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The Resistance (Bond)

SKU ‎ 9781945062087


Lt. Eli Evans, B-17 bomber pilot, is shot down over enemy-occupied France in 1944. Surrounded by Resistance fighters, a licensed-to-kill SOE British agent, and Marxist sympathizers, Evans and his navigator must evade a ruthless Nazi manhunt if they are to survive. Resistance sympathizer Aimée hates war but is forced to act with courage, risking her life for others. Engaged in ambush and sabotage, the combatants will debate broadcast talks by C. S. Lewis, heard as they listen to the BBC for coded messages from London. Full Review True to form, Douglas Bond delivers yet another historical novel sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of both the young and the old. Readers will thrill at the high-stakes, fast-paced cat and mouse game that ensues among downed Army Air Corps pilot Eli Evans, navigator Charlie Tucker, and the Waffen SS. The timing of events and diversity among the characters kept the tension hovering at or above an 8 on a 0-10 scale. From the moment the B-17 crashes, until the invasion of Normandy; time (and pages) seemed to fly by. I've read a number of books recounting the events leading up to D-Day, but this one provided a unique perspective. The cast of American aircrew, French Resistance, Communist sympathizers, along with the SOE operative, lent to a wide range of viewpoints on politics, religion, and the best plan of action for the team. One of the reasons that navigator Charlie “Chuckles” Tucker was my favorite character is because he could be counted on to break the tension of any given circumstance. Chock-full of historical facts, this novel will make another wonderful addition to our homeschool library. Not only this, but our son has already read War in the Wasteland, where he was introduced to a young atheist, Clive Staples Lewis. When he picks up this novel he will be able to recognize the transformative power of the Holy Spirit in the life of C.S. Lewis through his BBC radio transmissions.


  • Author: Douglas Bond
  • Pages: 298
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2018


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Product Details:

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 298 pages
  • Published:  2018
  • ISBN : ‎ 9781945062087
  • Author:  Douglas Bond


  • Douglas Bond is author of more than thirty books of historical fiction, biography, devotion, and practical theology, including several books now in Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, and Korean. Two-book Grace Award finalist (The Revolt and The Battle of Seattle, 2016), Bond is director of the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, is adjunct instructor in church history and creative writing at three institutions of higher learning, and leads Church history tours in Europe. He is father of six children and seven (and counting) grandchildren.


  • "I commend Doug's knowledge of Church history. I've heard very few people who have such an extensive knowledge of Church history and who really see it with all of the important distinctions." TIM CHALLIES -- Tim Challies, author, blogger, speaker
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