General Book Info
Title: Preacher on the Run (A Novel of the Regulator Uprising)
Series: For Liberty & Conscience #1
Genre: Christian historical fiction
Length (physical copy): 326 pages
Publication date: April 12, 2020
STANDING FOR TRUTH COULD COST HIM HIS FREEDOM.
It’s 1771, and Robert Boothe has spent the last four years leading the tyrant-hating Regulators against North Carolina’s corrupt British government. All he wants is a safe place for his little Baptist church to live and worship God. But the established church wants him to shut up. The governor wants him dead.
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM COULD COST HIM HIS LIFE.
Being an unlicensed dissenter preacher has already made Robert a target. Then Colonel Charles Drake comes to town with one ambition: winning the governor’s favor, no matter what it takes. And Robert Boothe just might be his last chance.
YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE.
STANDING FOR TRUTH COULD COST HIM HIS FREEDOM. FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM COULD COST HIM HIS LIFE.
It’s 1771, and all Robert Boothe wants is a safe place for his little Baptist church to live and worship God. But the established church wants him to shut up. The governor wants him dead. Colonel Charles Drake has one ambition: winning the governor’s favor. And Robert Boothe just might be his last chance.
About the Series
Preacher on the Run is the first book of the For Liberty & Conscience trilogy, which combines North Carolina Revolution-era history with Christ-centered fiction.
Jayna Baas (pronounced as in “baa, baa, black sheep”) lives in northern Michigan with a great family of real people and the family of pretend people who live in her head. (Yes, she does know her characters are not real. No, she does not want you to tell them she said so.) Notorious for working on several projects at once and writing her series in the wrong order, she believes German writer Thomas Mann was correct in saying, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than for other people.” She enjoys writing and reading in a wide range of genres, but her favorite story is this: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
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Prize: One signed paperback copy of Preacher on the Run, one bookmark with a Bible verse and cover artwork, and eight assorted photography notecards. All entrants will receive a promo code for Jayna Baas’s online bookstore.
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Preacher on the Run (A Novel of the Regulator Uprising) is written by Jayna Baas. This is the first book that I have read by this author. This is a historical Fiction book book that is set in 1771. This is not a time period that I get to read about a lot - so it was exciting to do so. The author has done some great research to make this book feel as real as possible. I did not know about the Great Awakening before the American Revolution. I did not know how the Baptist Churches sprung up during this time.
In this book we meet Robert Boothe. He has been leading the Regulators against the corrupt British government. Robert just wants to worship God in his Baptist Church. However, this could cost him everything. Robert is very brave to fight back so hard against the British government. I can't even imagine what they would have went through. Robert and his wife Magdelen were my favorite characters. The dangers that they faced to worship could cost everything. Robert is not liked by the governor. The governor wants them silenced.
One of the best things about these characters is that they are real feeling character. They are not picture perfect Christians, they have their own flaws. They know they need to share their faith, but do not want violence. My heart was pounding as the governors was clearly abusing his power.
I really liked this book. I like the way that the way that the author writes. Her writing flows. Her research helps bring the story alive. The characters are well written. I hope to read the next book in the series.
I received a copy of this book through the author, all thoughts are my own.
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