Book Description: Boone 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 Timesbest-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins.
My Review: Wow! A new series by Jerry B. Jenkins. In the first chapter we are introduced to Boone Drake and his family. A beautiful wife, a sweet son, and rising in the ranks as a policeman. Boone and his wife find the home they've always dreamed of. Life is good!
But as life goes . . . sometimes things are beyond our control especially when we've been the ones in control and not God. A life lesson that will either make or break one. Boone must choose. A choice that will bring him closer to the Father but could very well jeopardize his job. The job he fought for and worked hard for may all be for naught now. And then tragedy beyond his wildest dreams takes place. His whole world is turned.upside.down! Feeling the lowest of the low Boone realizes that following God isn't just an option . . . it's his life's blood. The picture of Boone coming to Christ is a sweet picture of saved by grace and not of works!
Now Boone is confronted by one of Chicago's toughest gang leaders to help "get" one of the largest crime rings in the country. Can Boone do the job even though it will take all he can give and then some?!? You'll find yourself holding your breath as you root for and urge Boone on.
This incredible story though fiction made me realize how true.to.life this story could actually be. Friends who are in the police force have an amazing ability to touch others lives that I may not ever see. So, after reading this story I came to realize the importance of praying for my brothers and sisters in the police field. Thankful for reads like this that not only encourage our faith but make us to see how to pray and encourage those in the line of duty.
This compelling 5 star read is not to be missed! The Brotherhood is definitely a chair side crime detective's novel. This is christian mystery/thriller at its best!
*I reviewed this book for Tyndale*
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About the Author:
Dr. Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing and currently writer-at-large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 160 books, including the 63,000,000-selling Left Behind series.
Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, Dr. Jenkins's writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Jerry and Dr. Tim LaHaye were profiled in a May 24, 2004 cover story in Newsweek magazine entitled "The New Prophets of Revelation."
Jerry's non-fiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Orel Hershiser, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and many others.
Jenkins also assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times bestseller.
Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, and also the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers and has nearly 2,000 members worldwide.