John Knox, the Thundering Scott, lives a life of adventure and danger in turbulent, corrupt 16th-century Scotland. Finding himself a wanted man, Knox is besieged in a castle by French soldiers, seized, and made a galley slave. Yet he is unflinching in his stand for the gospel, even in the face of assassins and death, and even when his fiery preaching makes him an enemy of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Told from the perspective of a young student resolved to protect Knox no matter the cost, Douglas Bond's thrilling biographical novel provides a look at the harrowing life story of a giant of the faith.
Discover the fascinating story of a timid man transformed by the grace and power of the gospel into one of the most influential figures in Scottish history.
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REALLY wanted to love this
This was one book I really wanted to like. I have always loved the story of John Knox. And any Reformation pastor during this time period, who faced extreme persecution, is always a most interesting topic. But, I couldn't follow this book, It's told through the point of view of a pupil of John Knox. And unfortunately given that it's historical fiction, it's hard to establish a definitive point of view. Of course it's told through his eyes, but as a bystander. Unfortunately, it was easy to get lost. And then out of no where the author would go off into a history dissertation, namely of Mary Queen of Scots and her familial disasters. Stefan Rudnicki was fine here, but I've listened to him in numerous other books, and he was more effective in them. In this book he attempts too many accents and it's hard to listen to.