The Valley of Dry Bones: An End Times NovelJerry B. Jenkins
In The Valley of Dry Bones, Jerry B. Jenkins overlays the ancient End Times prophecies of Ezekiel onto the landscape of modern California. A clash of cultures, ethnicities, religions, and politics trigger terrorism blamed on a deadly drought that pits friend against friend w... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 31, 2016
- UPC: 9781617950087
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 336
- Publish Date: May 31, 2016
- Language: English
- BISAC: "FIC042000"
- ISBN: 1617950084
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- Very engaging book! highly recommended! by TheChristianReviewer on 6/2/2016
See my full review here: https://thechristianreviewer.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/dry-bones-novel/
Wow… how to describe this book. First let me say that I had a very hard time putting this book down. The flow of this book made for a very easy and extremely engaging read. Jenkins has proven his skills writer many times and this book is no exception. The story opens in the California area in a somewhat regional post-apocalyptic setting resulting from years of drought, earthquakes and wildfires set that region of the country uninhabitable. We become quickly familiar with a group of believers that call themselves “The Holdouts” that stay in the desolate region in a survivalist mode, passionately serving nearby Native Americans in their missionary efforts. The story develops the characters very well which includes many twists the group encounter from military to resistance from those they are reaching out to as well as the threat of a dangerous group. This book is very exciting and engaging as we learn about all the chaos and twists that The Holdouts have to endure. It really has a good balance of action vs. character development. To me, this book really feels kind of like what it would be like to combine a fairly tense post-apocalyptic movie (zombie apocalypse without any zombies if you will) and the “Woodlawn” movie in a very unique way. That may seem like an odd mixture to you, but in my opinion, Jenkins actually does an amazing job of doing just that. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed. I received a copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review from Worthy Publishing and all opinions are my own.
- the valley of the Dry Bones by kp on 5/31/2016
The Valley of Dry Bones is the latest novel by Jerry Jenkins. The author takes you to a futuristic scene where the state of California has been vacated of the majority of its citizens due to a lack of drinking water and the tragic results of the out-of-control fires and earthquakes!
Remaining on the scene is a group of Christians, who call themselves The Holdouts. They feel that God has called them to share His hope with any who have remained in this uninhabitable place. As this group attempts to fulfill their calling from the underground compound they built to protect themselves from the elements and from the Mongers, the criminals who are out to steal and pillage wherever they can find anything of value, you wonder how they will be able to survive!
The tale leaps into high speed by the final pages of this book. What will happen when a member of the Holdouts suspects that there might be an enemy in their midst? How will the Holdouts respond when they discover that the U.S. government is planning to arrest the leaders of their group?
Wait and see as Jerry Jenkins tells a tale that will show how God can work through men to fulfill His ultimate purpose in these days!
I received this book from Worthy Publishing in exchange for my unbiased review.
- OK, but not what I expected by Mark on 5/30/2016
This book wasn't quite what I expected. I was thinking it was going to be a suspense novel, but it wasn't. The novel is sort of dystopian as it takes place after the state of California becomes pretty much a wasteland.
The book was interesting enough, and had a different type of plot than I usually read. It was sort of a survivalist type story. I liked the characters, and the book held my attention well enough; but when I was done reading it; I asked myself aloud "what was the point of the book?" Maybe it needed a different kind of ending, but I did not feel that satisfaction I feel upon finishing a great book...... I just felt like the story had no point, and no real ending, and I found myself wondering why these people didn't just leave the desolate state as there didn't seem to be many people there for them to bring to God.
It IS written well, but it just needed something more than it had in my opinion.