I have a great new book to share with you today. This book challenged me and encouraged me and I can't wait to share it with you!
The title and description of this book intrigued me, Wherever the River Runs--how a forgotten people renewed my hope in the gospel, by Kelly Minter. I wasn't sure what to expect so I decided I would take a little time each day to read the book after eating breakfast. I was less than half way though when a chapter or two a day just wasn't enough. The author captured and kept my attention and I found myself trying to find extra time during the day to read more.
The author talks about her trips to the Amazon river and the villages along the river and how God captured her heart in a deeper way and broke her for living a "normal" life. I enjoyed how the book wasn't just about her time in the Amazon meeting and ministering to the people (although those stories were very exciting and I greatly enjoyed them too), but about how God changed the way she lived when she was back at home in between her trips. How God slowly changed the way she interacted with the people around her.
I was challenged by this book. No, I don't think I will be visiting the Amazon anytime soon. I was challenged in other ways to live a deeper life right where I am. I was challenged to reevaluate my prayer life. I was challenged to take on the ministry opportunities around me, the everyday ones that most people, myself included, walk right past.
I would definitely recommend this book to those that are ready to be challenged, ready to grow. Even if you aren't ready, I dare you to read the book and try to walk away unchanged--bet you can't do it. ;)
Interested in reading this book? The Amazon Kindle price is $3.99 as of the writing of this post (Amazon prices are subject to change). Wherever the River Runs.
Other websites you might be interested in:
Trailer for the book
Author's website: www.KellyMinter.com
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