All The Fury Of The Windby Donald James Parker
Maria Masterson and Jeremy Dillon are innocent kids whose world is altered drastically. Their decision to engage the culture they live in and battle for truth in the debate concerning the creation of the Universe and mankind leads them into conflicts in which their adversaries do not always fight by Queensberry rules. A reminder that Christians are to overcome evil
Maria Masterson and Jeremy Dillon are innocent kids whose world is altered drastically. Their decision to engage the culture they live in and battle for truth in the debate concerning the creation of the Universe and mankind leads them into conflicts in which their adversaries do not always fight by Queensberry rules. A reminder that Christians are to overcome evil with good halts them in their tracks in an attempt to fight back with similar methods. Their only weapon is the Sword of the Spirit of Truth. Their dexterity in the use of this weapon increases as the two are pulled into a battle that they can't win in their own power. This novel could serve as a primer on how to stand tall in a world that wants any person of faith in their Creator to lay low. This book presents intellectual and moral handholds and toeholds for those not afraid to do some spiritual rock climbing.
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First off, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have to admit that I didn't know what to expect when I first received it. It doesn't exactly have that "perfect / professional" look of some of the books out there and sadly I'm not sure I would have grabbed it off the shelf if I was browsing at a bookstore. The other thing would be that the back cover copy doesn't really set the book up very well as far as telling me what the book is really about story wise. But my complaints with the book definitely end there. I was blown away by your insights and wisdom on many spiritual matters. The first conversation to grab me and pull me in was the one that starts on page 45 between Paul and Lisa about the whole submission issue. Wow, how many marriages could be saved if submission was explained in churches as well as you did there. I even read the conversation out loud to my mom (we were on our way back from a trip to Indiana) and she said, "Whoa, that is really good." That was only the beginning though. I read many pieces of the book to her as she was driving. I enjoyed the storyline even though I hadn't read any of the other books. Of course I loved the ties to Nebraska :-) And the underlying or overwhelming (however you look at it) story of fighting the evolutionary machine was great. The arguments and debates that you put forth were really good. I would definitely recommend this book for the spiritual principles and wisdom that you presented if for no other reason.
This book takes place for the most part in Lincoln, Nebraska - home of the Cornhuskers - so that endeared it to me right away. But it stands on its own two feet the whole way through. This is actually book #5 of the Masterson Family Series, but I hadn't read any of them and I was able to jump right into the storyline. We have the product description -
The plot is good, the characters are well done, but the shining jewel in this book is definitely the biblical insight and the cultural arguments that are peppered throughout.
Jeremy and Maria are young lovers intertwined in the arms of fate. Recent high school graduates, they soon marry and start a new life together at the University of Nebraska, where Maria is a rising track star and Jeremy has a promising future as a member of the baseball team. Making the adjustment to life in the college environment is tough enough for most students, but it¿s exponentially harder for Jeremy and Maria, given the entrenched mores and folkways that they soon find themselves infringing upon...
Staunch proponents of the concept of Intelligent Design, the newlyweds eventually set themselves directly at odds with the preponderance of campus believers who embrace the Darwinian theory of evolution. Their nemeses are not just relegated to random classmates either, but also extend to high-powered members of the faculty and staff ¿ and even the surrounding social order. Undaunted by the increased opposition that they face, Jeremy and Maria remain steadfast in their determination to shed light on the various inconsistencies scattered throughout their opponents¿ arguments, as well as the latent anti-Christian hostility into which society overall has seemingly slipped...
All the growing tension sets the stage for a series of nasty battles sure to crush the spirits of the easily intimidated ¿ but Jeremy and Maria are not so easily swayed, and the underestimation of their will and fervor soon proves hazardous to those who seek to silence them...
All The Fury Of The Wind takes the reader on a well-balanced, informative trek through the contemporary battle between Creationists & Evolutionists. Donald James Parker does a commendable job of presenting both sides of the ongoing argument in cogent fashion, providing enough detailed information to allow one to reach his or her own intelligent conclusion about the matter at hand. Though Parker is a personally a staunch Christian in clear support of Intelligent Design, his unbiased approach in relating the complexities of the issue is quite edifying, and his powerful insights, as well as his skillful use of humor and gravitas, make for a supremely compelling story.
There are many who would complain that the age of religious tolerance has long overextended its stay, and such individuals would be among the first to shun such a seemingly controversial work as All The Fury Of The Wind ¿ but in doing so, those parties ¿ ironically ¿ would deprive themselves of a golden opportunity to gain greater understanding into just why such tolerance is more essential now than ever.