Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The River

“The River is a story that will transform how you see yourself and the world.” —Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author of The Noticer, The Traveler’s Gift, and How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
“You were made for The River . . .”
Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure.
But something holds him back—the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The River when he was just five years old—something no child should ever see.
Chains of fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River. He remains trapped, afraid to take hold of the life awaiting him.
When he returns to The River after years away, his heart knows he is finally home. His destiny is within reach. Claiming that destiny will be the hardest—and bravest—thing he has ever done.

I must say, the river was nothing like I thought it would be. I thought it would be a little bit more thought provoking then it really is. The ending was okay, if the author is going to continue with another book but not a good ending for a 
novel. I wouldn't really recommend this book to anyone. 

I was given this book for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.


  1. Interesting review. I liked this book, and I'm recommending it to a lot of people. It's really a book about trusting God, letting go of past hurts so that you can move forward in life. It's an inspiring story about the possibilities that unfold when you are willing to take a risk. Life with God is meant to be an adventure--this book reminded me of that truth!

  2. Thanks for what you said, i see your point in what you are saying, it was just really hard for me to get into the book, thats why it didn't get a good review. I also thought the author didn't take much time for the little details that help mae up a story.