Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Brotherhood: Blog Tour and Giveaway



About The Book:


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.


You can read an excerpt of The Brotherhood here (in PDF Format)


About The Author:



Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago and currently chairman of the board of trustees, is the author of more than 175 books, including the best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times Best Sellers List (seven in the number-one spot) and have also appeared on the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists.Desecration, book nine in the Left Behind series, was the best-selling book in the world in 2001. His books have sold nearly 70 million copies.

Also the former editor of Moody magazine, his writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts,Christianity Today and dozens of other periodicals. He was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine in 2004.

His nonfiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Joe Gibbs, Walter Payton, and Nolan Ryan among many others. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Jenkins assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his autobiography, Just As I Am, also a New York Times best seller. Jerry spent 13 months working with Dr. Graham, which he considers the privilege of a lifetime.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically acclaimed movieMidnight Clear, based on his book of the same name. Seewww.Jenkins-Entertainment.com.

Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers. Under Jerry's leadership, the guild has expanded to include college-credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests, as well as an annual conference. Seewww.ChristianWritersGuild.com.

As a marriage-and-family author, Jerry has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family radio program and is a sought-after speaker and humorist. Seewww.AmbassadorSpeakers.com.

Jerry has been awarded four honorary doctorates. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown sons and six grandchildren.

Check out Jerry's blog at http://jerryjenkins.blogspot.com



For more information on The Brotherhood and Jerry B. Jenkins check out Tyndale online.


My Review:


With dramatic scenes and life-altering events you will meet a cast of characters that will impact you in a way you would never expect from a novel. The main character, Boone,  has been dealt a blow that is unimaginable and you are taken on his journey through the grieving process.


 A very powerful book that keep me in tears for much of it, and reminded just how fleeting life is and to cherish every moment with my family.  I was also reminded that in every situation I encounter, God is in complete control. In both the good, and especially the bad. He has brought me through some tough situations in the last few years (not as difficult as Boone, but difficult just the same) and I am so glad that He brought me through them.  


The main lesson I learned in reading The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins that even in the darkest of times, God is in control and I just have to Let Go and Let God bring me through the valley.


I have been a fan of Jerry B. Jenkins since the Left Behind Series, and I look forward to reading the rest of this series.


I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.


BUY IT: You can purchase The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins online through Christian Book, and Amazon, as well as through your local Christian bookseller.


WIN IT: 
I have a coupon 
for a copy of 
The Brotherhood 
for one (1) lucky reader
 (can be redeemed 
for a free copy 
at your local bookseller)

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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Tyndale, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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