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Subject: FANTASTIC book suggestion...
Date Posted: 1/28/2012 7:21 AM ET
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I read quite a bit of Christian fiction. I teach at a Christian school so I'm always looking for suggestions for my students. Well, I just finished reading Riven by Jerry B. Jenkins, and I don't say this lightly. It was the best book I have read in a long time. It was so powerful and moving. Sincerely life changing. In fact, when I told my students about it yesterday, I started crying!

Definitely a must read. It's a great story - raw at some points, mildly disturbing at others. But it's also encouraging and uplifting. By far the best Christian fiction novel I've ever read.

Anyone else read this?

Date Posted: 1/28/2012 12:16 PM ET
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I too have read this book and it deeply affected me also.

Date Posted: 1/28/2012 8:40 PM ET
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I read it a couple of years ago & really liked it also.  It is a story that will stay with me for a very long time!

Date Posted: 1/30/2012 4:50 PM ET
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It's a wonderful book.  I think it would make a good book for a discussion group ... or for those who have put their faith on the back burner for a while ... or for those who need to ponder anew the wonder of a loving God ... or for just about anyone. 

Another thought-provoking book with a not-so-happy, but very good ending is "The Great Divide" by Davis Bunn.

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 12:39 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestion, Bonita. I'll definitely look into it! I was hoping to find more books similar to Riven. But I think they are few and far between!

Date Posted: 2/6/2012 2:07 PM ET
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Sarah -  I read the description and added it to my WL.  Have you read "Same Kind of Different as Me"?  The description reminded me of that book, I enjoyed that one too.

Date Posted: 2/8/2012 9:16 PM ET
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Thanks so much for the suggestion, Margaret! I added it to my WL! Sounds great.

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 5:38 PM ET
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What age of students do you teach? I can make a lot of recommendations for kids, teens, or teens/adults interested in fantasy.