Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Thousand Shall Fall by Bodie and Brock Thoene

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"The Roaring Twenties promise peace and prosperity after the Great War. But is all what it seems?

Nine-year-old David O’Halloran has not had an easy life. He can’t even remember his father. Now his beloved mother is dying of cancer in St. Francis Hospital in Philadelphia, leaving David home alone with his drunk, abusive stepfather. Who was my real father? David longs to know. Then one day, while in his mother’s room, he discovers some letters . . . and the shocking truth.

Former soldier Max Meyer, now a respected financial columnist for the New York Times, is convinced of a pending stock-market crash. But no one wants to listen to this doomsday report. Especially Mob Boss Quinn, who has a lot to lose and would do anything to keep Max silent.

After ten years of hard work on the oil rigs of Oklahoma, Birch Tucker at last returns home to Shiloh, Arkansas, with his wife, Trudy, and their three sons. It is the place of their hopes and dreams . . . but will it last?

Will anything in America survive the great stock-market crash of 1929?" 

   Another great work by the Thoenes! This book was truly captivating. I was immediately drawn into the story of "Cannibal", David O'Halloran, and the Tuckers. Again, the Thoenes' wonderful descriptive talents shine through their work. I literally felt as though I was there with the characters. Usually, after I talked with Jesus, I laid in bed and thought about what I had read and imagined what I will read.

   This book was a clean, Christ-centered book. I found the comparison the Thoenes made between Mammon and the stock market very true. What an interesting view at the situation! And the ending was a wonderful surprise. It truly showed that Jesus has helped us even before we even know we need help!

   I found this book to be a delightful read and I highly recommend it for those who enjoy Christian, historical fiction. It (and the whole Shiloh Legacy series) can be purchased at, etc....

   If anyone has been inspired to read this book because of this review, let me know. I would enjoy sharing in your reading experience!

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