Tyndale House Publishers, ISBN 978-1-4143-0922-4
Rating: 4 ~ I Like It
Boone Drake is a police officer in the Chicago Police Department. Having all that he could ever ask for, he is married to the woman of his dreams and together, they have an adorable toddling son. Boone also has an on-track career plan that will see him rise up the police job ranks. Just when life is as good as it could ever be, tragedy strikes and Boone’s world is turned upside down. Stripped of everything he had worked hard to achieve, Boone has to learn to depend solely on God even when it is hard to comprehend why some things we hate happen in life.
The Brotherhood wasn’t a very intense read due to the lapses in it. There were parts in the book where the action wasn’t as much as I had hope it would be. The beginning and end of the book was predictable. But what made the book different and interesting to read was the tragedy. It was twist that was both unique and unexpected. One would have expected it to be something that would merely rock the main character’s world but no, it is a twist that literally tears apart and removes everything from the character. The book also teaches us that life is not always smooth-sailing and things we work for our whole lives to achieve can be taken away from us in just a moment. Important life lessons about dealing with tragedy and how God never leaves us even though we sometimes go astray from Him are also dealt with in the book. Overall, The Brotherhood has a remarkably well plot that makes the book a pretty riveting read despite a few uninteresting parts. There will be two sequels to The Brotherhood and I am looking forward to reading them.
Jerry B. Jenkins has authored over 175 books, 20 of which reached the New York Times Best Sellers list. His writings have appeared in dozens of both Christian and secular periodicals. Jenkins also owns Jenkins Entertainment (which produced the critically acclaimed movies, Midnight Clear and What If…) and Christian Writers Guild. Check out his website at http://www.jerryjenkins.com.
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