Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Great Read and a Giveaway!

UPDATE: Friday 9/13/12 6:15 pm

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The Breakthrough
Jerry B Jenkins
(Tyndale)
ISBN: 978-1414335841
September 2012/400 pages/$14.99

As the youngest bureau chief and head of the Chicago Police Department's Major Case Squad, Boone Drake seems to have it all under control. Only those closest to him know that just a few short years ago, he lost everything that mattered to him in a tragic accident. After years of healing, his life is back on track. He recently married a wonderful woman named Haeley, adopted her son, bought a beautiful home, and rediscovered his faith. But Boone can't fight the feeling that something is about to go terribly wrong . . . again.

When an all-too-personal case takes Boone to Beijing at a time when Haeley can least afford to let him go, Boone is forced to make a difficult choice. There he becomes enmeshed in a dangerous human-trafficking ring that takes him through the famed Hutong District's narrow streets, alleys, and hovels. Teamed with a former Liberation Army officer, Boone has one chance to pull off an elaborate sting and rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.


Read the first chapter here!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago and currently chairman of the board of trustees, is the author of more than 175 books, including the best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times Best Sellers List (seven in the number-one spot) and have also appeared on the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. Desecration, book nine in the Left Behind series, was the best-selling book in the world in 2001. His books have sold nearly 70 million copies.

Also the former editor of Moody magazine, his writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, Christianity Today and dozens of other periodicals. He was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine in 2004.

His nonfiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Joe Gibbs, Walter Payton, and Nolan Ryan among many others. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Jenkins assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his autobiography, Just As I Am, also a New York Times best seller. Jerry spent 13 months working with Dr. Graham, which he considers the privilege of a lifetime.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically acclaimed movie Midnight Clear, based on his book of the same name. See www.Jenkins-Entertainment.com.

Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers. Under Jerry's leadership, the guild has expanded to include college-credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests, as well as an annual conference. See www.ChristianWritersGuild.com.

As a marriage-and-family author, Jerry has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family radio program and is a sought-after speaker and humorist. See www.AmbassadorSpeakers.com.

Jerry has been awarded four honorary doctorates. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown sons and six grandchildren.

Check out Jerry's blog at http://jerryjenkins.blogspot.com.

MY THOUGHTS:

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series! (Click the titles for my reviews of The Brotherhood and The Betrayal.) While this third book would be fine to read as a stand-alone, it will definitely be a richer experience if you have read the first two books, since that will enable you to understand the context of a few references to previous events. My heart pounded and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough as plenty of palpable emotion and suspense infused chapter after chapter. The stakes are higher than ever, and Boone's heart is ripped in two between his wife's critical needs and the desperate race against time to find The Breakthrough that will enable him to rescue a frightened little boy. I highly recommend this book and series!

GIVEAWAY!!

Tyndale has provided a gift certificate for a free copy of this book for me to give to one of you! The certificate may be redeemed at your local Christian bookstore or by mailing directly to Tyndale. To enter, leave a comment on this blog by 8:00 pm Friday, 9/7/12, and I will randomly draw a winner. US Residents only, please. You must include your name and an email address (name [at] address dot com) if you don't have a blog in order to be entered in the drawing.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale as part of their Blog Network review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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15 comments:

Jo said...

This sounds like quite a interesting series and know now that it is one that I definitely want to read. Thank you for the opportunity!

Blessings,
Jo
azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, linda.

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

skoots1mom said...

this might be a good fit for hub's next's birthday...
always enjoy jenkins' work
put my name in please :)
skoots1mom@gmail.com

Martha A. said...

I really enjoyed the first two in this series and would love to win this book! He did a great job on these books! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Janice said...

I have read this book and highly recommend it. Your time will be well spent with Boone Drake as he goes to heroic measures to rescue little Max. Listen to Linda! Thanks for the mocha!

Blessings,
Janice (don't enter me this time)

Wendy Marple said...

I love Jerry's books and am enjoying this series. thanks for this.
wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com
wendy

Kentuckylady717 said...

Would love to win copy of this book.Thanks

Anonymous said...

Love Jerry Jenkins' books, and this one sounds great too! I would love to read it.

kglesige@aol.com

tickmenot said...

I have read many of Jerry Jenkins's starting with his Margo Mysteries many years ago. I would love to win this book!

Becky
ischu9@aol.com

by Pegg Thomas said...

My hubby has read the first 2 in this series. As a retired cop, he really appreciated them. Thanks for the chance to win #3.
Pegg
twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. Wonderful book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Marie Finn said...

Thank you for a chance to read this and win a copy.
Linda Finn
faithfulacres7@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I love this series! I can't wait to read this 3rd book. The previous 2 books are very good. They catch your attention and get you hooked until the very end! I would love to win the 3rd book but if I don't I will for sure be buying it!
Cindy Swanson
Swanson.cynthial@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We have all 3 books in my church library.
I haven't read #3 yet but would love to have my very own copy to enjoy at my leisure.
Janet
von1janet@gmail.com

skoots1mom said...

thanks, Linda! eager to read it