Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Review - The Breakthrough by Jerry B. Jenkins

The Breakthrough
A Precinct 11 Novel
By: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Tyndale
ISBN: 978-1414335841
Pub Date: August 17, 2012
Pages: 400

I have read the other two books in the Precinct 11 series and I eagerly signed up to review the third installment The Breakthrough through Tyndale's blog program.

The Breakthrough continues the story of Boone Drake, the youngest bureau chief in the Chicago Police Department history. He has been through many heartbreaking challenges that have tested his faith in God. Boone is now married to a beautiful woman and he has adopted his wife's young son. Just when everything seems perfect, life and death situations occur that will once again challenge his faith in others and in God.

Even though I enjoyed reading the previous novels, I always thought the characters came across as one dimensional and lacked the depth that characters from Jerry B. Jenkins' other books had. The plot is more personal for the main character Boone this time around and the author gives more emotional depth to him. It is written in straight forward, fast-paced way, and I ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. Throughout the book, well actually throughout the entire series, Boone has dealt with one heartache after another and his faith is always challenged. The Breakthrough is the best in the series and I recommend other readers to give it a try.

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About the Author:

Dr. Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing and currently writer-at-large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 160 books, including the 63,000,000-selling Left Behind series.

Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, Dr. Jenkins's writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Jerry and Dr. Tim LaHaye were profiled in a May 24, 2004 cover story in Newsweek magazine entitled "The New Prophets of Revelation."

Jerry's non-fiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Orel Hershiser, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and many others.

Jenkins also assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times bestseller.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, and also the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers and has nearly 2,000 members worldwide.


  1. I find police procedurals fascinating.

  2. I love Christian fiction and I find Jerry B. Jenkins a great author.


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