Saturday, February 5, 2011

THE BROTHERHOOD by JERRY B. JENKINS (review and give a way)

I read a lot of great books. The Brotherhood by far is the best book I have read this year. Maybe even in years. This book had a great impact on my life. We meet Boone Drake, a Chicago police officer, who is married to a beautiful woman and has a son he cherishes. Boone has everything. His life is just about as good as one can get until one day when everything changes before him. In one moment life is never the same. As I read these pages I cried as though it was real. I cried as though I knew these very characters. My heart broke for this man. We see what happens when we place our faith in everything around us, but the One who deserves it. We see what can happen when we just simply walk through life without really paying attention.

This book was a reminder to me to never take anything for granted. I also know that without my faith I have nothing. My life could be filled with everything just like Boone's and it wouldn't bring the joy that having an intimate relationship with Christ can. Boone had the perfect family, the perfect job and the perfect partner. He has desires to breakthrough the drug wars on the streets. His passion is to bring peace, but first he must find peace in his heart.

If I write too much I will give it away and I don't want to do that. The jacket of this book tells just enough so that when you open the pages and read, the words that are before you are powerful and unexpected.

We see so much here within these pages. We see the brotherhood of the police force, along with the brotherhood of Christianity. In one moment we could have everything taken away. What would you do? Boone thought he was a Christian. He went to church and prayed, but he was missing the relationship with Christ. We see Boone go through a transformation.

Friends, this is one book you do not want to miss out on. In fact Tyndale is having a give a way. All you must do is leave a comment here under this post. February 25 I will post the  winner who will receive a gift certificate for this breathtaking read that will change your life forever.

This book was a gift from Tyndale for it's review.

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 movie Midnight Clear, based on his book of the same name. See http://www.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. See http://www.blogger.com/goog_1109522439
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. See http://www.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://www.blogger.com/goog_1109522445
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