Title: A Name Like Thunder (Thunder Trilogy #1)
Author: Lee Goff
Published Date: 2011
Genre: Christian Literature
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Not since “The Shack”, has a book created more excitement, answered more questions, and given the reader a never before seen view into the battle of angels and demons around us. “A Name Like Thunder” introduces Len and Elizabeth, pregnant with a daughter that will change the world. Enter Kirkland, evil personified, totally void of any morality, instructed by Satan to kill the child. The narrator of this story, a very cynical angel instructed by God to protect the child and family, reveals in explicit detail the daily battles between angels and demons for the influence over our simplest decisions. Vowing to never again underestimate the influence one person can have on this world, Satan has gathered thousands of demons to assure the death of the chosen child. The Angel, the family, divinely selected friends, and the Son Himself stand against the vilest army and most demented evil Lucifer has ever gathered. Any woman that wants to see inside a man’s heart needs to read this book. Any husband wanting a blueprint for a ‘man’s man’ cannot afford to pass this story up. Wisdom beyond what the world offers, along with the most realistic and accurate portrayal ever of the unseen manipulation over our lives, earns this book reviews like, “Scary”, “Too Real!”, “Wept and Laughed, then changed my life!” and more…. The first book in the Thunder Trilogy, “A Name Like Thunder” will be one of the most influential reads of your life. Brilliantly written by Lee Goff, you will enter a world you’ve known about, but knew too little. That, along with your view of marriage, is going to change with this book.
There are two merging storylines. One story involves humans, and the other is about the battle of angels and demons. The storylines merge as a battle of good and evil culminates. The angel and demon storyline was heavy-handed in its message and tone. There is no room for readers to think, ponder, question, research beyond what is presented. The human storyline is written in a more homey, engaging style.
The antagonist, Kirkland, is a lost soul. His harsh upbringing makes him rife for take over by Lucifer. He becomes the agent of evil; he is completely devoid of morals and conscience. The other characters are all Godly, warm, loving people—some of whom temporarily lost their way, but eventually find their way back to the flock. Their friendship and faith gives them the strength they need to survive life’s ups and downs.
The characters are well developed. The dialogue between the women flowed easily, but I felt the male character’s dialogue was a bit stiff. I found the secondary characters very interesting. The plot of the human story moved along at a decent pace. I found it difficult to get into the angel and demon storyline due to the pace and pontificating.
A Name Like Thunder will appeal to fans of Christian literature and Christian fantasy.
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