Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The River Book Review
The River by Michael Neale was a pleasant surprise for me to read. This book has been so popular and I honestly had no idea what the book was about when I ordered it. Neale has quite a way of writing a story that anyone can relate to and understand.
The start of the book grabbed my attention and sucked me into the rest of the story. Neale starts out talking about meeting a man at the airport who tells him this crazy life story. This "life story" is what fills the books pages. Going back to Gabriel Clarke's tragic loss to his life in Kansas where he grows up in a typical country life. After high school he goes on a road trip to Colorado with some friends to hike and run the river where he unexpectedly discovers an incredible peace and past he knew nothing about.
I like this story because I grew up in Colorado and now live in Kansas, so I understand the two very different places and longing to start a new adventure. I grew up surrounded by rafting and people whose life was the river so I relate to this story. I also enjoyed how Neale captured the peace of our Father's love and how He is always there.
I don't think this is a book that everyone would enjoy reading, it's almost like a biography to read (which I love) but others do not. If you read the first chapter and don't like it then you probably won't like the rest of the book, if it interests you, you will read it as fast as I did.
Check out Michael Neale website.
"I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishing through their Booksneeze program. This is my honest opinion of the book."