Guns of Providence (Faith & Freedom Trilogy #3)

Guns of Providence (Faith & Freedom Trilogy #3)

5.0 1
by Douglas Bond
     
 
Sandy M’Kethe enlists in George Washington’s army. Soon his expert longbow skills attract the attention of the intrepid sea captain John Paul Jones. Bound for high-seas adventures, can he navigate around the guns of Providence?

Overview

Sandy M’Kethe enlists in George Washington’s army. Soon his expert longbow skills attract the attention of the intrepid sea captain John Paul Jones. Bound for high-seas adventures, can he navigate around the guns of Providence?

Editorial Reviews

Russ Pulliam
"Like G.A. Henty in an earlier era, Doug Bond offers a ringside seat on the War for Independence. Bond is a historian with unusual insight, tracing a Scottish Covenanter immigrant family and revealing the truly British origins of the American Revolution."
Dr. Peter A. Lillback
"Doug Bond’s story for young readers tells the tale of America’s revolutionary beginning with strength and truth. Guns of Providence is not just engaging and accurate with respect to American history; there is no politically correct spirit working to expunge the beliefs of or our country’s founding era. The God of the soldiers is actively at work in providence. The Commander of the Army, George Washington, is a man of honor. And faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a staple of the souls of patriots. “Take up and read!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596381568
Publisher:
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,059,789
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Douglas Bond is the author of a number of books of historical fiction and biography. He and his wife have two daughters and four sons. Bond is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America, a teacher, a conference speaker, and a leader of church history tours. Visit his website at www.bondbooks.net.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Guns of Providence (Faith & Freedom Trilogy #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
great historical fiction about America's War for Independence In this Faith & Freedom Trilogy Book 3, sixteen-year-old Sandy M'Kethe, son of Ian McKethe who plays important roles in the two previous books, Guns of Thunder and Guns of the Lion, sequel series to the Crown & Covenant trilogy, decides to go off to fight with the Continental Army under George Washington against the British in the American Revolution. After participating in the Battle of Dorchester Heights outside of Boston, MA, he and his new friend Salem Poor, a free black, sign on to serve in the Continental Navy aboard the sloop Providence under the intrepid sea captain John Paul Jones. Over the next four or so years, ot only do they sail the seas capturing British ships, but they also spend some time in Paris, France, where Sandy meets both Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. Upon returning to America, the two fellow soldier-sailors are assigned to the disastrous attempt under the hapless Commodore Dudley Saltonstall to take the British fortifications at Penobscot Bay in Maine, which results in total defeat and destruction to the Continental forces. What will happen to Sandy and Salem? Will they be captured or escape? Will they even survive? Here is historical fiction which presents an engaging and accurate account of America's revolutionary beginning without political correctness. Sandy faces some hard questions and wrestles with difficult decisions, as all believers do in times of crisis, but the emphasis of the book is upon his striving to follow God’s will in everything that he does. The ending is both sad and surprising. We did the book as a family read aloud and everyone enjoyed it.