Book Review

I have a confession to make.

I have a secret indulgence.

I don’t indulge often, but when I do, I just drink it in.

I secretly love fiction.

Oh yes I do.

Thanks in part to Thomas Nelson Publishers and Booksneeze, I was able to partake in this adventure.  And so can you…

This story is about a boy and a river.  Simple concept, beautifully crafted.

Gabriel Clarke is his name, and he’s mysteriously drawn to The River, but something holds him back.  Chains of both fear and resentment imprison him, keeping him from discovering the treasure to be found there.  He remains trapped, afraid to take hold of the life awaiting him.  Afraid, due to a childhood memory.

I really enjoyed this tale.  It’s simplicity lent itself to the sensation of being swept away into the scenery and the plot alongside the characters.  It delved into topics of healing, forgiveness, adventure, and most importantly, living life with a purpose.  I now understand in a new capacity, the concept of The River that constantly changes, constantly flows, and breathes life into all it touches.  Reminds me of the verse:

John 7:38
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

I tend to think deeply, and this just resonated with me,

I think that butterfly feeling will always be there whenever you connect with something bigger than you.  It’s part of what makes life beautiful.  If you stay connected only to that which is small enough for you to understand and control, then you have nothing – no adventure, no destiny, and no purpose.

So good.  Life was indeed meant to be lived.

Interested?  I would love to pass this along.  Simply leave a comment about your favorite outdoor location, and my “assistants” will randomly choose a winner on Friday.

Enjoy a wonderful day of adventure with Him!


3 thoughts on “Book Review

  1. My favorite outdoor location is any walking trail. My dog and I take long walks every weekend at the various metroparks. Most of the time, I download sermons or worship music onto my iPod. Other times, I push pause and just listen to the still, small voice of God found in nature.

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