Christian book review: Thunder In The Morning Calm by Don Brown
Don Brown writes nice gently Christian tales of the Navy in the Pacific. They are not exceptional other than the fact they depict a Navy officer who’s a Christian (sometimes more than one in other stories) in life and death situations. His characters are realistically drawn. They are nice, honorable, and moral. Some are Christians. As military thrillers, Don’s books are just quietly good entertainment. There’s no glorification of sin. In the military situations people die, commonly in a brutal fashion. But the descriptions are not particularly gory. They are excellent fill for a voracious reader like myself when I run out of books I really like.
You’ll enjoy this book about a Navy officer called to find out if the rumored presence of Korean War POWs is true, and the Christian underground helping North Korean believers escape the horror. It takes place during the near future when North Korea and the American Navy are having a major flare-up of tension and conflict.
The spiritual level depicts mainline Christian believers with no preaching, just living it out. It is traditional Christian-retail approved, Zondervan-style Christian fiction. There’s nothing controversial or radical in their faith. It doesn’t quite reach evangelical, but it’s definitely Christian.