"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.
As a young boy, Gabriel Clarke saw his father drown while trying to rescue a kayaker. Following the accident, Gabriel is raised by his mother in Kansas. When he turns 20, Gabriel is invited by his friend Jimmy to go camping at the river where his father died. Though initially reluctant, he agrees. Once they're there, Gabriel makes peace with the river, meets a girl, and gets a job for the summer. Eventually, he meets the man his father died trying to save. -VERDICT Thomas Nelson is marketing this self-published title by a songwriter and worship leader as their big book this fall, so demand may be high. That being said, Neale tries too hard to make parallels between the river and God. The characters were likable, but readers may have trouble feeling truly invested in them. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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September 17, 2012
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