John Knox, the Thundering Scot, 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.
Douglas Bond is the author of a number of books of historical fiction and biography. He and his wife have two daughters and four sons. Bond is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America, a teacher, a conference speaker, and a leader of church history tours.
"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 Phillips, pastor and author of THE MASCULINE MANDATE
"Though I love John Knox, I rarely enjoy reading about John Knox. Most biographers leave me feeling like a pathetic worm beside this mighty lion of Scotland. But, to my great surprise, this book lifted my spirits and even inspired me! Why? Because Douglas Bond has captured and communicated the secret of John Knox's power - a genuinely felt and openly confessed weakness that depended daily and completely on the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. Mighty weakness! What an encouraging message for all worms who want to be lions!" - Dr. David P Murray, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary