A Thunderous Giveaway ...

A Giveaway!

I have here two copies of The Thunder, a novel on John Knox, by Douglas Bond.

Not only do I have copies, of the book, but I have signed copies. And, just because I reckon y'all ought to read at least one of Douglas Bond's books, I am giving both of them away: one here on the blog, and one on the Homeschool on the Croft Facebook page

See .... told you it was signed!

This is what another wonderful author of historical fiction had to say about this book:

“In his latest novel, The Thunder, Douglas Bond deftly escorts us into the sixteenth-century world of John Knox through the eyes of a young student—an ideal means of letting the reader observe and experience the life of Knox firsthand. Bond’s careful use of language suited to the time period allows for a seamless flow from narrative to the actual text of Knox’s powerful sermons, while rich, descriptive passages paint a vivid picture of Scotland and England during the Reformation. The spiritual aspect of the story is richer still, inviting the reader to wrestle with the Gospel truths Knox so fearlessly preached. A fine work, honoring the memory and message of the Thundering Scot.”

Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of the Lowlands of Scotland series

Now, I have just received the books, and haven't even read my own copy, so I cannot yet give my own review. 

Douglas Bond himself is:

author of twenty books, husband of Cheryl, father of six and grandfather of one (an counting - God willing). He is a ruling elder in the PCA, teaches at Covenant High School, speaks at conferences, and leads church history tours in Europe.

How I'd love to join one of those tour groups - they are wonderfully educational and fascinating. Maybe one day ....

So, back to The Thunder and the Giveaway.

All you need to do is comment here, and I shall pick a name at random in a week's time. So midnight (BST) on Thursday 23rd August will be the close of the Giveaway. Feel free to head over to the FB page and comment there too - double your probabilities :)

If you are not already following the blog, feel free to do so now. However, you do not need to in order to comment, and enter the Giveaway. Same applies on Facebook...

(If it happened that the same person was chosen from the blog and the FB page, I will choose an alternative number from the FB page comments. Winners will be chosen by Random.org.)

I will post (ship!) anywhere, so don't worry about where you're from. All the best! And feel free to tell any of your friends about the giveaway!

Oh, one more thing: no anonymous comments please - how will I know who you are?!!


  1. Douglas Bond books are on my wish list, lovely giveaway!

    Dawn MacK

  2. I would love this! We have the series starting with "Duncan's War". Great books!!!

  3. Wowee this sounds like a great book. I am a veritable book devourer when I get the chance...!

  4. Books are always being read in this house - I'm sure this one would be appreciated!

  5. I LOVE Douglas Bond! His "Crown and Covenanters" series cemented my love of Scotland. :) So I'm in! This is so exciting! Thank you! May I enter on FB also?

  6. Oh this looks good. Anything about John Knox would be great to read!
    (you know how to reach me, so I won't leave my email)

  7. I would love to read this book. John Knox is a favourite Reformer of mine!

  8. What an awesome giveaway. The book sounds EXTREMELY interesting! Please count me in on the giveaway :0! THANK YOU and have a blessed day :)!

  9. Douglas Bond's books are awesome!! I loved the Scottish words he put in the books. We now use most of them ALL THE TIME, (especially since we have a lot of Scottish blood in our veins, YEAH!) You can count me in on the giveaway!!

  10. I would love to be included in the giveaway. Thanks for doing it. I have a great appreciation for Douglas Bond's books. As an aspiring writer, I have learned so much from him. I really admire John Knox. My Daddy reminds me of him--a man who stands alone for what he believes. Awesome!
    -Kristin, from over the pond

  11. Oh, wow!! I only became a fan of Douglas Bond's books this year but now I'm a big fan! :D Would love to own this!

    ~Miss Rachel P.~

  12. I have never read any of his books before, but now is as good a time as any.
    I will look him up:)

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  14. Count me in please! :) I'd love to have this book!

  15. John Knox is one of the more intriguing characters of the Reformation and this blog is is always an enjoyable read.

  16. My husband (also a John Knox) has been waiting for this book to come out. I would love to win a copy to surprise him with! Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. I want one of those books!!!! Before I have to buy one!!! Youre very generous to give away one of his signed copies! LOL! Blessings, Dana

  18. Oh, I would love to win a Douglas Bond book! I'm glad I happened across your blog through a friend. I'm excited to be following along now!

  19. Thank you for this opportunity! I have never heard of this book, but it sounds incredible.

    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

  20. I enjoy your blog -- it is fun to hear about and see pictures from a place so different than Kansas. And I would also enjoy a book on John Knox!

  21. Wow! How generous- I'd love to enter please, Mrs Morrison! =)


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  23. Hi Mrs. Morrison!

    Please enter me for the giveaway. I love reading Douglas Bond!

  24. Hi Mrs. Morrison,

    I would like to be entered in your giveaway. Anything by Douglas Bond about John Knox is sure to be good!

  25. Sounds like a good book...I'd love to win it!

  26. Looks brilliant - would love to win xx

  27. Never heard of this author or this book. It sounds interesting. I would love to win it, too.


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