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Duncan's War (Crown and Covenant #1): 01 Paperback – Illustrated, 1 July 2002
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- ASIN : 0875527426
- Publisher : P & R Publishing; Illustrated edition (1 July 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780875527420
- ISBN-13 : 978-0875527420
- Reading age : 10 - 13 years
- Dimensions : 13.61 x 2.11 x 21.89 cm
- Customer Reviews:
"Children need Christian heroes and Doug Bond's splendid book meets that need. It draws from a genuinely heroic time in church history and tells a story that is rooted and grounded in the truth." --Rob Rayburn
"Here is the ideal book to curl up with on a rainy day, or to read on a dark winter night or on a long journey. Duncan's War will lift you out of today right into the seventeenth century and onto the wild moorlands of southern Scotland. It is a world inhabited by evil, danger, death, courage, and faith, where another red-heada girl called Lindseycrosses Duncan's path at just the right time. How Duncan's day-dreams become reality is a story not to be missed." --Sinclair B Ferguson, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C.
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The Crown & Covenant series follows the lives of the M’Kethe family as they endure persecution in 17th–century Scotland. Douglas Bond weaves together fictional characters with historical figures from Scottish Covenanting history.
Young Duncan M'Kethe finds himself caught in the web of Sir James Turner, the former Covenanter turned military leader of the persecutors.
Duncan is torn by his hatred of Turner's dragoons, who have treated his friends cruelly, and his father's instructions to love them.
He must be true to Jesus Christ while attempting to rescue his father from enemy hands.
The Crown & Covenant series includes:
- Book 1 - Duncan’s War
- Book 2 - King’s Arrow
- Book 3 - Rebel’s Keep
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I've always loved the stories of the Scottish Covenanters, especially the steadfast faith they exhibited during their many hardships (I think Fair Sunshine is a convicting little book when it comes to being willing to give up your life for the faith). Without idolizing them, I must say I look at many of them--and many other early Reformers--as spiritual giants, used mightily by God, compared to me and my "trials."
This short novel, I believe to be very well written; Bond has a good handle on how to write a good novel, especially for someone not as well known as the popular writers of the day.
Besides being a good story. It also contains a good amount of biblical truth in it; it deals with many of the questions I've had myself when attempting to reconcile my Christian faith with my temporal duty as a soldier. When is it right to take another life? How is it loving our enemies to do so? When is war/fighting/violence just? Why, if God is for us, does he allow us to be defeated at times (and not just in war, but in many aspects of life)?
I highly recommend this book. I am actually looking forward to reading the next two! I'm sure I'll be writing a review on those as well.
I was thinking while reading this book that I would love to read this to my older children some day. I say older, because the book does deal with some of the harsh realities of war, bloodshed, hangings, and torture.
Soli Deo Gloria!