As I’ve studied writing, I’ve heard that writers should stick to one genre. Someone forgot to tell Bodie and Brock Thoene that.
Okay, I guess their genre could be considered historical fiction, but history of what? First Century Jerusalem, twentieth century Jerusalem, World War I, World War II, the American Depression, American West in the 1800s, Ireland in the 1800s. Am I missing anything?
Included with the excellent history is fast-moving suspense, family love and struggles, romance, people helping strangers, characters a reader will care about.
From a beautiful description of the birth of a calf which is threatening to kill both the mother and baby, to a home being opened to feed refugees, to elegant symphonies and elaborate parties. From TV type fast-paced drama, to the sense of screen-play type music playing in the background as the excitement and terror occur, to the truth and horror of war.
And always the gentle love of Jesus.
I’ve read so many of the Thoenes’ books, but not all yet. I’m glad I still have more to read, and I’ve already reread some favorites.
I’ve always enjoyed reading stories about World War II, and the Thoenes’ “Zion Chronicles” series about this time is definitely my favorite. This includes stories from Germany to France to England to Jerusalem to Poland and more. But I enjoy all the variety of their wonderful stories. I highly recommend these excellent authors.