Item description for Guns of Thunder (Faith and Freedom) by Douglas Bond...
Overview As war nears, Ian M'Kethe is too young to go. His grandfather teaches him to hunt, along with Watookoog, an Indian, who hunts with a bow. Ian takes care of the farm by himself, growing a crop of corn and selling it to provide form his family. Although he really wants a new rifle, he makes a sacrifice and purchases a pair of spectacles for his cousin Roland instead. For the first time in ages, Roland can see clearly.
When the war arrives, Roland enlists. Ian is still too young to go. He continues to work his cornfields and take care of his family. When Roland is taken prisoner at Louisbourg, Ian in consumed with worry. Had Roland been injured? Lost his spectacles? Would the French force him to fight against his own colonials?
Now eighteen, Ian leaves his family and goes to war. But he doesn't get to fight. He find himself engage in manual labor, salvaging debris, moving cannons, digging trenches, and building. One day when he is gathering firewood, he is shot at. An Indian attacks him. But before the Indian can finish him off, Frenchmen take him prisoner.
This is an intriguing story of a boy's life during the French & Indian War. There is a lot of history packed in here, including some historical issues of faith. Overall the story was interesting as were the historical facts and Ian's life on the farm.
Publishers Description The Faith & Freedom Trilogy, sequel to the Crown & Covenant Series, chronicles new generations of the M'Kethe family who find freedom in 18th-century America. Adventure is afoot as Old World tyrannies clash with New World freedoms. Douglas Bond weaves together fictional characters with historical figures from Scottish and American history.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 9, 2007
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
Series Faith And Freedom Trilogy
Series Number 1
ISBN 1596380136 ISBN13 9781596380134
Availability 0 units.
More About Douglas Bond
Douglas Bond is the head of the English Department at Covenant High School in Tacoma, Wash., where he teaches literature, writing, and history. He also lectures on literature and church history, and leads frequent historical study tours in Europe. He holds a graduate degree in English education from St. Martin's University and a preliminary certificate in theology from Moore Theological College in Australia. He is an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Bond has written numerous works of fiction, many of them for young people, including the Crown & Covenant trilogy (focusing on a Covenanter family in Scotland) and the Faith & Freedom trilogy (following the same family to Revolutionary America). His fictional works also include a novel about John Calvin, The Betrayal. Among his nonfiction titles are Stand Fast in the Way of Truth and Hold Fast in a Broken World. Bond and his wife, Cheryl, have four sons and two daughters. They live in Tacoma.
Douglas Bond currently resides in Tacoma. Douglas Bond was born in 1958.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Guns of Thunder (Faith and Freedom)?
Another good Bond book Oct 14, 2007
My family and I are big fans of Douglas Bond. This book continues the story from Bond's incredible Crown & Covenant series. The adventure is a bit less in this one, but we enjoyed it and as always Bond weaves in significant conversation about key truths. The family along the way goes to hear Jonathan Edwards preach and the sermon is described in the book. The family also experiences the beginning of the French & Indian War with teh main character being involved in the decisive battle in Canada. Thus, it is a fun way to learn soem history as well. We would recommend this book.