Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thief of Glory Book Review

I have a really awesome book I wanted to tell you about called Thief of Glory written by Sigmund Brouwer that is a story about what it's like in the 1940's and I think you will love reading it as much as I did.

A boy coming of age in a time of war…the love that inspires him to survive.

For ten year-old Jeremiah Prins, the life of privilege as the son of a school headmaster in the Dutch East Indies comes crashing to a halt in 1942 after the Japanese Imperialist invasion of the Southeast Pacific. Jeremiah takes on the responsibility of caring for his younger siblings when his father and older stepbrothers are separated from the rest of the family, and he is surprised by what life in the camp reveals about a woman he barely knows—his frail, troubled mother.

Amidst starvation, brutality, sacrifice and generosity, Jeremiah draws on all of his courage and cunning to fill in the gap for his mother. Life in the camps is made more tolerable as Jeremiah’s boyhood infatuation with his close friend Laura deepens into a friendship from which they both draw strength.

When the darkest sides of humanity threaten to overwhelm Jeremiah and Laura, they reach for God’s light and grace, shining through his people. Time and war will test their fortitude and the only thing that will bring them safely to the other side is the most enduring bond of all.
My Review:

You will really love this book! I am always rooting for the underdogs when I read books and this one will bring you joy but before it does, it will break your heart over and over again because of the way of life that Jeremiah and his family have to go through.

When the Japanese surrender, it is too late, as Jeremiah is almost alone. The ones that are left drift apart and soon he loses more people and he himself allows the guilt and shame follow him into making one mistake after another.

Finally, when all seems lost and Jeremiah is on his last leg, he is inspired to do something he should have done long time ago.

I cheered for Jeremiah through the whole book and I know you will too when you read this really soul and gut wrenching tale of a boy who had to grow up too fast and did all he could to save his family.

Happy Reading!

I decided I wanted someone else to read this amazing story and will be giving this paperback copy to one winner. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Rebecca Maney said...

This is a book that is definitely on my to-read list. Would love to win it!

Rebecca Maney said...

I do love reading time period novels. Rebecca Maney rmaney(at)firstarpchurch (dot) org.

Misha Estrada said...

I love reading about other time periods. I like seeing the differences and similarities from our time.

Anita Yancey said...

I do like to read time piece stories, but most of the ones I read are before the 1940's. Thanks for having the giveaway.