Fury

Fury

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by Bill Bright, Jack Cavanaugh
     
 

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He just witnessed a murder...and now the killer is on his trail.
But no one will believe him!


Ever since his parents drowned while crossing the Atlantic after a revival, Daniel Cooper has felt as if the world is out to get him. For the past year he's had to live with his Uncle Asa and Aunt Camilla -- and all their rules. One night,

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He just witnessed a murder...and now the killer is on his trail.
But no one will believe him!


Ever since his parents drowned while crossing the Atlantic after a revival, Daniel Cooper has felt as if the world is out to get him. For the past year he's had to live with his Uncle Asa and Aunt Camilla -- and all their rules. One night, deciding he's had enough, Daniel sneaks out his bedroom window and flees to the alley behind his employer's casket shop. What he sees there shocks him to the core.

Pursued by two men, Daniel embarks on an agonizing journey...through deceit and betrayal. A journey that will test his physical stamina and challenge his understanding of God and friendship. A journey that may well change his life...if it doesn't kill him first.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416542667
Publisher:
Howard Books
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Great Awakenings , #4
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
496 KB

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Meet the Author

The late Bill Bright was founder and chairman of Campus Crusade for Christ International. He was a best-selling author of more than one hundred books and booklets including: Come Help Change the World, A Man Without Equal, and Have You Heard of the Four Spiritual Laws? which has distributed more than 2.5 billion copies.
Jack Cavanaugh is a popular historical fiction author. He has fifteen published novels which have received numerous Christian and secular awards. His novels While Mortals Sleep and His Watchful Eye won Christy Awards for excellence in Christian Fiction. The Puritans, from the American Portrait series, won an ECPA Silver Medallion Award.

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Fury (1825-1826) (Great Awakenings Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I¿ve said it before I have no problem saying it again. Jack Cavanaugh knows how to write historical suspense fiction like no other. Prior to the death of Bill Bright (1921-2003), the two talented authors got together and co-authored a series of books in the Awakening Series. Fury is the latest in that series, and it is properly titled. Emotional, physical and spiritual tensions build and build, right from the first page until the last chapter of the book. Fury takes place between 1825 and 1826. Sixteen-year-old Daniel Cooper is orphaned when his father, the famous preacher Eli Cooper, and mother drowned. Living with his Uncle Asa and Aunt Camilla, Daniel struggles to prove himself to his uncle. Feeling as if he is under constant criticism and an iron fist, Daniel turns away from God and just tries to live day-by-day. Regardless, when Daniel witnesses a brutal murder he feels like his family should believe him. Instead, they accuse of him of making up stories. Things go from bad to worse when Asa decides the best approach is to talk with those Daniel fingered in the murder, an attempt to clear up a big misunderstanding. Knowing that Daniel witnessed the murder, those involved set out to kill him and his uncle. Fearing for his life, Daniel runs away. Still not realizing there is actual danger all around him, Asa goes out in search of his nephew. Like a wolf in a children¿s bedtime story, the murderer is hot on their trail, and oftentimes too close for comfort. Power that only intense prayer can deliver is at the root of survival. With new friendships forming, evil relationships blossoming, and danger lurking on every page, Bright and Cavanaugh have released another top-notch novel.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
Fury starts out with a bang and doesn't let up! Set in 1825-1826, Fury captures the message of repentence and forgiveness through Charles Finney's preaching, when the revival now referred to as 'The Great Awakening' shakes upstate New York. The main character, Daniel, is running for his life. As the reader, your pulse will pound with his as he tries to evade a killer hot on his trail. If only he had obeyed his uncle and stayed in bed. If only he hadn't been out that night, he wouldn't have seen his coworker murdered. Thus the story begins... Daniel cries for help so many times, but no one believe his story about being pursued by the killer. He's angry with God, his uncle, and just about everyone for his losses. Daniel has also hardened his heart by resisting the Holy Spirit, but as he runs from the killer, he discovers that God had been there with him all along. Fury is an engaging story demonstrating the power of deep faith, and the discouragement that often comes from battling fear, such as the real threats erupting as perceived through Daniel's gut instincts. Many difficult choices have to be made, and often without much time. When Daniel is dragged to church by friends to hear Finney preach, his world is altered...permanently. Riveting and thought-provoking, Fury leads the reader down a dark path paved by the enemy, and places readers in various situations alongside the deceptive killer, the concerned uncle, the forsaken aunt, the runaway teen Daniel, and even Daniel's wimpy boss. From each of their points of view the reader gets a healthy dose of each characters' perspective. There are light moments as well, to help break up the intensity of the story, like when Daniel pretends to be a tree come to life to scare off some boys who were picking on a younger brother, whom Daniel fiercely identified with. There were also tender moments like when Daniel realizes for the first time that beauty in a woman is much more than skin deep. Fury is a passionate story about life during hard times, death nipping at the heels of a young man, the redemption of lives, and the impact revival can have on an entire community. Fury comes with my highest recommendation, especially to history buffs.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Following his parents¿ ship sinking at sea as they were returning to America after preaching in England, teenager Daniel Cooper goes to live with his aunt and uncle in Cumberland. He works for casket maker Cyrus Gregg, a powerful businessman. One night in the alley behind the store, Daniel is playing his recorder when he hears a noise and sees fellow worker Emil Braxton knifed to death the killer and Cyrus make plans for Epps to get paid for the hit. Daniel informs his Uncle Asa and Aunt Camilla what he observed, but they don¿t believe him. Asa tells Cyrus what Daniel related to him. Daniel falls into a trap, but escapes Epps¿ attempt to silence him. Epps has fooled Asa, into thinking he is a pal so the two men chase after Daniel. --- In the upscale town of Wright¿s Settlement, Daniel befriends evangelists who heard a charismatic evangelist preach.. They keep him safe while he confronts Asa, who believes him about Epps but not his best friend Cyrus. When his Uncle returns to Cumberland, Daniel follows to keep him safe from the long lethal reach of Cyrus. --- FURY is a cat and mouse thriller that focuses on a protagonist still hurting from the loss of his parents leading to his turning his back on God until he finds him again when he most needs him. Epps is a complex villain, who likes Asa and regrets having to kill him and his nephew, but will do so because he wants to remain inside Cyrus¿ influential circle. Readers will enjoy this fine historical suspense tale. --- Harriet Klausner