The Battle Of Lookout Mountain

Friday, November 25, 2011

“I don’t know what he’s going to do. I don’t think he does either. It’s just like all the strength has been drained out of him. All the purpose. He was always so excited about everything, Tom was. Now it’s almost like he’s – like he’s dead inside.”

Book: The Battle Of Lookout Mountain by Gilbert Morris, Moody Publishers. 1996
Genre: Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 16-20
Subjects: Civil War, Dating Relationships, Disability, Friendship, Salvation
Summary: Ever since Tom lost his leg, it has seemed like he has lost his very life. He just acts like nothing matters. He seems to have no hope any longer. Sarah still loves him but has no idea how to help him. Royal’s unit of the army is back for a time and he and Drake begin heavily pursuing a young woman visiting relatives in town. Drake is being sought after by God but is doing his best to not turn his life over to Him. Meanwhile, the war continues taking the lives of loved ones from both the north and the south and causing young boys to grow into men in a moment’s time.
Notes: This is the seventh in a series about two families and their friends during the Civil War. The two families were neighbors and are still best friends, but one is fighting for the north, the other for the south. Both perspectives are shown in this series, but primarily those favoring the north. In this book, two young men realize their need to surrender to God. One has been a Christian but has turned away. The other has resisted anything having to do with God and due to his attraction to a young lady, finds himself willingly listening to sermons.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 8:28 –And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.


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