“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.
Length: 320 Pages
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Company: Thomas Nelson
Visit the author's website at http://www.michaelneale.com/
The River can be described in a multitude of ways. It can be viewed as a parable, an exciting outdoor adventure, or even as a journey into a closer relationship with God.
This book will appeal to readers of many different genres. Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, inspirational or adventure, romance or mystery, or a study in human relationships and dealing with grief ... there is something for everyone.
At the age of five, Gabriel unfortunately witnessed the tragic death of his father as he tried to save the life of a kayaker in trouble. Gabriel withdrew into a world all his own, and he often became unreachable by those who cared about him.
After an almost reclusive childhood, things finally changed when Gabriel turned twenty. A friend challenged him to go along on an outdoor adventure trip to Colorado, and Gabriel reluctantly agreed to go. His life would never be the same.
The River has earned a place on my all-time favourites book list. I will be purchasing copies of this book to give away as gifts, and can't wait to hear what my friends and family think about this one!
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Thomas Nelson, in exchange for my honest review.