War in the Wasteland
Douglas Bond is back with another superb historical volume: War in the Wasteland – this one, about World War I.
Nigel Hopkins finds himself in the trenches of World War I under the command of teenage atheist 2nd Lieutenant C.S. Lewis. Nigel and his war dog must learn the source of true courage while facing a desperate enemy in No Man’s Land in the final offensive of the war.
Meanwhile, underage WAAC Elsie Fleming, working at the field hospital in Étaples, will have her idealism about war challenged by the brutal realities she sees in the broken men who return from the Front—and the many who never return.
A Study Guide in PDF format to accompany War in the Wasteland has been prepared by author Douglas Bond, and will be sent via email to every purchaser of the book!
“War in the Wasteland is proof positive of what I have known for many years now: Douglas Bond is a great storyteller. Indeed, this novel combines all the attributes of a can’t-put-it-down thriller with the intellectual tensions of a historical drama: taut plotting, strong characters, and soaring backdrop. Put this one on the top of your must-read list.” — George Grant, author, teacher, pastor at Parish Presbyterian Church
“Everything Douglas Bond writes, almost by definition, is a fascinating read.” — Joel Belz, WORLD Magazine
“War in the Wasteland is a gripping, informative, adrenalin-producing picture of World War I. Bond captures on every page the awful moments of fear and the reflective conversations of men who don’t know if they’ll survive the day.” — Douglas E. Lee, Brigadier General, USA (Ret), President, Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty
“Douglas Bond is a historian with unusual insight.” — Russ Pulliam, Indianapolis Star
“War in the Wasteland gives a back story of the pre-Christian C. S. Lewis, a literate atheist arguing against God in the trenches of the Great War. A non-nostalgic glimpse of war, Bond’s characters bring historical life and color to the human costs in WWI, without romanticizing its brutality. — Michael T. Sugimoto, Professor of Asian Studies and Great Books, Pepperdine University
“Douglas Bond is one of my family’s favorite authors. A new Bond book produces a thrill of anticipation around our table. His latest, War in the Wasteland—a compelling, emotive story—lives up to this reputation.”
— Ray Van Este, Professor of Biblical Studies, Union University