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The sword of truth
Morris, Gilbert.
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Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House, [1994]

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409 pages ; 21 cm.
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Series premiere special price! Two families-the Wakefields of nobility and the lower-class Morgans-are the focus of this sweeping generational saga, joined by intriguing personalities such as Elizabeth I, William Tyndale, and John Bunyan. Linking the people and events through the ages is the struggle of men and women who sought God as the answer to their difficulties. #1: The Sword of Truth Myles Morgan's discovery of his noble heritage introduces him to a fascinating new life in the English court and to the political conflict surrounding the translation of the Bible into English.

Author Notes

Gilbert Morris, May 24, 1929 - Gilbert Morris was born on May 24, 1929 in Forrest City Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English in 1958 from Arkansas State University. He went on to earn his Master's in English from ASU as well and eventually earned his Doctorate in English from the University of Arkansas in 1968.

After graduating from college, Morris became a pastor for a Baptist Church in Alabama. He resided there from 1955 until 1961, at which point he accepted an appointment as a professor at Ouchita Baptist University.

Morris now writes books full time, and all of his stories have a basis in Christian faith. Over the course of his career, Morris has sold millions of copies of his titles. He has been a Gold medallion finalist several times and has received five angel awards, three for the Winslow series and two for the Appomatox Series. He won the National Award for Poetry from Cloverleaf in 1978.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Mixing historical fact with suspenseful fiction, Morris chooses the time of King Henry VIII and the Protestant Reformation to tell the story of Myles Morgan, brought to England by his unmarried mother to work as a serf on an English estate. Myles becomes friends with Hannah Kemp, who introduces him to William Tyndale, the Bible translator hated by the king. Myles recognizes his love for Hannah but is obsessed with Isabella, a selfish maid of the court. On her deathbed, Myles' mother confesses to Sir Robert Wakefield that Myles is his son. Wakefield adopts Myles, preempting his young cousin, Ralph Geddes, of the inheritance he thought would be his. Promising to get revenge, Geddes marries Isabella and pursues Myles, who is helping Tyndale smuggle Bibles from Germany to England. Geddes also plants Bibles in Wakefield's home, causing him to be imprisoned and compelling Myles to search for ways to convince the king to release him. Through a succession of dramatic events, Morris brings his story to a bittersweet conclusion: Geddes replaces Wakefield in prison, but Tyndale is executed. Powerful historical fiction. ~--Patty O'Connell