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In Search of Honor Paperback – January 1, 1992
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Hess is a graduate of Bob Jones University with degrees in both social studies education and dramatic production.
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This book is the story of Jacques Chenier, a fictional character whose life is torn apart one day when his father is murdered. His desire for revenge gets him in deep trouble, and what follows is a gripping story of hate and its consequences, as Jacques learns the true meaning of honor. Even if you aren't interested in the French Revolution, I would recommend this book.
Jacques escapes from the Bastille to find that his mother has starved herself to death, mourning for his father. He agrees with the leaders of the Revolution that the nobility must no longer be allowed to run the country on their whims, or even to live. At the storming of the Bastille he rescues the old man from the tower cell. Despite the many years of imprisonment without hope of a trial, Pierre-Joseph does not rejioce to see the head of the fortress' governor on the end of a pike. He comes to live with Jacques. The boy is now associating with all the important, though fickle, people in his quest for honor; an honor to "see, hear, feel right now!" Pierre-Joseph warns him that the praise of men has a high, high price, and is not lasting. But Jacques is stubborn, and must experience this hard truth for himself. By the conclusion of the tale, Jacques has learned the value of true honor, and can say with Pierre-Joseph, "If you desire th worship, worship Christ."
Feel Jacques' heartbreak when he realizes he has rejected everything of true importance, and the joy of his repentance. "In Search of Honor" draws a telling picture of the honor that brings lasting peace, and is not found in the praise of men.
The tale follows the trials and tribulations of young Jacques as he grows up during this uncertain time. There are many historical references and it made my students feel like they really knew what life was like during that time.
The story also contains an inspirational message and meaningful "moral". An excellent historical fiction novel!!
While the characters were not precisely likable, I could fully understand and sympathize with why they did what they did. I certainly wanted to know what happened to them and read the book through in practically one sitting. I especially enjoyed the world-building as the excellent historical detail about the time, place, and Jacques' job as a sculptor was interesting and brought the story alive in my imagination.
I'm not sure if non-Christians would like it or not. It had a very definite Christian influence and quotes the Bible in several places, but only one minor character was actually Christian and I think non-Christians could relate to Jacques' attitude and desires.
I think both teens and adults would enjoy it. There was no sex and no bad language. Overall, I'd highly recommend this as well-written, clean reading.
Review by Debbie from Genre Reviews (genrereviews. blogspot. com)
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I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to read a historical fiction...Read more
Or exciting parts 😴
It also leaves u in suspense in a way 😕
I would put 0 stars if I could