The sound of distant thunder


Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and longtime book discussion leader

 


Introduction

Title: The sound of distant thunder

Author: Jan Drexler

Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: 2018

Format: Paperback

Length: 346 pages

OVERVIEW

This is a rather unusual plot for Amish fiction but one that works well. Katie and Jonas are in love but Katie is only seventeen, too young according to her parents who want them to wait a year or two for marriage. The War between the States is going on and although Amish do not participate in fighting, Jonas is committed to the abolitionist cause and for this reason, considers joining in the fray. When his married brother’s name comes up in the draft, Jonas volunteers to take his place.

Jonas’ commitment to his beliefs, both of being Amish and being a conscientious objector yet also  being an abolitionist, are in many ways at odds with each other. How will he come to terms with this? How will Katie handle the separation and fears for Jonas’ life?

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4

Suggested Audience

Fans of Christian fiction, particularly historical fiction and Amish fiction

Christian Impact

A continuous theme in The Sound of Distant Thunder is commitment to one’s word and beliefs

 


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