The Brotherhood, A Precinct 11 Novel is a new book in a series by the popular author Jerry B. Jenkins of Left Behind fame. Jenkins has authored 175 books and of those, 20 have made it to the New York Times best sellers list.
Boone Drake appears to be "all set". Perfect life, pretty wife, son and the beginnings of a promising career define him. That is until he has a Book of Job day. When the dust settles, the remains are sparse. Guilt, bitterness and unbelief rule his thoughts. He does have a few advantages; a persistent pastor and at least the job he loves, for now. When that is put on the line, he realizes what little he really has. After some plot twists and text messages from his faithful pastor, his life begins to change. His trust in God and God's ability to change people is literally put to the test as meets a viscous gang leader whose fame is in his many brutal kills.
I have always been a Jenkins fan and a lover of old police shows. I welcomed this novel, it grabbed me right away with the action and kept me on the edge. The details of the police 'brotherhood' and the streets of Chicago were fascinating to me. This is quick read with strong modern Christian characters and realistic action. My son, who also loved the Left Behind series is anxious to start reading this one. I have to warn you, Jenkins does leave you hanging at the end. No spoilers here, but I am looking forward to Jenkins' next in the precinct 11 series The Betrayal.
I came away with this
I enjoy fiction, especially Christian fiction with characters that have qualities in their lives that I lack. In the Brotherhood, Pastor Sosa, was inspiring. He didn't claim to have all of the answers, he didn't try to fix everything, yet he had a passion for sharing the word of God, faithfully. His text messaging of Bible verses was a little outside of the box for me, but brilliant. When I am trying to encourage someone, I often use my own words to help. This is nice, but it is not the same as the Word of God. For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ~Hebrews 4:12. After reading The Brotherhood, I was challenged to share more of God's word and less of me.
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