Monday, March 19, 2012

THE THUNDER, a novel on JOHN KNOX coming soon!

June release, 2012
THE THUNDER, a novel on John Knox, my second adult fiction historical novel (companion to The Betrayal) to release in June with P&R Publishing. "The Thunder is a gripping novel sure to stir the faith of anyone who longs to see the triumph of God's Word in our own time." Richard Phillips, pastor and author of THE MASCULINE MANDATE

I am discovering that writing some books is more fun than writing others. I am pleased with the final product on this novel, but the process was very difficult for me. Maybe there were things I needed to learn that were painful to learn; I don't know for sure. But looking back now (I finished the initial draft 13 months ago), it was a rich experience. Nearly three times the word count of THE MIGHTY WEAKNESS OF JOHN KNOX, my profile biography with Reformation Trust (Ligonier), I think it will make a good companion read to the non-fiction biography. You can listen to RADIO INTERVIEWS on both books about John Knox.

“In his latest novel, The Thunder, Douglas Bond deftly escorts us into the sixteenth-century world of John Knox through the eyes of a young student—an ideal means of letting the reader observe and experience the life of Knox firsthand. Bond’s careful use of language suited to the time period allows for a seamless flow from narrative to the actual text of Knox’s powerful sermons, while rich, descriptive passages paint a vivid picture of Scotland and England during the Reformation. The spiritual aspect of the story is richer still, inviting the reader to wrestle with the Gospel truths Knox so fearlessly preached. A fine work, honoring the memory and message of the Thundering Scot.”
                                           Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of the Lowlands of Scotland series


  1. I can't wait to read it!!!

    1. I'm reading the copy edited version before it is finalized for going to press. I think you will enjoy it, Allie, and more!