General Book Info
Title: Preacher on the Run (A Novel of the Regulator Uprising)
Series: For Liberty & Conscience #1
Genre: Christian historical fiction
Length (physical copy): 326 pages
Publication date: April 12, 2020
STANDING FOR TRUTH COULD COST HIM HIS FREEDOM.
It’s 1771, and Robert Boothe has spent the last four years leading the tyrant-hating Regulators against North Carolina’s corrupt British government. All he wants is a safe place for his little Baptist church to live and worship God. But the established church wants him to shut up. The governor wants him dead.
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM COULD COST HIM HIS LIFE.
Being an unlicensed dissenter preacher has already made Robert a target. Then Colonel Charles Drake comes to town with one ambition: winning the governor’s favor, no matter what it takes. And Robert Boothe just might be his last chance.
YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE.
Preacher on the Run is the first book of the For Liberty & Conscience trilogy, which combines North Carolina Revolution-era history with Christ-centered fiction.
Preacher on the Run is a fascinating story, rich in actual history and the author's own fictional take on the people and events. This is the first book I have read that takes place in the pre-Revolutionary War time period, and I was very intrigued with that setting.
The characters were well developed, and the plot of the story was very engaging from beginning to end. Building the story with characters from so many positions along the spectrum of the social, religious, and political climate of the day gives a captivating complexity to the story. Real-life tension, often involving life-and-death decisions, provides compelling dimension throughout. Faith is a very prominent element of the story, providing much more than just a passing detail to fit the label of Christian fiction.
Preacher on the Run is a great read for fans of well-written Christian historical fiction. I look forward to reading the next installment in this series.
Thanks to Jayna Baas for providing a copy of her book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
Jayna Baas (pronounced as in “baa, baa, black sheep”) lives in northern Michigan with a great family of real people and the family of pretend people who live in her head. (Yes, she does know her characters are not real. No, she does not want you to tell them she said so.) Notorious for working on several projects at once and writing her series in the wrong order, she believes German writer Thomas Mann was correct in saying, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than for other people.” She enjoys writing and reading in a wide range of genres, but her favorite story is this: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
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Prize: One signed paperback copy of Preacher on the Run, one bookmark with a Bible verse and cover artwork, and eight assorted photography notecards. All entrants will receive a promo code for Jayna Baas’s online bookstore.
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