Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Bronze Bow


He trains my hands for war so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze...Daniel a Jewish boy living in the time of Jesus takes this verse as motto. His hate for the Romans and vow to get even for the death of his parents keeps all happiness out of his life, he joins up with a robber band that is planning to oust the romans there he learns how to rade and plunder, and fans the fire of hate he has in his heart . Daniel meets the Messiah and makes friend with the son of a scribe and Jesus shows him a path of love and forgiveness instead of hate... But what about that bow of bronze? And his vow of revenge to the Romans? If he gives it up what is there to live for? And if this man is the Messiah when is he leading the revolt? The Romans are to be hated. Or are they? Is Jesus way of forgiveness really better? Is the Bow a Bow of Love not hate? I love this book and would really like your comments on how you liked it.

4 comments:

Amelia Colleen said...

This is the kind of book that you can't forget--once you start it, it's impossible to put down. The characters are all so real, and the action and drama keep you on the edge of your seat. I would give this book ten and a half stars out of ten. :)

Elizabeth Florio said...

I LOVED this book!! It was AMAZING. :) It is probably one my very favorites!!

Amelia Colleen said...

I think it definitely deserved the Newbery Award!

Abigail said...

I remember when I read this book for the first time in fifth or sixth grade. I wasn't expecting much but boy was it amazing!