The Brave Boys of Derry is a true historical narrative of how courageous young apprentices helped save their besieged Protestant town of Londonderry in 1689. This is the sort of book that needs to be republished and put into the hands of freedom-loving people around the world, giving them hope to see how brave, courageous boys stood up with their townspeople in His Story with His help, and what needs to be done today with the Lord s Providential aid for the cause of personal and civil Liberty in Christ. Rev. Christopher Hoops, 2005 The thrilling story of the siege of Londonderry should never be forgotten by all true lovers of liberty. Although it is a story of long ago, it is full of lessons for the present. W. Stanley Martin, approx. 1900 The story of the 1689 siege of Londonderry proclaims the power of God in the incredible resistance of the City of Londonderry against the attempted Jacobite conquest of Ireland by the deposed King James II of England. While the city leaders vacillated, thirteen bold and brave young apprentices took the initiative to close the city gates. No surrender! became the rallying cry. Faith in Christ gave the people of Derry the courage to resist in the face of extended siege, blockade, starvation, and disease. Liberty lovers young and old should read this book.
This is a reprint from an older book and was another reason I liked it. I am a lover of older books and this fit right in that category. I personally enjoyed the story and I think any young person would enjoy it as well. Just the type of book our boys need to be reading. Has the perseverance and courage that we don't often see. The Pastor in the story was quite a soldier and fighter:) If you are interested in purchasing a copy of this book for yourself, please check out Amazon.
Thank you to Pump Up Your Books for sending me a copy for review.