Book Review: “The River” By Michael Neale

September 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Michael Neale in his new book, “The River” published by Thomas Nelson introduces us to Gabriel Clarke.

From the back cover:  “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.

Highly emotional trauma that is never truly dealt with that holds Gabriel in the past and prevents him from embracing his future.  The River was there when the trauma occurred and the River is there when he makes the attempt for healing.  “The River” is a marvelous read full of atmosphere and details.  “The River” is about friendship.  It is about honesty, rebuilding your life and moving forward in a new direction.  It is about trusting God and learning to lean on Him for His guidance and direction.  Mr. Neale knows how to tell a story that is both interesting and thought-provoking and I recommend it highly.

You can find “The River” at a discount at http://www.deepershopping.com/item/neale-michael/river-a-novel/4881341.html

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  1. 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!


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