10 February 2011

The Brotherhood, A Tyndale Book Review and Giveaway

ABOUT THE BOOK: (from the publisher)

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 Times best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins

And now here is my review:

I was absolutely thrilled when Tyndale House Publishers gave me the opportunity to review this book!
Even better, there is a Giveaway tied to this review so please read on!

When reviewing any book there is a fine line betwixt giving the whole summary and telling the reader just the right amount of information to entice him/her the read the entire book!
I admit to have very much enjoyed the Left Behind series and therefore was already acquainted with some of Mr. Jenkins' work and once again, I was not disappointed!

I will begin by letting you know I give this book 4 1/2 stars!

The Brotherhood, an 11th Precinct novel, is I believe, the first of a series about Chicago's PD and the men and women in blue who upheld the law despite all odds in a world too often violent.
But this is also a story of Christian beliefs based on God's love and redemption.

For Boone Drake, life is everything he could wish! He loves his job, has a lovely wife named Nikki, a wonderful son, a brand new home, a great partner.
But as we read on, we soon realize God does not have a big place in it!
When tragedy strikes, his whole life is torn apart and drifting even further away from God, he soon become a bitter man and takes solace in alcohol.

This story grips you very soon as you discover yourself wishing with all your might for Boone Drake to know God is there for you if you only let Him!

And once again Jerry B. Jenkins mastery allows us to read a well developed story.
From organized crime and the violent world of drugs to all the many challenges faced everyday by the police force to keep law and order, we follow a man's soul searching during excruciating challenges.
But life goes on and Boone has much to face.
In his wife's bible he finds a little card titled ' My Prayer list' which includes several names and situations. At the top he sees his own: "Boone - may he become a complete man of God and remain a devoted husband and loving father".
On one of the blank pages at the back of the Bible Nikki had written, My favourite verse: "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart' Psalm 37:4."

This is the story of one man who ultimately, when facing all that he has lost, finds his way again and he is not alone. With the help of friends and pastor and a new direction in his life, Boone Drake learns to accept there are second chances for all of us and forgiveness is possible.

Lesson learned once again: God is always there!

It remains for me to say I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

Meet the Author:

Jerry B. Jenkins (blog)

Jerry B. Jenkins is the most prolific and highest-selling evangelical novelist of our time. He is the author of more than 175 books, including the 63,000,000-selling Left Behind series.
Asked how he is able to write so much, Jenkins says, “I don’t sing or dance or preach. This is all I do.”

And now, allow me to share with you our Giveaway:

Tyndale House Publishers and Jerry B. Jenkins graciously will award one of our readers a copy of the book The Brotherhood.

Please share with us in a comment why you think you should be the lucky recipient!
Don't forget to include your email address so that I may contact you and send you Tyndale House Publishers Free product Award Certificate to redeem at any bookstore!

Giveaway rules: Entry limited to residents of the US and Canada. One entry per household, 18 and older.

An independent party will choose the best comment and
the winner will be announced on the 22nd of February on this blog! Good luck!

As always please note I received a copy of the book for this review from the Publisher. I was not asked to give it a positive review and the opinion reflected is my own entirely.


  1. The book sounds more than intriguing! That's why I want to win...

  2. Books sounds very appealing to me, being both of faith and in law enforcement, thanks for the review.

  3. i love to read crystletellerday@yahoo.com

  4. This book sounds really interesting. I know that there are second chances in life, I have worked with kids, that other people have given up on. I would really like to read this book.

  5. Maybe God wants me to read this book since my husband plans on switching careers to be a police officer! I often wonder how the stressors of the job will affect him and out relationship/relationship with God. I try not to worry that much since he hasn't even started his auxillary position and luckily the city where he is serving as an auxillary officer is more of a 'speed trap' than anything lol!

  6. I am a huge mystery,thriller fan. Everyone needs a second chance

    rhondastruthers atyahoo.ca

  7. I love mysteries and true believer that everyone should have a second chance in life.
    Diane baum

  8. This is for my neighbor!



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