On my trip, I read Glory, Duty, and the Gold Dome. I read it in about two days. I woke up before everyone else so it was a great time to read and do my morning devotions. It was an incredible book! The plot follows the thoughts and actions of a fourteen year-old boy and his father alternately. The boy, Thomas, is an aide to his father who is a state representative. They work together to try to save the life of a woman, who is in a coma, and her unborn baby. The book not only provides a great example of a father-son relationship, but it also shows a lot about the legal system. In fact, I’m sure I could have counted it for civics in high school!
It is rare to find such a book in our day and age. A book where men boldly stand up and do their duty no matter what. The father in this book risks his congressional race to help this woman. He counted her more important than himself. He put her and her baby first despite great pressure to do otherwise. That’s what makes it such a great book.
(As an aside, the publisher recommends this book for those fourteen or older due to mature medical ethics-related issues.)