Thursday, December 31, 2009
"Distant Thunder" by Jimmy Root is powerful Biblical fiction. Really, I think of the book as the last battle to end all battles with Israel and Iran involved in the battle. Jimmy Root Jr. really kept me in touch with what Ty, the minister, was explaining to his congregation. This was done by taking me back and forth from the United States to the Middle East. It really seems like a writer's genius to have moved me, the reader, back and forth, across the sea. Then, the author took me back to Missouri again. This way the prophecy always was in the forefront of my mind. I have been moved by the book to read more Bible prophecy. I have always been afraid of thinking about the future especially with events that will take place before or during the Return of Christ. I have been definitely afraid to take a closer look at Ezekial. This moving back and forth felt like moving along through the book with a filming crew. I have no doubt this would make a wonderful movie.
I also loved Distant Thunder because of the minister and his church. The folks in the congregation seem like people I have met at different churches. A church is not a body full of people believing in the same way. When push comes to shove some people have their own way of looking at prophecies in the Bible. In other words, they read the prophecies and come away with a totally different interpretation. Perhaps, it is out of fear that they deny the "real" truth. These are the ones in "Distant Thunder" who make the tension and drama in the book along with the flying missiles, etc.
If all of the congregants had agreed with Pastor Ty Dempsey the book would have been so boring. Fortunately, the book, Distant Thunder, is emotionally moving and memorable. I hope to see a new book coming from Jimmy Root very soon, Book II.