"Everything Douglas Bond writes is a fascinating read." Joel Belz, WORLD Magazine
Monday, March 20, 2017
2 GRACE AWARD Finalist Bond Books for 2016
Thanks to the many of you who nominated my books for the GRACE AWARDS (2016). Not one but two of them are GW finalists (as near as I could tell, the only two books by the same author to make the finals), for which I am grateful to God.
YOUNG ADULT: (including Middle Grade and New Adult)
REVOLT by Douglas Bond ( P&R Publishing) ~ In his short career as a
battle secretary, Hugh West’all has come close to death many times. But
when he leaves the war behind to enter the hallowed halls of Oxford, he
meets John of Wycliffe and soon embarks on a mission even more
exciting—and perhaps just as dangerous. Using his scribe’s quill to
translate the Bible into English, the language of the common people,
Hugh begins to understand the beauty of the gospel as never before. But
he and his friends are up against the corrupt monolith of the medieval
church, and it will stop at nothing to crush Wycliffe’s work.
BATTLE OF SEATTLE by Doughlas Bond (P&R Publishing) ~ It’s 1855 in
the Pacific Northwest, and hostility between white settlers and native
tribes is rising quickly, leading to deaths on both sides. As tensions
mount, young William Tidd joins Charles Eaton’s Rangers on a mission to
hunt down Chief Leschi of the Nisqually. If they can stop him, they may
be able to end the bloodshed before it gets worse . . . but not everyone
wants peace with the enemy. Is all-out war inevitable? Through
skirmishes, raids, close calls, and betrayal—William’s assumptions,
beliefs, courage, and friendships will all be challenged in a few
Douglas Bond, author of more than 25 books, is husband of Cheryl, father of six, and grandfather of two. He is director of the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, a ruling elder in the PCA, a speaker at conferences, and a leader of Church history tours in Europe.