Item description for Thunder from Jerusalem: A Novel of the Struggle for Jerusalem (Zion Legacy #2) by Bodie Thoene & Brock Thoene...
Overview A novel set in Israel during the War for Independence follows a group of Jewish soldiers as they battle for control of Jerusalem.
Publishers Description Early on the morning of May 19, 1948, the long siege of Jerusalem's Old City is lifted as patriot soldiers break through the Zion Gate. But the celebration is short-lived-a long battle ensues. Moshe Sachar, a professor and strategist for the Haganah group, must keep the movement's momentum alive in the face of a dissenting mayor and a disguised SS assassin who has infiltrated the group. Meanwhile, Rachel, his pregnant wife, tends to the growing numbers of wounded at the hospital. Bodie and Brock Thoene bring to life the stories of a striking cast of characters in an epic story of heroism, tragedy, romance, and faith set against a momentous turning point in the history of the world's most sacred city.
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Studio: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Zion Legacy
Series Number 2
ISBN 0141002182 ISBN13 9780141002187
Availability 0 units.
More About Bodie Thoene & Brock Thoene
BODIE AND BROCK THOENE (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 65 works of historical fiction. Over thirty-five million of these best-selling novels are in print. Eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discovered—the Thoenes are not only master stylists but experts at capturing readers’ minds and hearts.
Bodie began her writing career as a teen journalist for her local newspaper. Eventually her byline appeared in prestigious periodicals such as U.S. News and World Report, The American West, and The Saturday Evening Post. She also worked for John Wayne’s Batjac Productions (she’s best known as author of The Fall Guy) and ABC Circle Films as a writer and researcher. John Wayne described her as “a writer with talent that captures the people and the times!” She has degrees in journalism and communications.
Brock has often been described by Bodie as “an essential half of this writing team.” With degrees in both history and education, Brock has, in his role as researcher and story-line consultant, added the vital dimension of historical accuracy. Due to such careful research, The Zion Covenant and The Zion Chronicles series are recognized by the American Library Association, as well as Zionist libraries around the world, as classic historical novels and are used to teach history in college classrooms.
Bodie and Brock have four grown children—Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie—and eight grandchildren. Their sons, Jake and Luke, are carrying on the Thoene family talent as the next generation of writers, and Luke produces the Thoene audiobooks.
Bodie and Brock divide their time between London, Hawaii, Central California, and Nevada.
Bodie Thoene currently resides in Glenbrook, in the state of Nevada. Bodie Thoene was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about Thunder From Jerusalem (Zion Legacy V2)?
Better than expected Sep 11, 2005
I received this book quickly and in exccellent condition. I haven't read it yet but it is part of a series and I the previous volume is exceptional.
A Beautiful, Touching Christian Novel... Sep 12, 2004
I don't even read novels usually, but this book touched me and opened my eyes to things I had not considered before. The Thoene's write so poignantly and so movingly about things so common and simple, they have a way of reaching right for your heart!
History Prettied UP and Slanted TO a Particular Group Jul 21, 2004
Just who in truth helped Israel and how many is an historical fact. This Author and others like him want people to believe that there was a HUGE amount of people in Israel helping those poor Jews over there. This is NOT TRUE. Not true at all.
We cannot let the history of Israel Ancient OR Present be HYJACKED by other people and used for their purposes. That aspect of these "books" has to be delt with first. Second, People picking up these books think they are written by Jewish Authors and will BLAME any negative depiction of Arabs and Islam on Jews.... Our Community must get the word out that we are NOT the Authors of these "Historical Novels". Anything you read in these books come NOT from OUR brains and feelings.
Jews need to get back IN CHARGE of telling our own history. (Other Minority Communities would never allow this situation to develop or contine ie OTHERS telling their stories) Meanwhile these people are making a fortune USING..OUR RELIGION and Israel. I dont like it and others of the Jewish Community who are just finding out about these so called "historical novels" dont like this situation either.
Theres a different ADJENDA about the Land of Israel going on here with these writers.. Their Adjenda is: The End Times. That isnt the way most Jews want their COUNTRY to end up.
Librarians..IF you hand me one of these books as a HISTORICAL NOVEL of ISREAL (not a mish mash of Religious Hopes and Sort of History and possibly a Missionizing Vehicle)..will you inform me that this is NOT written by Jews and DOES have another Adjenda..ie Revelation? And if, by chance, one of these books leads you down the path to to trying to get you to accept another Religion ***(ONE of these books I read actually DID switch into Missionizing Efforts at the End )will you inform me that this book has Missionizing aspects to it? I think Librarians and Book Sellers had better LABEL these books for what they are. If I want to be Missionized to ..I want to know about it BEFOREHAND.
How MUCH money are these people in fact making on the telling of their view of Israel?
Thunder from Jerusalem Aug 20, 2002
After a couple of false starts I finished this book, and found the historical perspective, as well as many of the characters enjoyable. Although I do not share the academic pedigrees enjoyed by the Thoenes, I felt there were certain inaccuracies in parts of the story. Although this took away from my own enjoyment of the account, it is quite possible that the fault is mine.
Mallowcups for the Thoenes Sep 14, 2001
Everything, even a book review, is in a different cast since September 11. What hits this half-masted heart is the sole motivation of Peter Wallich, one of the Jewish defenders of beseiged Jerusalem...he only wants a place for children to grow up free. Truly, now baptized with fire, we can understand how the Israeli Jews felt...at least, we can understand the bewilderment of hatred.
On a technical side...knowing how the Thoenes operate, I wonder just how many people they drilled for "the story." I am stunned at the details, and as one reviewer put it, wonder where the line is drawn between fact and fiction. I do know that the Thoenes spent four months on a barge in Paris researching "Twilight of Courage." They asked elderly Parisians this question: "Where were you the day France fell?" The stories in that book were true. Makes me extremely curious about this new series.
Who did they talk to this time? What did they ask? Someday I'd like to wrest the info out of them...maybe torture it out of them, they way they torture ME when the NEXT BOOK is not INSTANTLY in my hand. I'd display Mallowcups on a silver tray inches from their little faces...
Well, I am their SLAVE and must read the next book NOW lest I perish. The Thoenes once again show that they can turn out book after book and still hit it dead on. Memorable characters, breathless action, scenes that make me bawl and scenes that make me Yee Ha. All in all, you feel like you walk away with something in your pocket when the book is done.