The River: Print Edition

The River: Print Edition

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by Michael Neale
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780983787907
Publisher:
River, The
Publication date:
09/01/2011

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The River: A Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An incredible story that inspired me deeply. I would encourage all to read...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a beautiful story, vivid characters, landscape, and of course the "river." The description of the sounds, colors and wildlife, all made me wish that our rivers where I live would even come close to comparing to the rivers in this book. I loved the people in this book, they were loving, hard working and understanding of each other. I seems that harsh words were never spoken. I give "thumbs up " on this book, and I hope you read it and enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was one of the best books I've ever read! Kept your interest from start to finish. Very discriptive. You can experience the River with out having to leave your home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The River is undiscriable. I was reading it in class abd it just took my heart. It let me see life frim another wibdow. It inspires you to nevrr give up. I love it when Ezra says that the day that Gabes dad died was a beautiful day that when a man gives up his life for another. From, Graceanne B.
olympicgram More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book. This one touched my heart like no other book I've read recently. At times I laughed and at other times I cried. this book is the whole package. I loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a touching story----i loved it!
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One of the best stories ive ever read- in my top ten list
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This amazing narrative of Gabriel's life and powerful allegory of God. The River pulls you into the book as if you were there. It was well written and a refreshing story. The River is a easy read, a time to sit back and relax.  The River is a allegory. What is a Allegory? A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. From the back cover :"You were made for The River..." My own words: You were made for God and to experience his goodness in your life.  Gabriel Clarke is drawn to The River, just like we are drawn to Our Father. This river is a ribbon of frothy white water carving its was 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.  My own words: Our own past has been a challenge but knowing we can rest in His plan and purpose for our lives. The River brings this to home through the pages of this book.  Chains fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River. He remains trapped afraidto take hold of the life awaiting him.  My own words: I know for my personal life I had a lot of fear and chains that needed to be broken and Jesus has done that.And he will do that for you. We need to just trust and rest in him. I'm thankful for The River to give me a visual picture.  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.  My own words: Your destiny is before you. The River shows you how to be brave and strong like Gabriel, Its as if you are there with Gabriel going through the same trials. I felt empathy for Gabriel as if I was his friend. Jesus carries our burdens and that exactly what Jesus was doing in The River. Gabriel makes peace with The River. We have to rest in His Peace on a daily basis.  I was inspired to read The River because Micheal Neale is part of our church and He did this Allegory show at our church of The River. It was awesome to see this book in real life. It inspired our son(10 years old) to read the book too. I'm thankful for reading The River.  God is so good!!!! If you are looking for a loving read, then you would enjoy The River. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book transformed my middle school Intensive Reading Class! AMAZING! 
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Lanie-Girl_0513 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book. I am one for action and romance type books, but I as ready for something different. I bought this when it was the NOOK Book of the day and man, I am glad I did. A great story that ends well and almost has you tearing up if your the sensitive type.
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eheinlen More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't really to my taste. It wasn't a bad book. The writing style was OK. I just couldn't get into the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book and one that stays in your mind after you put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much!
PetLover1924 More than 1 year ago
Gabriel is mysteriously drawn to a river, but the memory of the terrible event he had witnessed on The River was something that no child should see. He then returns to The River after many years and there he finds his destiny. It is a heart-filled book about losing the one you love, and trying to overcome The River that took your loved one from you. I can imagine that the hardest thing to get come to terms with is losing one of your parents or a loved one, and on top of that having to face that river, plane, or car.  All the characters will be kept in your heart form generation to generation. My favorite part of the book was when Gabriel went back to The River. He faced and over can his fear. And it is an lessen to us all that we can to overcome anything if we set our minds to it.  The book kept me somewhat entertained.  Maybe I am just used to reading about vampires. But the characters came to life. I would love to pass this book onto one of my family members. I know others would cherish this book too.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a reminder of all the pain of life and how there is healing too.