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The Thunder: A Novel on John Knox (Bond)

SKU ‎ 9781596382145


John Knox, the Thundering Scott, lives a life of adventure and danger in turbulent, corrupt sixteenth-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.


  • Author: Douglas Bond
  • Pages: 400
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2012


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  • Paperback:  400 pages
  • Published:  2012
  • ISBN‏ : ‎ 9781596382145
  • 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.


  • Douglas Bond tells an incredible story that is little known today: God's grace at work in the life of John Knox and the struggle for the Reformation in Scotland. "The Thunder" is historically informative and spiritually inspiring, as well as highly enjoyable and fast-paced. Here is unfolded the life of a man filled with the grace of Christ and made courageous by his faith in God's Word. "The Thunder" is a book that believing fathers will want their sons to read -- in fact, it is an ideal book for fathers to read to their children. "The Thunder" is a gripping novel sure to stir the faith of anyone who longs to see the triumph of God's Word in our own time--Richard D. Phillips, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina; Chairman, Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology
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