Thief of Glory

By Sigmund Brouwer
(Waterbrook Press, Paperback, 9780307446497, 336pp.)

Publication Date: August 19, 2014

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Description
"Brouwer makes you live it....sharing each moment of an exotic and terrifying time and place in a gripping, personal way."
--Bodie and Brock Thoene, authors of "Take this Cup"
A boy coming of age in a time of war...
the love that inspires him to survive.
For ten year-old Jeremiah Prins, the life of privilege as the son of a school headmaster in the Dutch East Indies comes crashing to a halt in 1942 after the Japanese Imperialist invasion of the Southeast Pacific. Jeremiah takes on the responsibility of caring for his younger siblings when his father and older stepbrothers are separated from the rest of the family, and he is surprised by what life in the camp reveals about a woman he barely knows--his frail, troubled mother.
Amidst starvation, brutality, sacrifice and generosity, Jeremiah draws on all of his courage and cunning to fill in the gap for his mother. Life in the camps is made more tolerable as Jeremiah's boyhood infatuation with his close friend Laura deepens into a friendship from which they both draw strength.
When the darkest sides of humanity threaten to overwhelm Jeremiah and Laura, they reach for God's light and grace, shining through his people. Time and war will test their fortitude and the only thing that will bring them safely to the other side is the most enduring bond of all.



About the Author
Sigmund Brouwer is the author of the Lightning on Ice series, featuring mysteries that revolve around hockey. His desire to create a love of reading in youngsters prompted his Short Cuts series. These short, quick, entertaining sports stories are designed to reach reluctant readers. With titles about extreme sports, young readers are drawn to exciting stories that interest them. His latest series, the Bug's Eye View books, takes a humorous look at everyday life situations through the eyes of Annie and Arnie Ant and their family. The books are fun for everyone, and children will learn the importance of Christian values. Sigmund divides his time between Nashville, Tennessee, and Red Deer, Alberta, where he lives with his wife, Christian recording artist Cindy Morgan, and their daughter.
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