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Brother Half Angel (A Brother Half Angel Thriller)

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    This is a great book that will capture your attention from start

    This is a great book that will capture your attention from start to finish.
    Whether you have an interest in Chinese history or just like a great read, Brother Half Angel serves both purposes. As you meet missionaries Daniel and Jenny Westloke, and their Chinese mission leader Uncle Ling, you also learn about the history of the Boxers in China and the persecution of the Chinese church.
    When one of their student’s is murdered and the mission begins to suffers its own persecution, you meet Brother Half Angel, a part of a secret church military order that is called to assist the persecution of believers all over the world. You will wonder before the end what side the characters are on – for good or evil – and you might be surprised when you find out.
    This book raises the question (from the description) of how far should Christians go to defend themselves? When is it ok not to “turn the other cheek.” I’m not sure the book gave an answer but it certainly got me to thinking, particularly in the world we live in today.
    I would definitely recommend this book and I personally hope to read more of Martin Roth’s books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    I had never heard of this author before, but was surprised and t

    I had never heard of this author before, but was surprised and thrilled at his skill in weaving together a very believable and sensitive story in places and circumstances that tend to be dangerous for the "average Christian".  I felt as if I really was experiencing life in China and in Korea as a believer in a hostile environment!  I hope to read more by this author!

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  • Posted April 7, 2013

    American missionaries are in China, working at a Bible College t

    American missionaries are in China, working at a Bible College that fronts as an English school. Their presence is not agreeable to many in the town, including an ancient martial arts sect known as the ‘Flower Boxers’. The story actually begins with a massacre of some missionaries almost a century earlier, carried out by the same sect. The grandson of one of the martyrs is now working at the school, feeling it is his mission to carry on the work that his grandmother did before him. His wife isn’t quite as enthusiastic. Simultaneously we are introduced to a Christian mercenary of sorts, called Brother Half Angel. Sponsored by a church in Korea, his specialty is rescuing members of the persecuted church, sometimes using unorthodox and even violent methods. Eventually, he comes to help the group in China defend themselves against the Flower Boxers.
    The story was interesting from an historical point of view and it was well written. Sometimes I wasn’t sure whose story it really was, however - the American missionaries or Brother Half Angel himself. Brother Half Angel is a very intriguing character and I felt like I would have liked to see the story focus more on him, rather than just have him ride in near the end and save the day. Apparently this is the first in a series featuring Brother Half Angel, though, so he might be more central in the next book.

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