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Into the Canyon

A River Novel
Format: Paperback

Availability: In stock

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An exhilarating, powerful story from the bestselling author of  The River .

An exhilarating, powerful story from the bestselling author of The River.

Some stories take generations to unfold.

Gabriel Clarke has The River in his blood: The River that he loved as a child. The River that took his father, John. The River he feared, fled . . . and has come back to now.

Jacob Fielding owes the last twenty years of his life to John Clarke—the stranger who drowned saving him and his brother from their own boyish recklessness. Since that day, Jacob’s gratitude has extended to everyone around him . . . especially Gabriel, that brave man’s son.

But while the death of John Clarke became a powerful force for good in Jacob, it has been an unshakable source of darkness in another man. When gratitude and guilt meet at the River, two decades after that fateful day, Gabriel finds himself face-to-face with a stark choice for his own future: anger or forgiveness, hatred or love, death or life.

So much more than an allegory, Into the Canyon will inspire you to love deeply, forgive extravagantly, and live large.

Contributor(s) Michael Neale
About the Contributor(s) Michael Neale
Talentoso escritor, experimentado actor y magistral cuentista, todo lo anterior describe a Michael Neale. En la actualidad, Neale dirige un evento musical en formato multimedia, con narraciones en vivo, conocido como The River Experience , que cautiva a la audiencia con imágenes impresionantes de calidad cinematográfica y una banda sonora de primera clase. Michael vive en Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, con su esposa, Leah, y sus hijos Micah, Maisie y Wyatt.
ISBN-10 1401688500
ISBN-13 9781401688509
Release Date Sep 2, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.6000
Height 8.38
Width 5.50
Length 304
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Jeanie
Overall Rating
Have you read Wm. Paul Young's The Shack? If so, this book's premise will be familiar to you from its opening pages. Even the lesson is the same: according to the back of the book, it will "inspire you to love deeply, forgive extravagantly, and live large." [sic] There's even an apparent cold-case murder of a child and involvement of the "sherriff" (Neale's spelling).
We encounter Gabriel Clarke at various stages of his life: age 5, when his father drowns saving a man named Jacob. Then early 20s, when Gabriel is a rafting guide in love with Jacob's daughter. Then his 50s, when another man (the narrator on the outside looking in) visits Gabriel in his cabin after hearing him tell some of his story in a previous encounter. Does this remind you of another book yet? Gabriel is supposedly (read "occasionally") angry at Jacob for being the hapless guy that Gabriel's father lost his life saving.
Besides "sherriff," annoying misspellings like "purest" for "purist," "it's" for "its" and even "Tabatha" for "Tabitha" distract you. And who couldn't notice "Witchita," as in Kansas? It's spelled correctly later, but that almost makes it worse.
With these egregious misspellings and hokey dialogue that will remind you of the movie Fireproof (anybody seen that?), the unappealing cover is the least of the author's worries. His credibility takes a flying leap out the window. You get the feeling the author hopes this will be made into a movie. And you get the unbearable feeling you are wasting your time, so I advise you now not to.
The back of the book says Neale is an award-winning songwriter. I have to assume he's better off keeping that day job.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” (Posted on 8/28/2014)

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