roman Catholicism. Knox is especially well known as being a fiery preacher of the Reformed faith.
The Thunder is a historical fiction. As a fictional work, the author takes the liberty of creating narrative and expanding upon aspects of the history. At the same time, the book…
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